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- Internationaler Studientreff
- Servicepoint for Refugees
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Ausländerbehörde (immigration office)
The Ausländerbehörde Frankfurt is the authority in charge of all issues relating to visas and residence permits for students from non-EU countries.
Address for visitors: Rebstöcker Str. 4, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
Tip: The Internationaler Studientreff can match you with fellow students who accompany you on administrative-appointments or when viewing an apartment and will help you to understand German paperwork.
Legal counselling & complaints
Goethe-Uni Law Clinic
The Law Clinic is run by law students and offers free legal advice to people with low income. This is motivated by the fact that people from lower social and economic strata are often confronted with legal issues – and injustice – in their daily lives.
Law & Legal - Student-led legal advice
Law&Legal is a law clinic organised by students with offices in Bayreuth, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg, Munich and Tübingen. They offer advice for free in cases with "too small" amounts of dispute and in matters evolving around student live (studying, rent, contracts, bills) as well as with the foundation of a society, fund or business.
BAföG (state funding) & funding from the Studentenwerk
BAföG is the abbreviation for the law governed educational funding in Germany. However, only few international students will be eligible for this funding. You can enquire at the Studentenwerk whether you are eligible, and obtain information on other means of financing your studies.
Funds to support international students in difficult social and financial situations:
Studentenwerk Frankfurt: Under certain circumstances, students may be eligible for support in the form of loan associations, aid or hardship funds.
>> Studentenwerk Frankfurt
Frankfurt Association for the Support of International Students in Need: Affiliated to the International Study Centre (ISZ). Students (including students at the Studienkolleg and DSH) in the first semesters of their chosen subject can apply for support in financial emergencies.
The protestant and catholic students communities have emergency funds for international students who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in a financial emergency