Financial support for force majeure situations

apply for a
force majeure
application form
Apply within 3 months after the end of your circumstances, or, if applicable earlier, within 3 months after the compensation periode (C+1) or in the last month of your registration.
Notify your study advisor about your circumstances a.s.a.p. (within 3 weeks) and notify a student counsellor within 3 months of your study delay.

Financial support is possible in case of study delay due to certain specific circumstances.

The Force Majeure Allowance Regulation is part of the FOBOS (Financial Support for Special Circumstances of Students). The Personal Circumstances Committee (CPO) will assess your application on behalf of the Executive Board and generally meets once every 6 weeks. In case of questions, please contact the CPO registry or a student counsellor.

The rules in short

supporting evidence

Insufficient feasible educational programme

If you are dealing with problems with a part (module, course, semester) of your educational programme or with your internship or thesis, you need to notify your programme director and study adviser or a student counsellor a.s.a.p. If, however, it has caused study delay, you may be eligible for a Force Majeure Allowance. See the regulation FOBOS, Force Majeure Allowance Regulation (art. 3.) for the application procedure.

FAQ Force Majeure Allowance

FOBOS regulation (pdf)