Study and education credit
As alternatives to BAföG, public institutions offer student credit and loans. There are basically four options:
Financing from the first semester onwards: Der KfW-Studienkredit (Development Loan Coorporation Study Credit)
To cover tuition fees: Das bayerische Studienbeitragsdarlehen (Bavarian Tuition Fees Loan)
After passing a mid-term exam: Der Bildungskredit (Education Credit)
Towards the end of your studies: Das Studienabschlussdarlehen (Final Degree Loan)
Before you decide to borrow money from one of these schemes and get into debt, take the opportunity to and get some personal and non-biased advice from our Student Credit Advice Service.