Status of applications SoSe 21

Dear applicants from HU, we’re currently finishing up processing your subsidy applications for SoSe 21. Due to Corona we’re still a little behind our usual schedule, but we’re currently expecting to send out the notifications by early August and transfer the subsidies shortly after. Should we run into any problems and take longer, we will keep you informed right here.

If you’re dependent on the subsidy for paying your semester fees, please make sure to contact the Immatrikulationsbüro before the end of the Rückmeldefrist (15.07.) to ask for an extension of the deadline, since otherwise you’d have to pay an extra fee.

KHB students, we are also working on finishing your applications, but due to some new procedures for handling the payment, we can’t say yet when you will receive your subsidies. We are very sorry and hope that once this has been figured out, things will run smoothly in the coming semesters.

WiSe 20/21 Weißensee

Dear applicants from KHB,

We were finally able to finish processing your applications for last semester, and today we sent out the notifications and handed the data for transferring the subsidies over to the financial department. We can’t tell you exactly how long it will take them to transfer your money, but expect it to be in your accounts within the next 3-4 weeks at the latest (and of course hopefully sooner). Thank you for your patience!

Still in emergency mode

Dear applicants,

We would like to remind you that due to the Corona measures we are still operating at a decreased capacity. Since not all of our work can be done from home, this means that for the past year we’ve had to do 100% of our normal work in ~25% of our normal time (in addition to other logistical issues), so of course by now we’re running behind on some things. We’d like to ask you to be patient with us and in particular not to ask about the status of current applications unless you have good reason to believe that something went wrong. Notifications about your summer semester 2021 applications will be sent out in July at the earliest, so please don’t worry if you’ve applied and haven’t heard back.

Of course we are still reachable via email and generally answer quickly. However, depending on the complexity of your case and on what else currently needs to be done, it might still take 2-3 weeks for us to reply in some cases. Please be patient.

Due to the circumstances it’s currently difficult to reach us via phone. Please write an email instead, if possible.

Thank you!

Subsidies for KHB

Dear KHB students, unfortunately we are still waiting to hear from the financial department about info necessary for finishing up the subsidies for WiSe 20/21. We are as frustrated as you are at this point, but there is nothing we can do if they don’t answer – so please be patient a little longer.

Subsidies (WiSe 20/21) for KHB students

Due to the increasing number of inquiries, here’s an update for students at Kunsthochschule Weißensee: we are overall done processing your applications for WiSe 20/21, but unfortunately we are still waiting to hear back from the financial department, without whose input we can’t proceed to calculate and pay out the subsidies. We know it’s frustrating and that many of you depend on the subsidies, but unfortunately we can’t currently give you a time frame for when payments will be made. As soon as we’ve got the information, we’ll let you know!

Please remember that you still need to hand in your applications for summer semester 2021 in time, even if you haven’t received a notification for the previous semester yet. Applications are due March 31st.

State of WiSe 20/21 applications

Dear applicants, we are currently finishing up the subsidy applications for winter semester 20/21. However, due to major technical changes at HU we’re facing some complications regarding the way we usually transfer the subsidies. Since resolving these issues requires cooperation from several departments, we can’t say for sure when exactly we will be able to transfer the subsidies this time, and we will not send out notifications until we can tell when to expect your money. So please have a little more patience, we’re hoping to find a solution in January.

We’re also still processing the KHB applications, you will also hear from us in January.

Applications forms for summer semester 2021 will be uploaded on our “forms” page in early January, as usual. Please do not use winter semester forms for summer semester applications!

We wish you happy holidays and a great new year!

 

Contact and state of applications for WiSe 20/21

As we’re receiving increased inquiries about the current applications: we’re currently processing the applications for winter semester 2020/21 as usual and unless lockdown measures are tightened again we should be able to send out the notifications about subsidies by mid to late December – just like every winter semester. Please refrain from asking about the state of applications individually, since that just costs us time that would be better spent working on your applications.

Also, please note that we are still unable to offer in-person consultations. In particular, we only use our office in Adlershof for a very limited time during a normal semester and not at all since Corona measures started. Until we can open our office to the public again, we will NOT be in Adlershof and any mail dropped at the office there will most likely not reach us – please stick to email, post or the mailbox at our office in Mitte (if you’re allowed to enter the HU building).

We also continue to have limited access to our main office, so please understand that it’s also hard to reach us via phone even during normal office hours. If at all possible, please send us an email and we’ll reply as fast as possible.

Extended application period

Since the application period for WiSe 20/21 started two weeks late, we have decided to also extend it by two weeks. That means the regular application period ended August 14 and the grace period will continue until August 31. If you choose to make use of it, please try to send your application complete with all necessary documents (the application form contains two pages explaining which documents we need). If you’re sending it via email, please also read our guidelines for email applications.

Important: applications for Individualzahlung (letter for the matriculation office) also need to be sent in by August 31 at the latest!

Notifications SoSe 20

We’re finally done and will be printing the notifications for the summer semester subsidies for HU today. You should receive them in the Mail at some point next week and the subsidies will be transferred 2-3 weeks after that.

If you do not receive at letter from us in the next 1-2 weeks:

  • Belated applications (e.g. if you were newly matriculated in SoSe 20 or your application was accepted after the regular period) are still being processed.
  • Application from students of KHB are still being processed.
  • Some applications which were missing important information or about which we had questions are still being processed. If we sent you a letter with questions within the last 1-2 months, it’s possible that your application will not be included in this first wave of notifications.

We will process all of these applications as fast as we can and send out the notifications and subsidies individually. If you are sure that you should have received a notification, please let us know.

ATTENTION CASH SUBSIDIED

Once more: if you opted to receive the subsidy in cash and haven’t sent us your bank details yet, please do so asap! (Doesn’t have to be your own account, but if it’s not we need the name and address of the account holder.) Since the Kasse is currently closed to everyone who doesn’t work at HU and we can’t see applicants in person either, we are unable to offer subsidies in cash this semester and next.

APPLICATION PERIOD

The grace period for applications for winter semester 2020/21 ends on August 14. Please make sure to send your applications in time, as we can only accept belated applications if you’re newly or belatedly matriculated or in exceptional cases if you were unable to apply in time for reasons such as being ill during the application period.

Short update

1. Application forms: took a little longer than planned, but should be uploaded today or by the end of the week at the latest. Thank you for your patience!

2. Individualzahlung (letter for the matriculation office): we can now offer this again if needed, please write us an email (semtix@refrat.hu-berlin.de) and we’ll explain how to proceed.

3. Payment in cash: if you asked to receive your subsidy for summer semester 20 in cash (or haven’t picked up your subsidy from a previous semester yet), please send us bank details for the transfer asap. (Doesn’t have to be your own account, in that case just tell us the name and address of the account holder in addition to the IBAN.) Cash payments won’t be possible for the time being.