The Darlehenskasse der Studentenwerke im Land Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. offers interest-free loans to students in need of financial support. Funding worth up to 1000 euro a month will be provided for a maximum of 18 months; the total amount of funding awarded may not exceed 9000 euro.
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree course taught at a higher education institution headquartered in North Rhine-Westphalia; they must be no more than three semesters short of graduation according to their study plan. Candidates are required to demonstrate that they are in need of financial assistance; they should also provide a guarantor.