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Scholarships, foundations, aid services

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Many foundations and financial aid services offer scholarships to (partially) finance your studies. Criteria for the awarding of scholarships vary from one organization to another.
You can check further possibilities at Studentenwerk München or at Stipendienreferat of the LMU.

Here is a short survey of financial aid possibilities.

Deutschlandstipendium

The Deutschlandstipendium is thought to support especially talented and powerful students. The scholars have taken responsibility in the social environment, in the family, in an organization or in a social service responsibility or they have successfully mastered obstacles in their résumé.
The Deutschlandstipendium with an amount of 300 euros per month is financed at one half by the Federal Republic of Germany and on the other half by private sponsors like enterprises, foundations, organizations and alumni. You can get further information here .

Student loans

Students can apply for low-interest loans to cover their study fees at the LfA Förderbank Bayern. The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau(KfW) also offers similar loans. [more]

Besides you may find many student loans nationwide.
An overview including a rating is offered by the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE) in the PDF article (in German).

Financial Aid for Individual Study Programs

To make study at our Faculty more flexible, members of the Student Union and the Tuition and Fees Committee have decided to offer financial aid to Master's students who wish to create individual study programs. [mehr]

BAföG

"BAföG" is the abbreviation for the "Federal Education Advancement Law". This law regulates state financial aid for education. If your own or your parents' incomes do not suffice to finance your education and livelihood, then you are entitled to adequate state financial aid. BAfög is not a scholarship!
The Office for Educational Aid (Amt für Ausbildungsförderung) at the Studentenwerk München is responsible for students studying at Munich's universities and arranges for the approval of aid according to BAföG (§48 and §15 section 3a). (legal text)
You can find more information about BAföG at the Studentenwerks München. website here.

To apply for financial aid at the Studentenwerk München, you need to submit the following:

  • An application form (at www.das-neue-bafoeg.de) , also available at the Studentenwerk München
  • A current statement of your bank account
  • A record of study (available at the Examinations Offices in Chemistry and Pharmacy). Requirement is at least 72 ECTS in the Bachelor Chemistry and Biochemistry until the 3rd semester.

For detailed consultation, especially concerning partial loan-payment waivers please contact the Studentenwerk. (Please note their business hours!)

Studentenwerk München
Amt für Ausbildungsförderung
Leopoldstraße 15/ 2nd and 4th Floor
80802 München

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