Studentenwerk Halle

Housing allowance: Wohngeld

As a student, you are normally not entitled to housing benefit (according to Section 20 Paragraph 2 Wohngeldgesetz). Your rental costs are granted as a lump sum by the BAföG.

However, there may be exceptions, for example if:

  • You are not eligible for BAföG
  • You are only entitled to BAföG as an interest-bearing bank loan
  • You live in so-called mixed households or
  • You study with children

To clarify whether you are entitled to housing benefit, please come to your social counseling service or contact the relevant housing benefit office directly.


Torsten Eckert

Sozialberater mit den Beratungsschwerpunkten finanzielle Hilfen sowie ausländerrechtliche Fragen

Tel: +49 345 6847520


Studentenwerk Halle - Verwaltung

Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Str. 5
06120 Halle

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