COVID-19 Infos

Financial support:

Grant for students in emergency situations from the Federal Government: Since 16 June 2020, you can apply for a bridging grant of EUR 100 to EUR 500 for the month of June 2020 on the below mentioned nationwide website. The bridging financial aid is initially available for the months of June, July and August, but you must apply for each month separately. The decisive factor is your bank account balance on the day before you submit your application. For example, if you still have 200 euros in your account, you can receive 300 euros in bridging financial aid for the month in which you apply. You can apply on the following website:

Notfonds” provided by the Berliner Studierendenwerk: one-time subsidy of 500€ if you have lost your part-time job or have to reduce your working hours due to the Corona crisis and thus lose your earnings; please submit your application here:

Interest-free student loan from the KfW: interest-free loan with monthly payments of € 100 to € 650 (depending on your need)

How to update your CampusCard:

Since 26 May 2020 it is possible to enter the foyers at Campus Schöneberg and Campus Lichtenberg of the HWR Berlin to update your CampusCard at vending machines. Your faculty will inform you by e-mail in which time slot you can update your CampusCard. Please respect the rules of distance and hygiene on site and leave the building immediately afterwards. Until the end of June, access to update the Campus Card is still possible on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 09:00 – 16:00.

Here you will find the machines to update your CampusCard:

  • Campus Schöneberg: Main hall of house B
    Access via the courtyard, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin
  • Campus Lichtenberg: Foyer of house 1
    Old-Friedrichsfelde 60, 10315 Berlin

Goodwill regulation of the VBB concerning the semester ticket for the summer term 2020 (valid until 28 JUNE 2020):

  • Semester tickets that expired on 31 March 2020 (which were valid for WiSe) will continue to be accepted as public transport tickets up to and including 31 May 2020, provided that an identity card and a certificate of enrolment for the summer term 2020 are carried. (based on the VBB goodwill regulation of 28. MAY 2020)
  • First-year students* in the summer term 2020 who have not yet received a semester ticket need an official certificate of enrolment together with their identity card in order to continue to use public transport free of charge. First-year students will receive their CampusCard by mail from the HWR in May. (based on the VBB goodwill regulation of 28. MAY 2020)
  • Students who were exempted from the semester ticket fee in WiSe 2019/20 can also use public transport free of charge if they carry the following documents with them: Identity card, CampusCard, certificate of enrolment SoSe 2020, letter of approval of semester ticket fee from AStA. (based on the statement of Ms. Martina Förster VBB Verkehrsbund Berlin-Brandenburg)
  • Furthermore, exemptions from semester ticket fees can only be granted for the eight reasons specifically outlined here.
  • The validation / updating of CampusCards at the vending machines in the university buildings will be made possible at the end of May with prior registration via an appointment tool. An official e-mail from the HWR will follow.

You can find more information about the VBB goodwill regulation here: