Applications for a public grant are always reviewed individually. In any case you should seek consultation with your responsible public grant administrator.
If you fall pregnant during your university time, you are still eligible to receive your public grant. You can even halt your studies for up to three month without losing your claim.
If you halt your studies for longer than three months, the payment of your public grants will be suspended and will only continue when you take up your studies again.
Most important regulations on the public grants scheme:
For more information on application forms and payback regulations for parents please contact your local public grants administration team.
Additional information can be found in the following PDF-document by the federal ministry of education (available only in German).
Management of the Office for public grants at Trier University of Applied Sciences
Consultation hours on appointment
Phone (Mon, Wed, Thu): 0651 - 201-2786
Phone (Tue, Fri): 06782 - 17-1318
Schneidershof, Raum J7
Phone: 0651 - 8103-474
Schneidershof, Raum J6
Phone: 0651 - 8103-723
Schneidershof, Raum J5
Tel: 0651 - 8103-285
Contact (Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld)
Building 9924, Room 031
Phone: 06782 - 17-1318
Building 9924, Room 050
Phone: 06782 - 17-1821
Letters Schw-Z of UNI TRIER
Building 9924, Room 033
Phone: 06782 - 17-1806
Students, who receive a governmental grant to finance their studies and no longer live with their parents, can apply to be exempted from license-fees.
The application for exemption can be downloaded on the following website:
It can also be obtained in your local community administration office.
Send the filled in application form signed and with your current public grant notification letter to the license-fee administration service of ARD, ZDF and German Radio in Cologne. The complete address can be found below.
When you send the copy of your public grant notification letter please be sure to have it authenticated by your local community administration. Please send the original along with a not saying: “Please return to sender”, since it could end up being archived together with your application form otherwise.
ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio
City council Trier
Am Augustinerhof 1
Phone (Main office): 0651 - 718-0
Mail (Main office): buergeramt(at)trier.de
Local Government Birkenfeld
Phone (Main office): 06782 - 9900
Fax (Main office): 06782 - 990127
City council Idar-Oberstein
Phone: 06781 - 64-0
Fax: 06781 - 6433-9