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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Contact

Please indicate the type of financing for which you are looking for a contact person. Add your surname in the field on the right to find your contact person.

Responsible for lastnames from Aa to Ay

Lisa Hagemann

Email: Lisa.Hagemann@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11636
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from A to Gm

André Ramos

Email: Andre.Ramos@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)209 9596-103
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

Gebäudeteil E2.0.04 (Bungalow)
Westfälische Hochschule; Außenstelle Gelsenkirchen
Neidenburger Str. 10a
45897 Gelsenkirchen

Responsible for lastnames from Az to Cas

Tim Volkmer

Email: Tim.Volkmer@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11640
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Fp to Heq

Simon Pieper

Email: Simon.Pieper@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11650
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Cat to Dus

Marita Krahforst

Email: Marita.Krahforst@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11611
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Rav to See

Katja Feyerabend

Email: Katja.Feyerabend@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11624
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/151
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Mic to Nou

Rahel Erlenkötter

Email: Rahel.Erlenkoetter@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11614
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Kut to Mib

Katharina Bleiker

Email: Katharina.Bleiker@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11619
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Her to Kha

Martina Affeld-Hanke

Email: Martina.Affeld-Hanke@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11632
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Dut to Fo

Alexandra Gabriel

Email: Alexandra.Gabriel@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11663
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Khb to Kus

Tanja Schröder

Email: Tanja.Schroeder@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11626
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Nov to Rau

Christina Müller

Email: Christina.Mueller@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11652
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Sef to Uf

Astrid Dittmar

Email: Astrid.Dittmar@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11613
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Responsible for lastnames from Ug to Z

Jenny Riepenhausen

Email: Jenny.Riepenhausen@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11643
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

Raum: SH 1/121
Studierendenhaus
1. Etage
Campus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Responsible for lastnames from Gn to N

Antje Fritzlar

Email: Antje.Fritzlar@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)209 9596-112
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

Gebäudeteil E2.0.06 (Bungalow)
Westfälische Hochschule; Außenstelle Gelsenkirchen
Neidenburger Str. 10a
45897 Gelsenkirchen

Responsible for lastnames from O to Z

Jasmin Mühlhoff

Email: Jasmin.Muehlhoff@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)209 9596-102
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

Gebäudeteil E2.0.05 (Bungalow)
Westfälische Hochschule; Außenstelle Gelsenkirchen
Neidenburger Str. 10a
45897 Gelsenkirchen

Responsible for lastnames from A to Z

Heike Meya

Email: heike.meya@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11603
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Sprechzeiten DAKA:
Tuesday: 09.00 - 12.00 h & 13.00 - 15.00 h
Wednesday: 13.00 - 15.00 h
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00 h & 13.00 - 15.00 h

Responsible for lastnames from A to Z

Heike Kamp

Email: Heike.Kamp@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11011
Telefax: +49 (0)234 31-14010

Raum SH 1/112
Studierendenhaus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Sprechzeiten DAKA:
Tuesday: 09.00 - 12.00 h & 13.00 - 15.00 h
Wednesday: 13.00 - 15.00 h
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00 h & 13.00 - 15.00 h

Responsible for lastnames from A to Z

Heike Meya

Email: heike.meya@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11603
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

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

Sprechzeiten KfW:
Tuesday: 09.00 - 12.00 h & 13.00 - 15.00 h
Wednesday: 13.00 - 15.00 h
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00 h & 13.00 - 15.00 h

Responsible for lastnames from A to Z

Sabine Badura

Email: Sabine.Badura@akafoe.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-11607
Telefax: +49 (0)234 32-14010

Raum SH 1/113
Studierendenhaus der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Sprechzeiten KfW:
Tuesday: 09.00 - 12.00 h & 13.00 - 15.00 h
Wednesday: 13.00 - 15.00 h
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00 h & 13.00 - 15.00 h

Infocenter in Bochum

Address

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

P +49 (0)234 32-11606
Email

Office hours (basic consultation)

Mon - Wed09:00 ­– 12:00
13:00 - 15:00
Thu - Fri09:00 ­– 12:00

Bochum

Address

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

Office hours

Thursday: 12:30 - 15:00

 

 

Telephone consultation hours

Thursday: 09:00 Uhr - 11:00

 

 

 


Gelsenkirchen

Address

Accademic Support Group
Westphalia University branch
Education and Training Assistance Office
Building E2 (Bungalow)
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

Location Recklinghausen:
Next date: Wednesday, 10th April 2019 - 09:30 pm to 12:00 pm (Room A1.2.110)

Location Bocholt:
Next date: Monday, 8th April 2019 - 09:30 pm to 12:00 pm (Room A1.2.01)

Loans and credits

Daka -
The Student Load Association

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KfW -
Student Loan

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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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