BAföG - Student Financial Assistance

Money from the Government: The BAföG

BAföG is an abbreviation and stands for “Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz“, i.e. the Federal Training Assistance Act. The purpose of the BAföG is give every young person the opportunity to complete educational training which corresponds to his or her needs – regardless of his or her social or economic situation. In order to receive BAföG you must apply for it in time. It will not be paid retroactively.

That is why you should certainly submit an application at the beginning of your studies. Maybe it would be worth it especially for you! Because even a minimum entitlement leads to great benefits. For example, it is possible to be given an exemption from the licence fee for access to radio and TV.

We will gladly help you with the application process to get what you are entitled to optimally and quickly.

Further information can be found on the home pages of the  Deutschen Studentenwerk (German Student Support Services) and the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry for Education and Research). The texts of the Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (Federal Training Assistance Act - “BAföG”) can be viewed there online.