BAföG and Loans

The Studierendenwerk is the first place to contact if you have questions on how to finance your studies. It can give you advice on BAföG and tell you about other funding options.

Studierendenwerk Mannheim

AStA Mannheim Social Leaflet


The University of Mannheim awards around 250 scholarships per year. Students who receive a scholarship don’t just benefit financially; they also receive non-material support, which is just as valuable. As a scholarship holder, you have the chance to meet new people and develop a network.
Scholarships at the University of Mannheim


Students who are considering a career in academia can take their first step by working as a student assistant at the University Library or a chair. Working part-time or doing an internship also enables you to gain work experience while increasing your income.
Employment Opportunities

Student Loan Test

The Centre for Higher Education (CHE) also gives an overview of different student loan options in its Student Loan Test (available in German only).
Student Loan Test (PDF)

Financing a Semester Abroad 
There are many ways you can finance a period of study abroad – the International Office can give you further information.

Financing Your Doctorate 
You can find information on how to finance your doctorate here. The respective school can also advise you on this topic.