Financial Difficulties

When finding yourself in financial difficulties, good advice is dearly needed.


If you find yourself in dire financial straits during your studies, there are several partners in Weimar to which you can turn for immediate help.

The International Office provides emergency financial aid to foreign students who are in desperate financial need through no fault of their own. This means that one of the following criteria need to be fulfilled:

  • state of emergency through no fault of one's own (e.g. fire, robbery, natural desaster)
  • temporary financial difficulties of the home country paying for a scholarship
  • prolonged duration of study due to sickness or other circumstances through no fault of one's own

The Studentenwerk also offers a variety of social services for students in financial distress. For more info about the programmes and contacts for students in financial need, visit the website of the Studentenwerk.