Financial support for single parents

Financial support for students with children at the University of Applied Sciences Trier

Sponsored by the “Landesstipendienstiftung” (county scholarship trust)

The scholarship trust of the Rhineland-Palatine county offers single parent students and single pregnant students – independent of their BAföG-status – support in financially difficult situations. The program aims to stop students from dropping out and to successfully graduate.

Outstanding grades are not crucial criteria for selection, the seriousness of the situation is. Though this situation should not be a permanent one. The scholarship is granted once every semester. To apply you should present a filled out application form along with all necessary documentation to your respective departmental equality officer (see link in right column). After having checked your documents, the officer will compose a statement regarding your current situation, which will be passed on to the equality committee. The committee will decide on the beneficiaries and the amount of the support.

Advance child support

Advance child support is a way to support single parents.

You can claim advance child support if the other parent of your child is not regularly or not at all paying child support.

The advance child support amount to:

  • 145 € per month for children up to 5 years
  • 194 € per month for children between 6 and 11 years

Advance child support can be paid for a maximum period of 72 month, though only up to the end of the child’s 12 year. A court-ordered child support ruling against the other parent is not necessary; however, an effort to obtain the child support from the other parent must be proven.

You can hand in your claim at your local youth welfare service.

More informations

Youth welfare service Trier

City Hall
Carsten Lang 
Am Augustinerhof
Verwaltungsgebäude II
54290 Trier

Phone (Main office): 0651/718-3508
Fax: 0651/718-1508

Mail (Main office): jugendamt(at)

Internet:, Unterhaltsvorschuss

Youth welfare service Birkenfeld

Christine Enders
Schneewiesenstr. 25
55765 Birkenfeld

Phone: 06782/15200
Mail: enders(at)

Youth welfare service Idar-Oberstein 
Georg-Maus-Straße 1
55743 Idar-Oberstein

Phone: 06781/64-0

Fax 06781/64-445

Mail: jugendamt(at)

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