Hi and nice to meet you,
I am a Masters student from India studying at TUM Germany. I have been through a year that I would best describe as a never ending descent into chaos – just when I cannot believe things get worse, they do.
Right now I am short of funds for my student visa application and my education is at crossroads. This is supposed to be my last year of college and I want to get to full-time work and be self-sufficient. Here in Germany, international students can work very limited hours and jobs for them are greatly restricted and there is no way I could earn enough.
The immigration authorities last told me on January 3rd that I need to show adequate funds if I am to continue here. I have been on a wild goose chase since November planning to rake up enough money to show this in my bank account. It was on war footing because last summer a lot of money ended up being spent.
I lost my mother to cancer on August 24th 2022 (after a long struggle of 3 years) – it was supposed to be her last round of chemotherapy. The travel back to India for the last rites and many other medical expenses in 2022 has left us with very little money.
Right now it is just my dad and me. My dad is in India and he is 70 years old. I do not have any siblings or anyone I can really talk to about this. My dad is a heart patient and I do not want him go through much of a financial burden. I wanted to handle my finances by myself and thus ever since November I have been trying to make money quick on war footing.
Granted, some of my decisions were in haste and anxiety – I tried crypto and trading as well and none of my investments did well. One was a good project which lost popularity while the rest ended up being incredibly subtle scams which nearly nobody expected.
Now, let alone money for studies, I do not even have the money to get through the coming days. I have exams starting this month and I need to clear them else I will have to drop out. I do not want to put that disappointment on my father who wanted to see complete my course. I cannot get proper job/visa in Europe here without a Masters degree – they really place an emphasis here on education.
If I do dropout now, it is really over me – there is no alternative life path that I can take. Or maybe there is – but I really do not think now would be the time to explore that with a sick father who wants me to complete my final year and get a decent paying job.
Sorry for the rambling, my plan is now to negotiate with the immigration authorities if they could give me a possible extension for just a month till my exams are done. But for that I will need the basic money to survive for just a month.
I am already unable to focus and feeling sick due to not eating or sleeping well and being unable to focus on my studies. I actually do suffer from adrenal exhaustion and chronic inflammation due to the stress of 2022 and I can really only control that if I have a proper diet and healthy regimen – which I am unable to implement with the lack of money.
I cannot sleep at night, I am up all night brainstorming options (and regretting my decision-making over the past few weeks) – and I sleep very little during the afternoon and I am up again since evening. I have not had enough time or energy to study and I really need to pass these exams. I do not mean to be dramatic – but a lot of times these days I consider ending my life. If I had $1000 – it would truly save my life.
So in conclusion (my apologies if this was too long), I would really appreciate if you could help me out. I do not have very many days left – I do not have groceries for the weekend. I am going to the local food drive to get a Brezel or few slices of sausage with fries. But I absolutely cannot live like this – right now my bank balance is negative. I really cannot function this month if things are so dysfunctional.
As for images, I have attached certain documents just to substantiate and explain the context behind my request. My insurance payment and rent have not been paid for January and February (I cannot risk being evicted and sick and uninsured) – I desperately need a way out. The $2000 includes the money needed to pay the these pending expenses of the last month.
PAYPAL LINK: paypal.me/nkn2023
(I have a bunch of images below to substantiate my case. The two images below are the unsuccessful insurance and rent payments (if I do not pay these in the coming week I could be evicted from my dorm and suspended from university). I have blurred out information I believe I should not reveal such as my personal details and the contact details of the entities involved. “Miete” means rent in German and Techniker Krankenkasse is the name of my insurance company)