Case of Hardship Balance
Filing the application now online only, via the submission portal.
Printed by appointment only between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the AStA office.
ATTENTION: Do not pay the semester fee until your application has been either accepted or denied.
If you cannot afford the semester ticket and the student body dues whatsoever, then…
… the hardship application might help. Students facing financial hardship may be exempt from paying these fees. These hardship applications can be filed out online on the general students’ committees (AStA TU Dortmund) homepage. This means that if you face existential financial problems due to the fees for the semester ticket and the student body dues, you can apply for a hardship compensation for winter semester 2023/2024 from the general students’ committee. Please note that the deadline varies based on whether you have been matriculated already, or whether you are a first semester student.
The deadline for people who are already matriculated is on Sunday, July 21 th 2023, 12 o’clock midday. Deadline conformity will be determined by when the application with all the needed documents arrived at firstname.lastname@example.org (via the submission portal). Deadlines for first semester students are listed in the chart below.
Within the following weeks, the applicants need will be reviewed. If the application is accepted, the part of the semester fee, will be transferred to the student’s office for you. No matter if your application has been accepted or denied, you will be notified via e-mail about its status.
Please note that only after you have received our e-mail, you should transfer the amount of money that is said to the student office. Should you transfer partial amounts of the fee before, the matriculation or renewal of matriculation may be strongly delayed, and you might, for example, receive the semester ticket later.
If you do not receive an e-mail from us until the 6 th of August 2023, then please immediately contact us (the AStA) via e-mail or phone.
Please remember that the 110-€ for the Studierendenwerk can under no circumstances be payed for by us!
The outstanding balance (110,-€ if the application is accepted and the complete balance if it’s denied respectively) has to be payed to the student office until the deadline of the 18 th of August 2023. On average you will have two weeks remaining to do so.
Please note that the hardship compensation is designed to help students in need!
For anyone who wants to know the details on how the financial need is determined, you can find the latest guidelines for the hardship compensation here. (only in german)
For anyone who cannot hand in the application online, you will need to send an e-mail with your
reasoning to email@example.com, so an alternative can be arranged.
|First semester students||Change of tertiary institution|
|Receiving the demand to pay||Receiving the demand to pay|
|21 th of July 2023|
|8 th September 2023|
12:00 o’clock midday
Or seven calendar days
after receiving the
demand to pay
respectively. Judged by
the period favorable to
|Seven calendar days|
after receiving the
demand to pay
|E-Mail from AStA|
telling you how much
you need to pay:
|6 th August 2023||22 th September 2023|
or as quickly as possible
|as quickly as possible|
Demand to pay
by TU Do
|18 th August 2022||refer to student’s office||refer to student’s office|
All statements with no limit or warranty.
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If you do not receive a copy of your message to the email address you specified within 5 minutes after sending, you should send the message again or write an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.