Student Loan Advisory Service

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We are always happy to help - confidentially and free of charge!

What we offer:

  • advice on what can be done if your scholarship, BaföG, support from your parents or the part-time job are not sufficient
  • support if you are unsure whether or not to take up a loan
  • free and independent advice on various student loans
  • checking individual requirements
  • information on the duration of loans, conditions, interest and repayment arrangements
  • advice on intended as well as already existing student loans
  • loan advice if you are experiencing short-term financial difficulties
  • loan advice on long-term financing strategies during your studies
  • tips on how to avoid excessive debts
  • advice on various loan possibilities without any obligation
  • overview of further counselling possibilities

In order to avoid making unnecessary debts, we advise you to first look into more favourable financing opportunities than loans. Because, there are often better alternatives that can help you. You can get some free advice regarding this at the following Advisory Services:

- General Advice and Social Counselling

- General BAföG Advisory Service

- Scholarship Advisory Service

The Student Loan Advisory Service is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 23 to June 10, 2022.

How to contact us:

We are still happy to offer our support on the phone, during our opening hours.

If you would like to arrange a face-to-face appointment, please give us a ring during our office and opening hours or send an email.
If you are going to come to us personally, please take note of our  hygiene concept (at the moment, the 3G rule applies).

We urgently ask you to cancel appointments should you not be able to keep them, so that we can hand them on to other students in need of our support!

Alternatively, it is also possible to have video call sessions – for which we also ask you to arrange an appointment up ahead.

Our Advisory Team:

Frau Gellmann Tues and Wed 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Frau Fuchsteiner Thurs 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Fri 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

phone: +49 89 38196-1220

email: studienkreditberatung@stwm.de

postal address:

Studentenwerk München
Studienkreditberatung im Beratungszentrum
Frau Fuchssteiner/Frau Gellmann
Helene-Mayer-Ring 9
80809 München

FAQ Student Loan Advisory Service

Can I contact your advisory service even before my studies begin?

Yes, that’s what we would recommend.

When does it make sense to apply for a student loan?

If, for instance, your scholarship, BAföG, support you receive from your parents or the part-time job are no longer sufficient. We would be happy to provide you with information on the different types of loans that would be possible for you.

Which student loan is the best?

That greatly depends on the individual situation you are in. You are very welcome to contact us to receive further information on the phone.

Can I apply for the KfW Student Loan with you?

Unfortunately, that is not possible as we can only offer phone sessions at the minute. Please choose a distribution partner on the KfW bank’s website. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Can I send you the documents proving I am matriculated required for the KfW Student Loan at the beginning of a new semester?

Yes; however, until further notice we can only accept your documents by post:

Studentenwerk München
Studienkreditberatung im Beratungszentrum
Frau Fuchssteiner/Frau Gellmann
Helene-Mayer-Ring 9
80809 Munich

We cannot accept any documents sent to us by email.

What documents do we require for proof of matriculation for the KfW Student Loan?

- the verification protocol of your matriculation
- your certificate of matriculation
- a legible copy of your current identification document (front and back)

Please only send us these documents by post:

Studentenwerk München
Studienkreditberatung im Beratungszentrum
Frau Fuchssteiner/Frau Gellmann
Helene-Mayer-Ring 9
80809 Munich

We cannot accept any documents sent to us by email.

Can proof of identify and proof of matriculation for the KfW Student Loan be carried out at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim?

Yes, students studying at the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim can contact the General and Social Advisory Service in Rosenheim to do so!

How quickly can I expect the first payment after having applied?

The depends on the type of loan, on how many applications are being made and on when you apply; it could take anywhere between 2 weeks and several months. For this reason, it is advisable to contact us in good time so as not to miss possible deadlines.

Where can I get general information on financing my studies?

For general information on financing your studies, you are very welcome to contact the General and Social Advisory Service. We recommend getting in touch with this advisory service even before your studies begin.