­Tuition ­and ­Financing­

As a private university run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Friedensau Adventist University (FAU) does not get any government grants, but finances its ordinary budget with tuition and, to a much greater extent, with church allocations.

Our Financial Bulletin provides you with an overview and many details on the different fees and services relating to studying, living, and eating in Friedensau, as laid down in the regulations of FAU and the study contract.

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Overview of Fees and Charges

The following fees and charges incur when studying at FAU:

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The tuition deposit and, if applicable, the deposit for the student residence, are paid before the beginning of the program, along with the down payment, and returned after the program has been completed.

Before the beginning of the program Amount Due date

Deposit* at the beginning of the program for accommodation, will be returned in full after the student has moved out (only for students who live on campus)

300.00 with the down payment

Deposit* at the beginning of the program for transponder etc., will be returned in full at the end of the program (all students)

300.00 with the downpayment

Charge for issuing the Declaration of Commitment

50.00 with the downpayment

*A guarantee may be provided instead of a deposit. Bank guarantees from German banks are generally accepted. Directly enforceable guarantees are accepted from German pastors, staff of FAU or the retirement home, and from offices and institutions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Germany.

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The down payment is due before the beginning of the program and is set off against the university fees.

Before the beginning of the program Amount Due date

Down payment at the beginning of the program is set off against the university fees in full (at first, study account for the first semester; at second, rent, if the student lives on campus; then, study account)

EU citizens
500.00 Aug 31 / Jan 31
Non-EU citizens University studies
4,200.00 Apr 30 / Dec 31
Non-EU citizens German as a Foreign Language
3,800.00 Apr 30

The down payment will only be returned after the program has been completed.

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For all students in all programs.

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For students in single, 2-bed, or 3-bed rooms in the student residence. Only possible in combination with cafeteria fee.

For more details about accommodation see Living in Friedensau.

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Students can eat in the cafeteria at reasonable prices. The cafeteria offers 3 meals per day.

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For families, married couples, flat-sharing groups of people who rent an apartment on campus.

For more details about accommodation see Living in Friedensau.

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Student Council, fees for certificates, etc.

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Should any question arise concerning tuition and financing at FAU, please get in contact with:

Martina Lucke

Chancellor's Secretary
Telephone: + 49 (0) 3921 916-107
Email:

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Overview of all ­grants­

In the following we have compiled an overview of possible grants for all degree courses in Theology and Social Sciences.

Grants Theology

Grants for degree courses inTheology, in particular for Master of Theological Studies M.A.

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Arthur-Daniells-scholarship and Joseph-Bates-scholarship

Method of proposal: Application
Candidates: Applicants M.A. MTS
Number: max. 12
Amount: Tuition fee 50%
Decision: Dean Theology, Director of MTS program
Turnus: Annullay

Criteria
  • B.A.-grade (1.5 and better)
  • Recommendations
  • Letter of motivation

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Ministry-scholarship

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: Theology students from 3. semester B.A.
Number: Variable
Amount: Max. tuition fee, variable
Decision: Commission from Registrar and representatives of the German conferences
Turnus: Annullay

Criteria
  • Entry into the ministry; if not, then repayment
  • Neediness

DAAD-scholarship I

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: International students Theology and Social Sciences
Number: 1
Amount: ca. 2,300 €
Decision: Grants committee Registrar and representatives of the German conferences
Turnus: Annullay

Criteria
  • Very good academic performance

DAAD-scholarship III

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: International students Theology and Social Sciences
Number: Variable – with this split 20 scholarships
Amount: total 50,000 € per year, 25,000 € per semester, per student 2 x 400 € + 1 x 450 € per Semester
Decision: Grants committee Registrar and representatives of the German conferences
Turnus: Each semester

Criteria
  • Study performance
  • Where appropriate, indigence in the form of special situations that make employment difficult

Deutschland-scholarship

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: All programs
Number: 6
Amount: Per month 300 € (150 € Staat/150 € FFF)
Decision: Grants committee
Turnus: Annually

Criteria
  • Excellent performance (in studies or before)
  • Partial neediness

Scholarship Fire brigade

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: Comrades of the Fire brigate Friedensau
Number: Variable
Amount: Scaled according to use/rank
Decision: Fire brigade Friedensau
Turnus: Decision retroactive annually

Criteria
  • (Special) use
  • Participation in outreaches and service evenings

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DAAD-award

Method of proposal: Special scholarship commission (Michelle)
Candidates: International students
Number: 1
Amount: 1,000 €
Decision: Proposal of schools
Turnus: Annually at graduation

Criteria

  • Excellent Graduation
  • Performance

Blomstedt-award (Music)

Method of proposal: Sebastian Kuhle
Candidates: All programs
Number: 1
Amount: 500 €
Decision: School of Theology
Turnus: Every 2 years

Criteria
  • Outstanding artistic work or
  • High musical dedication

Blomstedt-award (Theology)

Method of proposal: School of Theology
Candidates: Only students of School of Theology
Number: 1
Amount: 500 €
Decision: School of Theology
Turnus: Every 2 years

Criteria
  • Outstanding achievements in the study of theology

Book award

Method of proposal: Both schools propose 5 candidates
Candidates: Students of Schools of Theology and Social Science
Number: 5
Amount: Each a voucher 250 €
Decision: Friends of Friedensau Association
Turnus: Annually

Criteria
  • Diligence and commitment in studies (independent of grades)

Grants ­Social Sciences­

Grants for degree courses in Social Sciences, in particular for Social Work B.A. (DE) and International Social Sciences M.A.

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Sojourner-Truth-scholarship

Method of proposal: Application
Candidates: Applicants B.A. Social Work (DE)
Number: Total 6
Amount: Tuition fee 100%
Decision: Dean CSW, Program Director, Chancellor (recommendation by Advent youth)
Turnus: Annually

Criteria
  • Very good grades
  • Commitment in community/children-youth work
  • Member STA or Advent Youth

ADRA-access-scholarship

Method of proposal: Application
Candidates: Applicants M.A. ISS
Number: 1
Amount: 5,000 €
Decision: Dean Social Science, Course Director, Representative ADRA-DE
Turnus: Annually

Criteria
  • Previous achievements
  • Experience in the professional field/with ADRA

ISS-scholarship

Method of proposal: Application
Candidates: Applicants M.A. ISS
Number: max. 8
Amount: 5,000 €
Decision: Dean Social Science, Course Director, Further representative CSW
Turnus: Annually

Criteria
  • Very good applicants
  • Increase diversity in the degree programs

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DAAD-scholarship I

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: International students Theology and Social Sciences
Number: 1
Amount: ca. 2,300 €
Decision: Grants committee Registrar and representatives of the German conferences
Turnus: Annullay

Criteria
  • Very good academic performance

DAAD-scholarship III

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: International students Theology and Social Sciences
Number: Variable – with this split 20 scholarships
Amount: total 50,000 € per year, 25,000 € per semester, per student 2 x 400 € + 1 x 450 € per Semester
Decision: Grants committee Registrar and representatives of the German conferences
Turnus: Each semester

Criteria
  • Study performance
  • Where appropriate, indigence in the form of special situations that make employment difficult

Deutschland-scholarship

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: All programs
Number: 6
Amount: Per month 300 € (150 € Staat/150 € FFF)
Decision: Grants committee
Turnus: Annually

Criteria
  • Excellent performance (in studies or before)
  • Partial neediness

ADRA-scholarship

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: students M.A. ISS
Number: Variable
Amount: total 5,000 € split
Decision: Dean, Director of program, Representive ADRA-DE
Turnus: Annually

Criteria
  • Performance Motivation
  • Study achievements
  • Specific professional interest

Scholarship Fire brigade

Method of proposal: Request by students
Candidates: Comrades of the Fire brigate Friedensau
Number: Variable
Amount: Scaled according to use/rank
Decision: Fire brigade Friedensau
Turnus: Decision retroactive annually

Criteria
  • (Special) use
  • Participation in outreaches and service evenings

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DAAD-award

Method of proposal: Special scholarship commission (Michelle)
Candidates: International students
Number: 1
Amount: 1,000 €
Decision: Proposal of schools
Turnus: Annually at graduation

Criteria

  • Excellent Graduation
  • Performance

Sparkassenpreis

Method of proposal: School of Social Science proposes early June at the latest
Candidates: Only students of School of Social Science
Number: 1
Amount: 500 €
Decision: School of Social Science
Turnus: Annually at graduation

Criteria
  • Commitment on the Campus
  • Social commitment
  • Good performance

Blomstedt-award (Music)

Method of proposal: Sebastian Kuhle
Candidates: All programs
Number: 1
Amount: 500 €
Decision: School of Theology
Turnus: Every 2 years

Criteria
  • Outstanding artistic work or
  • High musical dedication

Book award

Method of proposal: Both schools propose 5 candidates
Candidates: Students of Schools of Theology and Social Science
Number: 5
Amount: Each a voucher 250 €
Decision: Friends of Friedensau Association
Turnus: Annually

Criteria
  • Diligence and commitment in studies (independent of grades)