Hardship Fonds

The SWFR emergency fund helps students who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in an unforeseen acute financial emergency during their studies. The support is intended to prevent students from dropping out or interrupting their studies. As a rule, support is provided if the financial emergency situation cannot be compensated by other support measures, social benefits or funding opportunities.

Funds are available for short-term and temporary financial assistance in the form of grants. The amount and type of grant depends on the individual need for support. It amounts to up to €300 per month and can be awarded for a period of three months during the course of study. A new application must be submitted for each month.

All students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or master's degree program at a university affiliated with the Studierendenwerk Freiburg are eligible to apply. The prerequisite for support is a coherent concept for the further financing of studies. However, there is no legal entitlement to support. All support measures are subordinate and intended as bridging assistance. Their sole purpose is to ease the student's situation. Family members of the applicants cannot be supported.

Verification of need is ensured by submitting bank statements for the last three months.

If you would like to apply for a grant from the SWFR emergency fund, please contact Ms. Rosalowsky or Ms. Rimpler (contact in the Info Box).

  • Students who (co-)finance their studies through their job and are in an examination phase
  • Special consideration is given to students from third countries who have to pay tuition fees in addition to their living expenses
  • Student parents and single parents
  • Students with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses