Studienfinanzierungsberatung

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.

Contact information

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

Überblick über die Kompetenzbereiche und jeweilige Vertretungsangebote

Zunächst ist es sinnvoll, die weiterführenden Links in der ersten Tabellenspalte zu nutzen, um sich selber schlau zu machen. Wenn aber viele Inhalte ineinander greifen und breiter Überblick nötig ist, wird die eigene Lektüre vielleicht nicht zur Lösung eines Problems führen. In diesem Fall können die Vertretungsangebote weiterhelfen:

Beratungsschwerpunkt: Vertretungsumfang
AnsprechpartnerInnen
KfW-Studienkredit
(kein KfW-Vertragspartner)
Orientierungswissen: Konditionen, Eintrittsbedingungen, Rückzahlung Wiebke Hendeß
Heiko Groen (mit Wohngeldprognose)
Bildungskredit Konditionen, Eintrittsbedingungen, Rückzahlung,
Wiebke Hendeß
Heiko Groen (mit Wohngeldprognose)
Stipendien Orientierungswissen Wiebke Hendeß
Heiko Groen
BAföG-Besonderheiten
(Schwerpunkt Krankheit/Behinderung)
(Schwerpunkt studentische Eltern)
Orientierungswissen: z.B. Leistungsnachweis, Verlängerung, Fachrichtungswechsel;
keine Antragsannahme
Wiebke Hendeß
(Schwerpunkt Krankheit/Behinderung)
Heiko Groen
(Schwerpunkt studentische Eltern)

Wer sich in dem Dschungel aus Semesterbeiträgen, Bildungskrediten und Stipendien nicht allein zurechtfindet, ist in der Studienfinanzierungsberatung des Studentenwerks bestens aufgehoben. Der Berater Jens Müller-Sigl ermittelt zusammen mit dem oder der Ratsuchenden ein klares Bild der gegebenen Situation und erarbeitet ein tragfähiges Konzept, das Alternativen – oder zumindest Ergänzungen – zu teuren Kreditfinanzierungen bietet.

     
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