Financial Emergencies

HFU Emergency Funding
Students experiencing acute financial hardship can apply for financial assistance from the Friends of Furtwangen University Funding Association or from the Ministry of Science and Research (Wissenschaftsministerium).

Please contact the Director or Assistant Director of the International Center to discuss your personal situation prior to application.

This assistance cannot be used to finance a semester abroad or a study semester.

Help in financial emergencies - Information Sheet

Application form for Assistance in Financial Emergencies

Students Services
Student Services Freiburg offers a variety of types of support for students in unexpected financial emergencies including subsidies and meals free of charge in the dining hall (Mensa).

Applicants and students who cannot afford to pay the rental deposit can apply to Student Services who can arrange to pre-pay the deposit.

Churches and Charities
Students who find themselves in an acute financial situation can also apply to the church congregations at the university. 

Schwenningen Campus
Ms Märit Kaasch
E-Mail: Maerit.Kaasch(at)
Tel: 07720 33345

Ms Lucia Feuerstein
E-Mail: Kirche-at-campus(at)
Tel: 015753324021

Furtwangen Campus
Catholic University Congregation
Mr Michael Schlegel
E-Mail: Schlegel(at)
Tel.: +49 7723-91160

Further information on the university churches can be found here.

Caritas, a charity run by the Catholic Church, offers counselling and some financial support which is also available to students.