Student Consulting BAföG & Social Affairs (StuBS)

The StuBS is a counseling service for students financed by the student body. Catja will be happy to answer your questions about studying.

Beratungszeiten Wo und Wann?

  • Dienstag 9 – 10 Uhr and Donnerstag 9 – 11 Uhr in Raum OSL 054 und über webex
  • Dienstag 13 – 14 Uhr über webex
  • für den webex Beratungsraum einfach hier klicken.
  • or write your questions anytime to soziales@uni-flensburg.de. You will also get detailed answers on Tuesday and Thursday.

Hinweis: Keine Beratung/ no service 26.09. – 30.09.2022
An overview of the consulting topics with initial information can be found below.

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Further information

  • 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.

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

Our Sozialberatung des AStA beantwortet Fragen zum BAföG immer Dienstag und Donnerstag 9 – 11 Uhr. The counselling service is independent of the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein.

Links für den Formular-Download und erste Informationen zum BAföG findet Ihr im Folgenden.

Antragstellung
Der Antrag kann auch komplett online. gestellt werden.

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Die Formblätter für den BAföG Antrag gibt es beim Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein online to print out yourself or on www.bafög.de.

Anträge in Papierform können per Post an das Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein Amt für Ausbildungsförderung Telekom-Gebäude Eckernförder Landstraße 65 24941 Flensburg gesandt oder persönlich abgegeben werden. Bei persönlicher Abgabe sollte der Empfang auf einer (selbst angefertigten) Quittung bestätigt werden!

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

Informationen zur Antragstellung, welche Formblätter und welche Unterlagen das BAföG Amt benötigt, findest Du übersichtlich auf den Seiten des Studentenwerk SH.

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.

Detaillierte Informationen zum BAföG bekommt Ihr in einer persönlichen Beratung und einführende Informationen als pdf Overview BAföG.

Im Hochschulgesetz für Schleswig-Holstein wurde u.a. geregelt, dass das FrühjahrsSemester 2020, HerbstSemester 2020/21, das FrühjahrsSemester 2021 und das Herbstsemester 2021/22 nicht als Fachsemester gezählt werden. Das bedeutet für das BAföG, dass sich die Förderungsdauer verlängern kann. Bei Fragen sprecht hierzu das BAföG Amt an oder schreibt eine Email an die StuBS.

Informationen des Studentenwerk S-H zum Themenbereich Corona

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 Beratungsangebot StuBS.

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 Counsellingg als pdf.

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.

The Dock1 start-up support of the European University Flensburg and the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences is available for specific questions on the topics of self-employent and starting a business. Dock1 provides free advice in the Audimax or digitally on topics such as start-up grants, financing, business plans, marketing, idea generation and much more. Appointments can be made at the following address: dock1@venturewaerft.com.

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 das Familienbüro Ansprechpartner:in 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, ...).

Für die Umsetzung der Nachteilsausgleiche an der Uni ist das Familienbüro Ansprechpartner:in.

Im BAföG sind für Studentinnen und Studenten, die mit Kindern bis zu 14 Jahren in einem Haushalt leben verschiedene Modalitäten verankert (z. B. der Kinderbetreuungszuschlag, eine angemessene Förderung über die Förderungshöchstgrenze hinaus, Freibeträge beim Einkommen, …).

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

Auf den Seiten des Studentenwerk SH findest Du eine Broschüre mit zum ‚Studieren mit Kind‘.

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.

Studendierende, die Angehörige in häuslicher Umgebung pflegen (Angehörige im Sinne § 7 Absatz 3 Pflegezeitgesetz und mit nach §§ 14 und 15 des 11. Buch Sozialgesetzbuch mindestens mit einem Pflegegrad 3 eingeordnet), haben im BAföG Anspruch auf eine Förderung über die Förderungshöchstdauer hinaus. Eine Abgabeverlängerung für die Leistungsbescheinigung nach § 48 BAföG (Formblatt 5) kann ebenfalls beantragt werden.

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.

Informationen der EUF zum Studium und der Pflege von Angehörigen finden sich auf der Homepage der Uni beim Familienbüro im Arbeitsbereich Chancengleichheit.

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.