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Help in an emergency

Financial support

Support options at TU Dortmund University

Aid fund of the AStA of TU Dortmund University

The AStA assistance fund can help with financial emergencies. TU Dortmund University students can receive an interest-free loan of up to a maximum of 1,500 euros to bridge a short-term emergency through no fault of their own. You can find more information and the application form for the hardship fund here.

Hardship compensation AStA TU Dortmund University

Students who have financial difficulties can have their semester ticket and student body fee refunded. Students can apply to the AStA of TU Dortmund University for so-called hardship compensation. The contact person for both of these cases is the AStA of TU Dortmund University. Further information can be found here.

Emergency assistance/offer from the Studierendenwerk

Students who find themselves in a financial emergency situation can contact the Studierendenwerk. Here you will find further information and assistance on financial support options:

Church financial support

External financial support options

DAAD Foundation Emergency Fund

Students who find themselves in a difficult financial emergency situation can apply to the Emergency Fund. Further information can be found here.

Students and debt

International students who have debt problems and/or are in a situation of over-indebtedness can obtain financial and legal assistance from the debt counseling service Diakonie Dortmund und Lünen. Further information can be found here.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Social Counseling Service for International Students.
You can reach us here: social.counselingtu-dortmundde

Consultations via Zoom: Only by prior appointment.
Office hours in presence: Wednesdays from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. 
Please book an appointment via Terminland. Consultation in presence/on site are held in room 212 (2nd floor) of the International Office that is located in Emil-Figge-Str. 61.

We are looking forward to assisting you!