faust e.V. can help quickly or arrange assistance when talented foreign students from poorer countries, usually outside Europe, need financial help. For reasons often beyond their control, many students find themselves in material hardship and are forced to quit their studies in Augsburg, sometimes shortly before graduation. In these situations, faust e.V. can offer help.


The non-profit association for the support of foreign students in Augsburg e. V. (faust e.V.) is an initiative of members of the Student Union (Studierendenwerk) Augsburg, the University of Augsburg and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Augsburg as well as citizens of Augsburg. Founded in 1999, the association was the first initiative of its kind in a Bavarian university city.



*** Recent News ***

In the recent faust e.V. virtual meeting (15 February 2024), a new executive committee was elected: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eckern (chair), Dennis Nguyen (vice chair), Katrin Engelmann, Prof. Dr. Maria Lehner, Prof. Dr. Phillip Hellwege, Prof. Dr. Marcus Reppich. Further details: see short (unofficial) version of protocol (in German).

The Organisation

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Support and Scholarships

Here you get support in cases of emergencies and here you will find our scholarships...

Studentin beim Lernen

How to support e.V.?

Here you find information about how to support our work...


How to contact us

You may contact us via:


Mail e.V. 
c/o Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eckern

Universität Augsburg
Universitätsstraße 1
86135 Augsburg

Further information you might get from our contact partners:

Dr. Sabine Tamm, Akademisches Auslandsamt, Uni Augsburg, Universitätsstraße 2, 86159 Augsburg, phone: +49 (0)821 598 5135, e-mail:

Adrian Bieniec, International Office, TH Augsburg, An der Hochschule 1, 86161 Augsburg, phone: +49 (0)821 5586 3271, e-mail:


Further support is available from the Student Union: Studierendenwerk Augsburg (b!st).




Application form and further information on the application process

  • Applications are only accepted online, the corresponding e-mail address can be obtained from our contact points (see under Contact); furthermore, only complete applications can be processed:

    application form


Application for a study grant or a loan.


  • Please take note of the regulations regarding the awarding of grants.

Membership and Statutes

  • Please use the membership form if you would like to support us through your membership. In this case, please also note the valid membership fee regulations !


  • Here you will also find our currently valid statutes as of 12.02.2019.