Finance

Accepted applicants receive a stipend in accordance with the German 'Nachwuchsförderungsgesetz', of 1000 Euro per month, with a possible child care supplement of 102.26 Euro for the first child, and 51.13 Euro for each subsequent child.

75% of the stipend takes the form of a loan.

Repayment begins three years after the end of the stipend period, in fixed instalments of at least 51.13 Euro. If the loan is repaid in full in a single instalment, there may be discount of almost 40%, depending on the amount of the loan.

Students may also apply for housing benefits ('Wohngeld'). Registered citizens on a low income can receive a basic payment from the city of Berlin, for rent of up to approximately 220 Euro before bills.

In order to apply for this, students must fill in a 'Wohngeldantrag' at the Bürgeramt: http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/wohnen/wohngeld/