Covid-19 – Benefits for International students from the German Government


Germany – Without any second thought is one among the top 5 leading international destinations when it comes to education.  This might not be true without the collaborative effort from the German Government and Institutions. They always look for ways to make the learning curve easy and effective for their students. The German institutions by following the Government advice have shifted to online mode within a short period.

Survey with the international students:

With the current situation has conducted a survey among the international students about the impact that they face during this pandemic. The shocking revelation received from many students states that they were down financially and few had already planned to quit their education and move to their respective country. Two third of the international students prefer to do part time to keep up with their expenses.

Announcement from German Government:

  • For all the international students pursuing till doctoral degree, the limited – term contract will be extended. It will be for the period for which there are restrictions imposed on the universities.
  • Students who are already receiving student loan will be eligible to work during the pandemic to earn additional income. This will no way be deducted from the assistance provided by the BAfoG loan scheme.
  • German Government has announced 100 million Euro as non-repayable grant .This will be distributed by the Deutsches Studentenwerk(DSW).

Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek has also announced  that all students would be able to receive interest-free loans of up to €650 a from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau which is a state owned development bank.


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