How can I finance my studies?
According to the German head organisation of student services, Deutsches Studentenwerk (20th social survey), in 2012 German students had, on average, a monthly budget of 864 EUR.
You can finance your studies in different ways: by taking on a student job or taking out a student loan (BAföG), with the help of scholarships or financial support from parents/relatives or by taking out a student loan with a bank.
You can find an initial overview of the classic financing opportunities on
There you can also find information on various ways of saving money e.g. TV licence exemptions etc.