International students usually have limited access to financial support benefits. Please note that students from within the European Union have different access to financial benefits than students coming from outside the European Union. You can find a summary of the most important financial benefits listed below:
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Your residence permit status is noted in your passport, for example as §16, §18 or §30.
- The other parents access to financial support benefits:
Check if the other parent has access to social or family benefits, if you are not entitled to claim financial support. The second parent might be able to apply for said benefits.
- Extension of duration of stay:
You cannot extend your duration of stay by applying for a holiday semester.
Children of international students, that are born in Germany, generally acquire their parents citizenship. Exception: at least one parent has had a legitimate residence permit status in Germany for at least 8 years and has an unlimited right of residence.
Contacts beside the FamilyService
At the university
- International Student Office
Abteilung Göttingen International
37075 Göttingen Tel.: +49 551/39 27777
- The universities equal opportunities officer
- Questions regarding Mutterschutz: The universities medical officer
In social or financial emergencies
- The Studentenwerks social services
Mr. Staier Tel. +49 (0)551 39-5120, Mrs. Strauß Tel. +49 (0)551 39-5187
- Pro Familia
Weender Landstr. 76a
Telefon: 0551 58627