The Hardship Allowance of the Studentenwerk Potsdam

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Apply for a one-off assistance of 300 € now!

The hardship allowances of the Studentenwerke Potsdam and Frankfurt (Oder) have been increased by the state of Brandenburg by 500,000 €. The one-time aid of 300 € is aimed at students in a pandemic-related emergency situations, who have not received bridging aid from the federal emergency aid programme. This allowance will be paid out once only – it is not possible to apply again after payment has already been made.

Questions & Answers

1. Who is eligible to apply for the hardship allowance?

  • All students, who have fallen into financial distress due to a pandemic and who have received a rejection by the federal programme or who were not able to submit their application to the federal programme – provided that the rejection is not based on a violation of duties to cooperate.
  • Students, who have already received an allowance of 300 € from the Studentenwerk in 2020, are not eligible to apply.
  • Simultaneous payment from the one-time allowance and the bridging aid from the federal programme are not possible.

2. How do I apply for the one-off allowance? Which documents do I need for a complete application?

  • Fill in the form: Interim Financial Aid
  • required documents:
    • student identity card or certificate of enrollment 
    • identity card or passport
    • bank statements of the last two months (starting the date of application) – this applies to all accounts, including savings and PayPal accounts
    • proof of a pandemic emergency
  • Send the completed form andincluding the scanned documents by e-mail to: einmalhilfe[at]  
  • Maximum size per e-mail: 20 MB

3. When can I apply for the allowance?
The application for the one-off allowance can be submitted from 11.08.2020. Applications can be submitted until the end of 2020.

Further information:

Richtlinie zur Mittelvergabe aus Semesterbeiträgen an Studierende und studentische Projekte (DE)

Ergänzung zur Richtlinie zur Mittelvergabe aus Semesterbeiträgen an Studierende und studentische Projekte (DE)