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Under certain conditions, you can receive full or a partial funding of training aboad.
Certain funding agencies are responsible for promoting training abroad. Each of the 18 foreign offices is responsible for a specific foreign country or several foreign countries. You can find out which office decides on the funding of your foreign training at www.bafög.de.
Studentenwerk Halle is responsible for the funding of students in Finland.
We have set up the following e-mail address specifically for your questions about funding abroad in Finland: bafoeg.finnland(at)studentenwerk-halle.de.
In order to receive funding for studies in Finland, you have to meet additional requirements in addition to the usual funding requirements (for BAföG in Germany). These include in particular:
1. The studies made abroad must be conducive for the educational level. Evidence of the eligibility of studies abroad is provided by an advisory opinion from your training institution in Germany whch you have to submit within the form 6. If you participate in a EU exchange programme like Erasmus / Socrates, or if you have completed your studies abroad from the beginning (then equivalence is required), an advisory opinion is not required.
2. Additionally, an equivalence of the foreign training facility with the corresponding domestic training facility is needed.
3. The study abroad must be at least partially creditable for the prescribed or customary training period.
Funding for an internship in Finland is also possible under special conditions.
If the study is immediately started or continued in a country in the European Union, there is usually a basic right to Auslands-BAföG funding for the entire standard period of study, even if the course is completed in a country in the European Union.
Auslands-BAföG funding in a country outside the European Union, on the other hand, is usually only granted for one year. In certain cases, Auslands-BAföG funding can also be approved for a further three semesters if the visit to the foreign university is of particular importance for the education.
Training grants in Finland are offered according to domestic demand rates in addition to a lump sum for travel expenses.
Since the requirements are higher than in Germany, the students/trainees who do not receive any support in Germany due to the amount of their parents' income also can receive support during their stay abroad. Thus: it's worth applying!
Similarily to the application for funding in Germany, you must submit a complete application. This includes form 1, the appendix to form 1 and form(s) 3 regarding your parents' declaration. Form 6 must also be completed.
You can find all of the above forms on the BAföG website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (www.bafög.de).
Your applications should be submitted at least six months before the start of your studies abroad. But this is not a must: If you only receive your acceptance at a later point in time, the application can also be submitted later. Foreign funding for the entire period of the training abroad can only be provided if the application is received by us in the first month of the training abroad at the latest.
As soon as we have your application documents for your studies in Finland, we will send you all other necessary documents by post.
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