Information (last update on 6 January 2021)
Eligible to apply are students and lecturers who are enrolled or teaching at a state-recognized university in the State of Berlin and whose personal and social situation requires special support. Financial need is assessed on the basis of current bank statements. The assessment takes into account special individual circumstances of the applicant.
The application is made exclusively via the online portal linked on this page.
Applications or documents submitted by other means will not be processed.
For a complete online application, the following information must be disclosed or documents uploaded to the portal:
- Identity card or passport/residence permit
- Current certificate of enrollment or contract with the university for the position of lecturer in the current semester
- Explanation of the need for equipment to participate in the Online Campus Berlin
- Current account statements for the assessment of financial need
- An account statement for the past three months (This is used to assess the financial situation of the applicant. Please submit legible documents. If the statement does not show who the account holder is or if the statement is incomplete, the application will be rejected.)
In addition, the applicant must consent to
- a data protection declaration on the consent to data processing within the scope of the procedure
In order to check the social indigence on the basis of individual life circumstances, it may be necessary to upload additional documents as well as information on the planned purpose of use.
The application is expected to be possible from 6 January 2021. Applications will be accepted and decided upon until the fund is exhausted.
The processing of applications will start from 11 January 2021, due to technical reasons it is unfortunately not possible to process them earlier. We therefore kindly ask you to refrain from enquiring about the status of individual applications.
There is no legal claim.
Depending on the needs formulated in each case (meaning the need for technical equipment, which must be justified in writing in the application), 200 euros , 400 euros or 500 euros can be granted. It is a grant and therefor must not be paid back.
Thousands of applications have reached us. Our team is processing these, as well as the applications for bridging assistance, the applications for the start/finish of studies grant, and the applications for the SoliFUnd. For this purpose, we have taken on additional specialists from other departments of the studierendenWERK, who are working at full speed to process all applications. Nevertheless, we ask for your patience - we cannot make any reliable statement about how long it will take at the moment.
As soon as the status of your application has changed from "In Processing" to either approved, rejected or "Inquiry", you will be informed by mail. You will then need to log into the system to check whether you need to submit any additional documents.
You can apply for funds from the technology fund if you need equipment to participate in the online campus such as hardware, such as laptops, PC cameras, etc., as well as software, fees for Internet, to expand bandwidth.
If technology has already been purchased in the past (e.g. a laptop), the technology fund can be used for other missing equipment (printers, data volume, ...). If a laptop was purchased on installments in the past months (as of 1.10.2020) or other debts were taken on for this purpose, an application for support from the technology fund can also be submitted for this purchase. Appropriate proof is then required.