Apart from the various activities it organizes, the VSM also offers various forms of financial support for its student members. The financial support by the VSM follows two basic principles.
- From the point of view of budget, the two Universities are independent. Thus applications concerning a student will always be decided at the University at which that student is enrolled.
- The VSM will only approve financial support if other „regular“ sources for support cannot be used (see below for more details).
For the decision on applications on financial support it will always be taken into account whether students actively participated in the VSM.
Specific forms of financial support
Support for travel and/or conferences
Applications for these types of support are decided based on an individual application.
For the application, a statement of the advisor is needed, which explains why the funding for the position expires. In addition, this should confirm that no other sources of funding for the student are available and that the completion of the study can be expected within the duration of the grant.