Student Consulting BAföG & Social Affairs (StuBS)

Our StuBS ist eine durch die Studierendenschaft finanzierte Beratung für Studierende. Fragen Rund ums Studium beantwortet Dir Catja gerne.

Counselling hours take place Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. via email only.

Hinweis/please note: Keine beratung/no service 27.08. – 20.09.2021

You can find an overview of the counselling topics below.

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  • Wichtig 1. Semester BAföG-Antrag alle die im 1. Semester anfangen zu studieren und BAföG beantragen wollen, sollten unbedingt noch im September ihren Antrag stellen. Für Infos zur Antragstellung klickt weiter unten auf dieser Seite auf: BAföG
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  • Here you can find the current EUF regulations on procedures in connection with the current situation.
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  • Here you will find current information from the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein

  • Here findet Ihr alle Informationen auch zur Antragstellung zu den Überbrückungshilfen des Bundes für Studierende.

Contact

Further information

  • Your questions will be answered via e-mail during the consultation hours Tuesday and Thursday 9 - 11 a.m.
  • The consultations are introductory information and do not replace legal advice. They are subject to confidentiality and can be conducted anonymously.

The student telephone counselling service is available daily from 8 p.m. to midnight. (040) 411 70 411. The service is aimed at ALL - regardless of denomination or ideology.

 

Our StuBS advises on the following topics:

Advice from application to funding beyond the maximum funding period.

Alle Erstsemester sollten noch im ersten Monat der Vorlesungen ihren Förderantrag stellen. Den erst ab dem Monat der Antragstellung wird bei einer Bewilligung auch rückwirkend BAföG gezahlt. Im Folgenden findet Ihr weitere Informationen zur Antragstellung. Informationen des Studentenwerk SH findet Ihr Here.

  • Antragstellung
  • Receipt of benefits
  • Form 5
  • Maximum funding period

The counselling service is independent of the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein.

The AStA Social Counselling Service is happy to answer questions about BAföG via email every Tuesday and Thursday 9 - 11 am. Links for downloading forms and initial information on BAföG in pdf format can be found below.

Antragstellung
The forms for the BAföG application can be obtained from the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein in the offices or online to print out yourself or on www.bafög.de.

Applications can be sent by post to:

Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein Office for Educational Support, Telekom Building, Eckernförder Landstraße 65, 24941 Flensburg

They can also be handed in at the Studentenwerk's office in the first floor of the Mensa building

In case of personal delivery, the receipt should be confirmed on a (self-made) receipt! The application can also be submitted completely online.

1. BAföG Antrag
When taking up studies, the first application should be submitted by the end of the 1st month in which lectures begin!

Follow-up applications
As a rule, BAföG funding is granted for a period of 12 months (the BAföG decision states the period of approval (BWZ) in the upper part of the decision). The BAföG Office usually needs 3 months to process the decision. In order to ensure continuous BAföG payments, subsequent applications should therefore be submitted 3 months before the end of the current period!

Application for BAföG

Here you can find information on how to apply for BAföG as a pdf..

Form 5
Form 5 (proof of suitability BAföG § 48) must be submitted to the BAföG Office after the 4th semester. The University of Flensburg has specified responsible persons and modalities for this purpose.

You can get detailed information on BAföG in a personal counselling session and you can find introductory information here in pdf format Overview BAföG

With the new Higher Education Act for Schleswig-Holstein, it was regulated, among other things, that the spring semester 2020, autumn semester 2020/21 and the spring semester 2021 will not be counted as subject semesters. For BAföG, this means that the funding period may be extended. If you have any questions, please contact the BAföG office or write an email to the StuBS.

Due to the current situation: Here you will find current information from the Studentenwerk S-H.

All consultations are subject to confidentiality and can be conducted anonymously.
The consultations are introductory information and do not replace legal advice from a lawyer.

Open office hours for personal counselling StuBS advisory service.

No way in sight? Bring light into the darkness in a personal consultation.

Here is a note in the current situation:

Telephone counselling

The offer is directed at everyone - regardless of denomination or ideology. All callers can rest assured that their concerns will be treated confidentially and anonymously. The topics of the calls range from university and relationship stress to acute life crises. The ESG Hamburg student telephone counselling service can be reached daily from 8 p.m. to midnight at:

(040) 411 70 411

Due to the demands of everyday life, 'humans' can easily stumble and lose their footing. Silence can intensify the feeling of being at the mercy of others. The AStA's psychosocial counselling service offers support in a personal conversation.
Examples:

  • The organisation of work in studies needs new impulses ...
  • The red thread gets lost in the exam preparation ...
  • Everyday life and studies are always on a collision course ...
  • Psychological stressful situations become overwhelming (losses, assaults of any kind, helplessness)

All counselling sessions are subject to confidentiality and can also be conducted anonymously.

The counselling sessions are introductory information and do not replace psychotherapeutic counselling.

Info sheet Psychosocial Counselling

Open office hours for personal counselling StuBS advisory service.

For all those who work while studying, there are a number of things to consider, including insurance and BAföG.

There are different types of employment. Here are some examples:

Working student regulation An assessment as a working student can be made if the focus is on studies and the employment is regularly performed for no more than 20 hours per week.

Minor employment possible with income below € 450 per month

Short-term employment Temporary activities, maximum three months or 70 working days in a calendar year with regular more than 20 hours per week.

Employment subject to compulsory insurance If the temporal scope of the working student regulation is exceeded and more than 20 hours per week are worked in total for more than 26 weeks in the calendar year.

Self-employment Some typical student jobs are handled in this way. In this type of employment, it is important for the health insurance funds that the focus is on the studies and that the self-employed or commercial activity is not considered "professional", because then the voluntary health insurance for self-employed persons would come into play. Secondly, self-employed persons are obliged to submit an income tax return. For tax purposes and for BAföG (income limit differs! see below), only the profit that results after deducting all operating costs (collect receipts!) is of interest.

Those who work while studying should in any case observe income limits so that other benefits are not reduced or cancelled.

Those who receive BAföG may earn additional income within fixed tax-free allowances. If the tax-free amounts are exceeded, the BAföG is reduced proportionally. The BAföG Office must always be informed of any changes in income, otherwise there is a risk of a claim for repayment. There are additional allowances for children and spouses (taking into account their own income) of the trainees.

  • In the case of non-self-employment within the period of approval (term of the BAföG notice) € 5,400 in total (monthly average € 450).
  • The income from self-employment is calculated separately up to a maximum of €4,410 profit before tax in the grant period (monthly average €367.50). One problem with the calculation: the grant period does not correspond to the tax assessment period (usually calendar year).
  • The allowances do not apply to practical semesters and prescribed internships.

In the case of family insurance in health insurance for people who are in training and under 25 years of age or as a spouse, a limit of monthly income of € 405 or € 450 applies to the income imputation, even if the income is earned from marginal employment. Short-term employment with higher income than 450 € per month is possible (the health insurance funds can provide information here).

Part-time employment (which also includes marginal employment) is also subject to employee rights such as:

  • Holiday entitlement
  • Continued payment of remuneration in the event of illness
  • Entitlement to special payments (Attention: Under certain circumstances, special payments may cause the marginal earnings threshold to be exceeded or be offset against benefits under the BAföG).
  • Coverage under the statutory accident insurance scheme

Use the open office hours for a personal consultation. advisory service StuBS.

The consultations are introductory information and do not replace legal advice from a lawyer. The counselling sessions are subject to confidentiality and can be conducted anonymously.

Possibilities for disadvantage compensation in case of illness, chronic disease or disability.

Illness and study
In the course of studies, a disadvantage compensation can be claimed for a temporary illness if the completion of study and examination achievements is only possible to a limited extent. The illness must be proven by a medical certificate.

In BAföG, disadvantage compensation is possible for a serious illness that leads to a limited ability to study and a delay in studies (funding over the maximum funding period). In the BAföG, it is essential to observe the regulations on a complete inability to study for longer than 3 months.
You can get detailed information on a temporary illness in your studies and in the BAföG in a personal consultation. Introductory information Info Sheet Illness.

Chronic illness and study
In the study programme, the special needs of students with a chronic illness are addressed through various disadvantage compensations. Counselling offers an overview of the possibilities.

The contact person at the university is the Diversity Officer at the EUF.

In the BAföG, disadvantage compensation is possible for a chronic illness that leads to a limited ability to study and results in a delay in studies (funding beyond the maximum funding period). In the BAföG, it is essential to observe the regulations on a complete inability to study for longer than 3 months.

Detailed information on studying with a chronic illness and BAföG is available in a personal consultation. Introductory information on a chronic illness Info sheet illness.

Studing with disability
In the study programme, the special needs of students with a recognised disability are taken into account. Depending on the specific limitations, the requirements for everyday study and examinations can be modified. Depending on the type of health restriction, it must be clarified in the specific case which modification is appropriate. Counselling offers an overview of the possibilities.

The contact person at the university is the Diversity Officer at the EUF.

The BAföG contains various options to compensate for a recognised disability (e.g. allowances from income, funding beyond the maximum funding period, etc.). In the BAföG, it is essential to observe the regulations on a complete inability to study for longer than 3 months.
You can get detailed information on studying with a disability and in the BAföG in a personal consultation. Introductory information Info sheet disability

The counselling sessions are subject to confidentiality and can be conducted anonymously.

The consultations are introductory information and do not replace legal advice from a lawyer.

Use the open office hours for a personal consultation. StuBS advisory service.

We would like to inform you about the possibilities for disadvantage compensation for child rearing and pregnancy.

Pregnancy
While studying, the legal regulations that apply in professional life (e.g. maternity protection, parental leave, ...) essentially apply to pregnancy. In a personal consultation, the StuBS offers an overview of the possibilities for disadvantage compensation at the EUF (e.g. in the case of health problems, ...) for students who become pregnant during their studies.

Für die Umsetzung der Nachteilsausgleiche an der Uni ist der EUF family service Ansprechpartnerin für schwangere Studentinnen.

Under BAföG, students who have health problems during pregnancy have the opportunity to compensate for this disadvantage (funding beyond the maximum funding period).

You can get detailed information for pregnant students in a personal consultation. Introductory information info sheet pregnancy

Children's education
In the study programme, the special needs of students with child(ren) under the age of 14 are addressed (including priority registration for seminars, modification of services, ...).

The EUF Family Service is the contact for the implementation of disadvantage compensation at the university.

Various modalities are anchored in the BAföG for students who live in a household with children up to the age of 10 (e.g. the childcare allowance, appropriate funding beyond the maximum funding limit, income tax allowances, ...).

Detailed information for students with children is available in a personal consultation. Introductory information Info Sheet Child.

The counselling sessions are subject to confidentiality and can be conducted anonymously.

The consultations are introductory information and do not replace legal advice from a lawyer.

Use the open office hours for a personal consultation. StuBS advisory service.

Studying is already full of challenges. Add to that the care of a close relative and it becomes no easier to meet all the demands. The psychological stress caused by the caregiving tasks should not be underestimated.

Students who care for relatives in a domestic environment (relatives within the meaning of § 7 paragraph 3 of the Nursing Time Act and with at least a nursing degree 3 classified according to §§ 14 and 15 of Book 11 of the Social Code) are entitled to funding in the BAföG beyond the maximum funding period. A submission extension for the benefit certificate according to § 48 BAföG (Form 5) can also be applied for.

The special needs of students who care for close relatives with a degree of care can also be recognised for study and examination achievements. It is possible to apply for disadvantage compensation.

Information from the EUF on studying and caring for dependents can be found on the university homepage on page no. 24276.

If you have questions about studying and caring for family members, please use the counselling service. Counselling is subject to confidentiality.

Introductory information Info sheet care for close relatives

Use the open office hours for a personal consultation. StuBS advisory service.