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Financial assistance

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Childcare subsidies

Low-income students with children in care receive financial support from Mainz University of Applied Sciences. Childcare costs are subsidized up to 50%.
This includes all types of childcare:

  • Use of childminders from Family Services
  • Costs of the Campulino nursery school or any other nursery school if the child is still under two years old (spots for children two years or older are free in Rhineland-Palatinate)
  • PPivately organized childminders
  • privately organized nannies


Besonders alleinerziehende Studierende sind in der Regel finanziell nicht gut gestellt und benötigen materielle Unterstützung. Hier bietet die Hochschule Mainz die Möglichkeit, einen einmaligen finanziellen Zuschuss zu beantragen, unabhängig von der Förderung der Kinderbetreuung.

Grants and loans from Student Services (Studierendenwerk) Mainz

Student Services (Studierendenwerk) offers various grants and loans for students in financial need. Some of these instruments provide higher financial assistance to mothers and fathers than to childless students. Different conditions apply to exchange students (for example Erasmus, DAAD), and can be obtained from the relevant information providers.


Food allowance

Support between 30 and 50 Euro for food in the university cafeteria. All students with a difficult financial situation and an income below the maximum BAföG rate of approx. 648 euros are eligible to apply. Application forms can be found at the Studierendenwerk, entrance C (on the right-hand side of the wall) or at the AStA of Mainz University of Applied Sciences. Students can submit their application to the social department of the AStA.

Emergency funds for foreign students

Foreign students who are in need due to political events in their home country can apply for a grant of €900 (with child: €1200). Prerequisites are a proper academic course, an advanced semester and the endangerment of the degree due to financial hardship.

Cash assistance fund

Students can apply for a cash allowance of €700 (with child: €800) if they are financially distressed in an advanced semester through no fault of their own and their degree is at risk as a result.


Student Services (Studierendenwerk) Mainz
Entrance C
Room 131a
Staudingerweg 21
55128 Mainz

Who to contact: Monika Schreiber
06131 39-2473
schreiber (at)


Social support from the Stundent Services (Studierendenwerk) –  food allowance, emergency assistance fund, cash assistance fund


Loans for exams

A maximum loan of €1,800 can be applied for one year before the last examination of the degree. The loan must be secured by a German guarantor with regular and sufficient income. The interest-free repayment begins two months after completion of the exam and should be made within two years. After that, interest accrues.

Notgemeinschaft Studiendank Foundation

Students in considerable financial distress through no fault of their own can apply for a loan of a maximum of €5,100 if their studies have been conducted properly to date. Children are taken into account in the loan amount. The interest-free repayment is to take place within two years, in justified cases the possibility of deferral is given. The loan must be secured by a guarantee. In rare cases, the Foundation grants subsidies.

Loans from Student Services (Studierendenwerk) Mainz

Students for whom the continuation of their studies is at risk for financial reasons can receive short-term interest-free loans up to a maximum of €1,500.


Student Services (Studierendenwerk) Mainz
Entrance C
Room 131
Staudingerweg 21
55128 Mainz

Who to contact: Alexandra Junga
06131 39-24927
junga (at)


Financial support from Student Services (Studierendenwerk) – Loans for exams,  Notgemeinschaft Studiendank Foundation, loans from Student Services (Studierendenwerk) Mainz

General information about grants and loans can also be obtained from the social department of the AStA of Mainz University of Applied Sciences.