Student Loans, Stipends and Foundations

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Here is a list of state run student loan providers and a collection of small and relatively unknown scholarship providers especially for disabled or chronically ill students. Please note that not all providers are named below. Large and well known scholarship providers that are open to all students are not listed here. You can easily inform yourself about these scholarships on the sites of the student’s service center, the Deutsche Studentenwerk or Stipendienlotse. Apart from these there are a number of specialized foundations at the Johannes-Gutenberg University. For more information please visit the university's official website.

The organizations are responsible for financial decisions. The Office of Accessibility cannot give further information than those listed.

Student Loan Providers

BAföG

The „Förderungsabteilung“ (department of financial aid) of the JGU is responsible for the BAföG applications. The Service Center is located in the Bonifazius-Tower A (Rhabanusstr. 3, Mainz).

Contact:

Mail: bafoeg@uni-mainz.de
Tel.: 06131 39 – 23129
Internet: https://www.bafoeg.uni-mainz.de/

KFW - Student Loan

The KFW – student loan supports “flexibly and independent of income”.

Contact:
Tel.: 0800 5 39 90 03
Internet: https://www.kfw.de/inlandsfoerderung/Privatpersonen/Studieren-Qualifizieren/

aStA-Student Loans

The “Arbeitsbereich für Soziales” (team for social issues) of the aStA offers students in financial distress an interest free loan or specially designated financial aid.

Contact:
Mail: soziales@asta.uni-mainz.de
Tel.: 06131 39 – 24822
Internet: https://www.blogs.uni-mainz.de/asta/ab-ref/soziales/

Federal Educational Loans

An educational loan is for students nearing the end of their studies.

Please note the information on non-eligible subjects.

Contact:
Mail: Poststelle@bva-bund.de-mail.de

Tel.: 0228 99358 – 4492
Internet: http://www.bva.bund.de/DE/Organisation/Abteilungen/Abteilung_BT/Bildungskredit

Stipends and Foundations

Peter Fuld Stiftung

Peter Fuld Stiftung
Kennedyallee 55
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: 0 69 / 63 70 54
Fax: 0 69 / 63 90 04
www.peterfuldstiftung.de/stipendien
verwaltung@peterfuldstiftung.de
Office hours: Mo – Do 10:30 bis 12:30

This foundation gives stipends to people who have been the target of discrimination. Mainly due to heritage but also due to disability. It is only granted, if your degree (Bachelor / Master) is endangered due to financial need. It is granted for a maximum of 4 semesters and only to those who have shown determination in their studies and have achieved good grades. This financial support is known as "Abschlusshilfe" as it is meant to help you graduate.

Franz Beckenbauer Stiftung

Franz Beckenbauer Stiftung
Office Manager: Anita Büchling
Postfach: 700220
81302 München
Fax: 089 / 78586464
www.beckenbauer-stiftung.de

This foundation is aimed at people with physical or mental disabilities and to a lesser degree, those in financial distress due to external reasons. Applying is always possible. Ther is no permanent funding, but rather a financial aid for special needs (e.g. clothes made from natural fibres for someone with neurodermatitis).

Votum-Stiftung

Information available at:
Sekretariat der Kanzlerin
Ines Fieker, Tel +49 6131 39-22202

This is for orphans and motherless / fatherless students. Very strict criteria are applied and to date not one of our students has gained this stipend.

Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung

Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung
Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts
Markt 26
53111 Bonn
Tel.: 02 28 / 60 46 90
Fax: 02 28 / 6 04 69 99
info@aids-stiftung.de
www.aids-stiftung.de

As the name states, this is for student who are HIV-positive. Applications can be submitted throughout the year. The application form can be found on their homepage.
It is not a permanent funding, rather funds are given for specific purposes and differ due to each individuals financial and personal situation. Also it is a post-ranked fund, which means that financial aid is only given, if  governmental agencies or health care provider have already declined payment.

Elfriede-Breitsameter-Stiftung

Elfriede-Breitsameter-Stiftung
Obere Hauptstraße 10b
85386 Eching
Tel: 0 89 / 3 27 13 70
info@breitsameter-stiftung.de
www.breitsameter-stiftung.de

This foundation is for people with Poliomyelitis or Multiple Sclerosis. Applications can be submitted at any time. The application form can be downloaded on their homepage. Along with it a certification of disability, a verification of illness and a verification of income have to be submitted. This foundation doesn't give out long term stipends but rather one time financial aid for certain specific needs. The prerequisit is that despite financial need neither state agencies nor health insurance will pay.

Heinz-und-Mia-Krone-Stiftung

Heinz und Mia Krone Stiftung
Kistlerhofstr. 104
81379 München
Tel.: 0 89 / 55 27 78 27
Fax: 0 89 / 55 27 78 22
info@krone-stiftung.org
www.krone-stiftung.org

This foundation is for people who could previously walk but now need a wheelchair permanently due to an accident or illness. This foundation doesn't give out long term stipends but rather one time financial aid for certain specific needs (e.g. remodeling your home for wheelchair accessibility, adapting your car to suit your needs). The prerequisit is that despite financial need neither state agencies nor health insurance will pay.
The application form can be downloaded on their homepage and can be submitted at all times. Along with it a certification of disability, a verification that you really are dependent on a wheelchair, a verification of income and an estimation of the costs must be submitted.

Nathalie-Todenhöfer-Stiftung

Nathalie Todenhöfer Stiftung
Pienzenauerstraße 27
81679 München
Tel.: 0 89 / 55 26 72 94
Fax: 0 89 / 55 26 72 96
info@nathalie-todenhoefer-stiftung.de
www.nathalie-todenhoefer-stiftung.de

Office hours: Mon, Tue, and Thu 11-15 Uhr

This foundation is for people with Multiple Sclerosis. They work closely togethter with the DMSG (German Multiple Sclerosis Association). This foundation doesn't give out long term stipends but rather one time financial aid for certain specific needs (e.g. health aids). The prerequisit is that despite financial need neither state agencies nor health insurance will pay.
The application form can be downloaded on their homepage and can be submitted at all times. Along with it a certification of disability, a verification of illness and a verification of income must be submitted.

Stiftung Darmerkrankungen (intestinal diseases)

Stiftung Darmerkrankungen
c/o Kanzlei Behr und Overbeck
Lange Reihe 29
20099 Hamburg
Tel.: 04 31 / 5 97 36 30
info@stiftung-darmerkrankungen.de
www.stiftung-darmerkrankungen.de

This foundation is for people with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. This stipend is for all kinds of further education or training. The stipend is only given out for the duration of one year and only for specific enterprise (e.g. revision course, internships, trade master). This stipend is not for covering the costs of living and maxes out at 10.000,- €.
Applicants must be between 18 (in exceptional cases 16) to 35 years old. Applications can only be submitted once a year, the deadline is April 30th. The application form can be downloaded on their homepage and along with it an informal letter describing your motivation, a short projekt outline, a tabular CV and a doctors certification of the disease must be submitted.

Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds

Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds
Stadtwaldgürtel 18
50931 Köln
Tel.: 02 21 / 40 63 31 – 0
Fax: 02 21 / 40 63 31 – 9
info@stiftungsfonds.org
www.stiftungsfonds.org

Contact for the Study-Stipend:
Herr Andreas Buschmann
Telefon: 02 21 / 40 63 31 – 5
andreas.buschmann@stiftungsfonds.org

This foundation isn't bound to the region of Köln (Cologne), rather it funds studies throughout Germany at Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences with state qualified degrees.
Funding is dependent on your overall income (other stipends must be declared) und maxes out at 3.500,-€. The age limit is 30.
Prerequisite for funding are good grades therefore only students from the 3. Semester on can apply. Special burdens due to disability or illness can (and should) be disclosed as they will be taken into consideration.
You can apply twice yearly during February and August. Outside these timeframes no applications are accepted.
The documents in support of your application are extensive. Please visit their homepage to download the checklist for applications. Whoever makes the shortlist will be invited to the "Bewerbertage" (applicant days) in Cologne.

Hans-Rosenthal-Stiftung

Hans-Rosenthal-Stiftung
- schnelle Hilfe in akuter Not – e.V.
Postfach 45 04 04
12174 Berlin
Tel.: 0 30 / 7 72 43 55
Fax: 0 30 / 7 72 44 51
Hans-rosenthal-stiftung@t-online.de
www.hans-rosenthal-stiftung.de

This foundation is for all those in financial need through no fault of their own but due to accidents or cruel stroke of fate. This may apply to students with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Indeed most examples of recipients on their homepage have some kind of background with illness or disability.
Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Apart from being in financial need further prerequisites are that this need cannot be resolved through personal efforts, that financial aid from another third party can't be expected and that the financial aid by the foundation will actually help alleviate the need.

Fond des Bundespräsidenten

Bundespräsidialamt
Referat 11
11010 Berlin

There is a special fund by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany which can give a one time small monetary aid. Prerequisite is an acute financial need along with a severe illness or disability.
Application letters must be sent to the adress above and contain a description of the financial distress and disability / illness.

Ferdinand und Charlotte-Schimmelpfennig-Stiftung

Ferdinand und Charlotte-Schimmelpfennig-Stiftung
p.A. Herrn Klaus Manthey
Kreutzwaldstraße 46
14089 Berlin
Tel.: 0 30 / 3 65 57 93
schimmelpfennig-stiftung.de

This foundation funds young people during their education and apprenticeships. An informal application may be submitted throughout the year and should contain a description of the economic situation and a CV.

QUERDENKER-Stipendium

QUERDENKER - Stipendium
Ingmar Eschli
Mansteinstraße 46
20253 Hamburg
Tel.: 040 - 84505502
ie@querdenker-stipendium.com
http://www.querdenker-stipendium.com/

This foundation gives stipends for internships in foreign countries, language courses in foreign countries, Work-and-Travel and student exchanges. It fund people of all ages for educational or work related goals in foreign countries, but not just ordinary, run off the mill goals everyone else is after, rather "different" goals.
to ensure that as many as possible can be funded, the individual amounts are calculated to maximize recipients.
The application form can be found on their homepage and you can apply throughout the year.
See http://www.querdenker-stipendium.com/Stipendium-Bewerbung.php