Study financing

In addition to the choice of subject, the selection of the university plays an important role in the decision to study. Last but not least, the decision also depends on financial aspects.

Study costs

In a Germany-wide comparison, studying in Cottbus or Senftenberg is comparatively very inexpensive.  Facts and figures can be found on the website Living costs. In addition to financing your own living expenses, you will have to pay semester fees for your studies at the BTU.

Financing options

In addition to financing your studies through your parents or through part-time jobs (online job market), there is the possibility of applying for state support within the framework of the Federal Training Act (BAföG). In addition, there are numerous scholarships for which it is worthwhile to apply, e.g. the Deutschlandstipendium. The 13 scholarships for gifted students in Germany offer socially committed, highly motivated and high-achieving first-year students and undergraduates not only financial support but also non-material support. To bridge financial gaps, taking out an educational loan, e.g. the German Education Study Fund or the Federal Government's educational loan program, can help.

Further information

The Studentenwerk Frankfurt/Oder grants hardship loans upon application if certain conditions are met.
In addition, the Deutsches Studentenwerk provides a lot of information on financing your studies.
International students can get tips on financing their studies from the BTU's International Relations Office.