Studentenhilfe München e.V.

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Munich is one of the most attractive university towns in Germany – and also one of the most expensive. Funding and support are important so that also young and talented people from less well-off families can study here. The organisation “Studentenhilfe München” contributes actively and in an uncomplicated way to achieve this goal – its commitment helps maintain and enhance social infrastructure for students and thus helps improve equality for all at university. Dr. Paul Siebertz is Chairman of the Board; the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern’s Director is, in accordance with §5 (1) of the statutes, also Director of the Studentenhilfe München.


History of the Studentenhilfe München

The organisation Studentenhilfe München e.V. was initiated in 1982 by a number of dedicated sponsors for students. In the 1980s and 1990s, lack of accommodation was already a pressing issue for students in Munich. But also in the 21st century, a number of new problems became apparent in students’ every-day life, which is why the association realigned itself in 2008 in order to still be able to serve the needs of the students to the best of its ability.


“Freitisch” Project

Bachelor’s and Master’s degree as well as shorter study periods have significantly increased time pressure and pressure to perform, on students. Many students can hardly find any time to work during their tightly-packed days at university and often do not know how to earn the money they require for living. They often literally live from hand to mouth. In order to be able to effectively help students in financial need, the Studentenhilfe München e.V. started the project “Freitisch”. The project, which is intended to offer immediate help, provides canteen cards to students worth 100 euros each, which can be used in the gastronomic facilities of the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern.


“Notfallfonds” Project

Many students nowadays face financial problems which they cannot cope with by themselves. Having their own computer, important books or taking part in excursions sometimes is not possible because there is simply not enough money left. For this reason, Studentenhilfe München e.V. initiated the “Notfallfonds” project (Eng: emergency funds) in 2011 to enable students in difficult financial circumstances to cover important expenses. The project does not provide permanent support, but rather a one-off payment intended for a specific purpose. Students receive this payment swiftly and unbureaucratically from the Studentenhilfe München and do not have to pay it back.


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