The University of Freiburg offers financial help for students that are starting their studies. The program was developed in cooperation with the Freiburg-Schwarzwald Student Union. The Initial Student Aid is intended to help students at the beginning of their studies and to serve as a bridge until long-term student financing takes effect.
The Initial Student Aid offers students a short-term and limited financial aid at the start of their studies of a maximum of 400 € per month.
Only students of the University of Freiburg who are in their 1st or 2nd semester are eligible for a scholarship. The maximum duration is usually one semester.
The initial student aid is largely financed by funds from the Maria Ladenburger Foundation. The Association of Friends of the University of Freiburg e.V. also supports the study start scholarship.