Jens Müller-Sigl is an experienced counsellor at the BAföG office (BAföG = German federal student grants and loans system). Since more than a decade ago now, he also offers advice on financing one’s studies from a more general point of view.
All consultations are, of course, absolutely confidential and free of charge.
Topics of the consultation
Compared to other countries, stuyding in Germany may seem quite cheap at first glance since there are no general tuition fees. However, costs for accommodation, transportation, food, health insurance, books etc. need to be covered.
The first step of the consultation is always an assessment of how much money the person seeking advice actually needs. That way, unnecessary monthly costs may be identified.
Apart from BAföG, which is the most common and usually cheapest way of financing one’s studies, possibilities include a wide variety of loans and scholarships. Together with the person seeking advice, Jens Müller-Sigl will look for the best way of funding his/her studies in the particular situation.
Who can make use of the consultation service?
This consultation service is directed to all (prospective) students of the University of Oldenburg, Jade Hochschule and Hochschule Emden/Leer.
A basic orientation in English is possible. However, the extremely specific German vocabulary in this field sets a limit to the scope of the consultation.
Regular office hours:
Mon, Tue 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Thu, Fri 10.00am -12.30pm
During office hours, an appointment is not necessary. Personal visits will be preferred over phone calls, so you might get the answering machine. Please leave a message so that he can call you back as soon as possible. You may also call outside of the regular office hours.
The office is located on the campus of the University of Oldenburg (SSC, room no A12 0-011.) This office is fully accessible.
On Tuesdays, Jens Müller-Sigl offers on-campus consultations at the Jade Hochschule in Oldenburg:
12.00pm – 1.00pm
(Ofener Str. 16/19, AStA-office in the Mensa building).
Jens Müller-Sigl furthermore visits Emden and Wilhelmshaven for on-campus consultation several times a year. The exact times are announced well in advance through notices on campus, on our website as well as on Studentenwerk’s Facebook page.
Students of the technical universities in Emden and Wilhelmshaven may, of course, also make use of the office hours in Oldenburg. Alternatively, they can seek consultation at any time by phone or e-mail.
Phone +49 (0)441/798-2664
Fax +49 (0)441/798-2302