Financing

For all aspects of daily life,
for all study questions.

A good education is a basis of professional success. However, any education implicates financial burdens. The AKAFÖ as student services is your contact for study financing. We are engaged with the implementation of the main source of study financing – BAföG, which stands for Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (Federal Education & Training Assistance Act).

The objective of BAföG is to give every young person, regardless of his social and economic situation, an opportunity to complete studies corresponding to his skills and interests. Qualified training, including university studies, shall not fail due to lack of financial resources of the student, his parents or his spouse. For this reason, a Federal Education & Training Assistance Act (BAföG) exists in Germany.

However, the AKAFÖ is not only in charge of the BAföG related issues. In addition, we are responsible for the mediation of the “end of studies loan” granted by DAKA-NRW, are your cooperation partner for the KfW-Banking Group student loan and are ready to assist you in all other study financing issues.

BAföG

The AKAFÖ is engaged with the implementation of the main source of study financing – BAföG, which stands for Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (Federal Education & Training Assistance Act). On the following pages we provide answers to the most important questions related to study financing in accordance with the Federal Education & Training Assistance Act. However, no information brochure can replace a personal consulting service. A consultation at your local Education and Training Assistance Office is worthwhile in any case.


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F.A.Q.

Contact

Responsible for lastnames from A to As

Astrid Dittmar

Email: Astrid.Dittmar@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11613
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/159
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from At to Bec

Jennifer Madeo

Email: Jennifer.Madeo@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11635
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/158
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Bed to Bus

Sandra Toffel

Email: Sandra.Toffel@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11621
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/157
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from But to Dre

Sebastian Graf

Email: Sebastian.Graf@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11627
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/156
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Drf to Frid

Anna Groß

Email: Anna.Gross@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11636
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/155
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Frie to Hac

Marita Krahforst

Email: Marita.Krahforst@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11611
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/152
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Had to Jac

Claudia Lewandowski

Email: Claudia.Lewandowski@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11616
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/150
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Jad to Ka

Tanja Schröder

Email: Tanja.Schroeder@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11626
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/122
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Kb to Kni

Christina Müller

Email: Christina.Mueller@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11652
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/122
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Kni to Lam

Katja Feyerabend

Email: Katja.Feyerabend@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11624
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/124
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Lan to Meh

Martina Affeld-Hanke

Email: Martina.Affeld-Hanke@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11632
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/123
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Lf to Mik

Carolin Springer

Email: Carolin.Springer@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11604
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/124
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Mei to Nok

Jenny Riepenhausen

Email: Jenny.Riepenhausen@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11643
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/126
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Nol to Pri

Francois Legrand

Email: Francois.Legrand@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11651
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/127
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Prj to Sat

Lisa Hagemann

Email: Lisa.Hagemann@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11641
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/124
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Sau to Sha

Dorothea Probst

Email: Dorothea.Probst@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11623
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/128
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Shb to Ter

Christina Fifeik

Email: Christina.Fifeik@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11617
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/129
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Tes to Wee

Regina Simon-Thanscheidt

Email: Regina.Simon-Thanscheidt@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11612
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/133
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Wef to Z

Heidi Mauritz

Email: Heidi.Mauritz@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11614
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/131
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from A to Eh

Sabine Shehu

Email: Sabine.Shehu@akafoe.de

Phone: 0209 - 9596-103
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: E1.2.07
Gebäudeteil E
Westfälische Hochschule; Außenstelle Gelsenkirchen
Neidenburger Str. 10
45897 Gelsenkirchen

Responsible for lastnames from Ei to Kle

Antje Fritzlar

Email: Antje.Fritzlar@akafoe.de

Phone: 0209 - 9596-112
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: E1.2.06
Gebäudeteil E
Westfälische Hochschule; Außenstelle Gelsenkirchen
Neidenburger Str. 10
45897 Gelsenkirchen

Responsible for lastnames from Klf to R

Nadine Braun

Email: Nadine.Braun@akafoe.de

Phone: 0209 - 9596-104
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: E1.2.06
Gebäudeteil E
Westfälische Hochschule; Außenstelle Gelsenkirchen
Neidenburger Str. 10
45897 Gelsenkirchen

Responsible for lastnames from S to Z

Kai Goddemeier

Email: Kai.Goddemeier@akafoe.de

Phone: 0209 - 9596-102
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum: E1.2.06
Gebäudeteil E
Westfälische Hochschule; Außenstelle Gelsenkirchen
Neidenburger Str. 10
45897 Gelsenkirchen

Responsible for lastnames from A to Z

Jutta Roshoff

Email: Jutta.Roshoff@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11011
Telefax: 0234 - 31-14010

Sprechzeiten DAKA: Mo-Fr 9-12 Uhr
Raum 112
Studierendenhaus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from A to Z

Annette Dierich

Email: Annette.Dierich@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11601
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Mo-Do 9-12 und 13-15 Uhr, Fr 9-12 Uhr
Raum 113
Studierendenhaus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from A to Z

Heike Meya

Email: heike.meya@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11603
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum 113
Studierendenhaus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Montag bis Donnerstag: 09:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00
Freitag: 09:00 - 12:00

Responsible for lastnames from A to Z

Annette Dierich

Email: Annette.Dierich@akafoe.de

Phone: 0234 - 32-11601
Telefax: 0234 - 32-14010

Raum 113
Studierendenhaus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Montag bis Donnerstag: 09:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00
Freitag: 09:00 - 12:00

Infocenter in Bochum

Address

Student House of the Ruhr University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
1st floor, room 121-160

Phone: +49 (0234) 32-11 606
Email

Office hours (basic consultation)

Monday: 12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 12:00 
Friday: 09:00 - 12:00


Address

Student House of the Ruhr University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
1st floor, room 121-160

Office hours

Monday: 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday: 12:30 - 15:00

Telephone consultation hours

Monday: 13:00 Uhr - 15:00
Thursday: 09:00 Uhr - 11:00


Gelsenkirchen

Address

Accademic Support Group
Westphalia University branch
Education and Training Assistance Office
Building E, room 310/311
Neidenburger Str. 10
45897 Gelsenkirchen

Office hours

Monday: 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday: 12:30 - 15:00

Telephone consultation hours

Monday: 13:00 - 15.00
Thursday: 09:00 - 11:00


Recklinghausen and Bocholt

Consultation on financing of studies is offered by the AKAFÖ every 3rd Wednesday of March und September in Recklinghausen and every 4th Wednesday of March and September in Bocholt.

Basic consultation

Twice a year (on Wednesdays), please pay attention to notices or ask for dates

Wednesday : 9:30 - 12:00

Loans and credits

Daka -
The Student Load Association

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KfW -
Student Loan

read more

The Federal Education
Loan

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Credits from banks
and saving banks

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Scholarships

Gifted or particularly engaged students may apply for scholarships to fund their studies.

The following foundations are affiliated to it. Further information on requirements, application and funding can be obtained directly from the respective foundations.

TIP: The website of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Stipendienlotse.de, gives a comprehensive overview of all existing scholarships:

Related links

Limitation of liability for external links: Please refer to our information under Imprint.

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