Children and Corona
Online events such as online yoga or dancing lessons should help to leave everyday stress behind.
Events from the pme family service can be found here.
Information emergency school and childcare services Bremen (german)
Family Care Office, Frau Gürlevik
initinal consulting for all university members
AG family-friendly studies
student initiative for all matters of students
Social consulting Studierendenwerk
for all matters of students
Social Consulting Universität Bremen
for all matters of the employees
conflict counseling for all university members
contact and information point for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses
student initiative for diversity and inclusion
BAföG training allowance - What changes in relation to my BAföG entitlement?
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has stipulated that "Students who depend on benefits under the Federal Education Promotion Act (BAföG) should not suffer any financial disadvantages if lectures or lessons at your training center are temporarily canceled due to the COVID 19 pandemic or the beginning of the semester is completely postponed.
More information here: www.bmbf.de/de/faq-ausbildungsfoerderung-und-corona-rise-11215.html
Specifically, this means that, on the one hand, you don't have to worry about the corona crisis affecting your BAföG eligibility. You can now be eligible for BAföG if your income or that of your dependent parents / partners has changed.
There are many scholarships and also some foundations that currently support students in need. Think again about applying for a scholarship. Even outside the current crisis, a scholarship is a good way to finance your studies. Also beyond financial support, because many scholarship providers offer their scholarship holders exciting additional educational opportunities and interesting networks.
www.hildegardis-verein.de (Corona emergency aid)
Loan fund of the Studierendenwerk (State of Bremen)
The Bremen Senate has increased the loan fund of the Studierendenwerk Bremen for students in financial need. If you are in an economic emergency due to corona, you can get a loan for three months from April 1st.
It is an interest-free loan. The amount of the loan is based on the extent of the financial emergency to be demonstrated, but may not exceed a sum of € 550 per month. It is granted for a maximum of 3 months and can be made as a one-time payment in exceptional situations to be justified in writing.
Information and application: www.stw-bremen.de/de/studienfinanzierung/darlehensfonds
KfW student loan (federal government) * new: also available for international students from June 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 *
Students have been able to apply for an interest-free loan from KfW since the beginning of May. The interest-free loan is up to 650 euros per month. The loan can be applied for online without red tape.
Bridging aid "grant" (federal government)
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has provided a bridging aid to the German Student Union amounting to 100 million euros. These are made available to the student services on site. This money is intended to help those students who can be proven to be in a particularly acute emergency who need immediate help and cannot avail themselves of any other support. You can receive a monthly grant of between € 100 and € 500 from the state for the months of June, July and August 2020. You have to apply for a new one every three months and it depends on your individual needs. Enrolled students at a state or state-recognized university can apply for bridging assistance from June 16, 2020 at www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de. The responsible student union decides on the guidelines, the application and the approval of a grant from the bridging aid (grant).
Emergency child supplement (April to September 2020)
The Federal Employment Agency has changed access to the child supplement for low earners. With the so-called "emergency KIZ" families with low income can easily receive up to 185 euros per child per month. Students with children can receive the "Emergency KIZ" if their income situation has changed and their earnings are not sufficient to support their family.
Special support for international students (also with children)
Advice centers in Bremen
International students also receive advice and support in acute emergencies from the Inner Mission, the Catholic University Community (KHG) and the Evangelical Student Community (ESG). All offers of the churches are open to students of all faiths.
Apply for emergency grants.
The support association XENOS supports international students at Bremen universities. It was founded with the aim of providing material help to foreign students who were in need through no fault of their own. The association has existed since 1984 and also supports outside of the current crisis situation.
Scholarship for students in need from developing countries of the Studierendenwerk Bremen WS 2020/21 (application on July 28th and July 30th, 2020-> see links!)
Here’s a list of educational and entertaining activities to keep them occupied.
Stay at home guide: 100s activities and resources for a family at home
Information about working during corona at university Bremen can be found here.