Corona emergency funds

In order to support students who are suffering massively, sustainably and acutely financially from the Corona pandemic, the sponsorship company of the University of Applied Sciences (Fördergesellschaft der Fachhochschule) Bielefeld e.V. and the General Students' Committee of Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences have set up an emergency aid fund. This means: 500€ will be given to students on a one-time basis and without any obligation to repay.
All regularly enrolled students at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences are eligible to apply. Students who are on leave of absence for more than one semester are thus excluded. You can find out whether you are eligible to apply and receive funding by looking at the criteria below.
You can send your applications from 01.11 to 14.11.2022 exclusively by post to the AStA. The document can also be put into the AStA mailbox in the mail room A003  (not in the mailbox at the noteboard). Please remember to make sure that your applications are complete, that you have a current certificate of enrolment, that you have bank statements for the last 3 months, and any other documents. Emergency aid payments are expected to be disbursed beginning in early December.
There is no legal claim to the disbursement of funds!
AStA address:
AStA FH Bielefeld
Corona - Nothilfefonds
Interaktion 1
33619 Bielefeld
Your applications will be reviewed in a three-step process. First, application and eligibility are ensured in order to open the actual review. Then, points are given based on objective criteria. Finally, additional points can be given based on subjective social criteria. The prioritization system with its characteristics and their respective points can be viewed.
The review and evaluation of the applications are carried out by the members of the AStA in a four-eyes-principle.
Forms / Documents IMPORTANT!! Pay attention to the completeness of your documents. Incomplete applications will not be processed!
Here's a checklist:
  • original semester certificate (winter semester 2022/2023)
  • copy of bank account statements of the last three months (August to October 2022)
  • ifapplicable, a copy of the account statement of the blocked account with the non-disclosure notice
  • if applicable, copy of the birth certificate of the child(ren)
  • if applicable, copy of certificates of care work
  • if applicable, copy of certificate of short-time work in a community of need
  • if applicable, copy of certificate of loss of part-time job, etc.
  • if applicable, a copy of a Long Covid illness confirmed by a physician, with effects on the ability to work
  • if applicable, a need for long-term care of a close relative (father, mother, (spouse) partner, children, siblings) due to the corona illness of the relative, as confirmed by a physician or the long-term care insurance carrier, with effects on the work opportunities in copy
  • if applicable, a chronic illness confirmed by a doctor and an associated increased health risk with an effect on the possibility of working in a copy
  • if applicable voluntary explanation of own situation
The following criteria determine eligibility for funding:
  • Registered at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
  • Income below 550 € per person in household below 300 € living with parents
  • Full details and attachments
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