Zwei Studierende, eine Frau und ein Mann sitzen an einem Tisch im Flur des Amtes für Ausbildungsförderung. Hinter Ihnen an der Wand hängt der Wegweiser des BAföG: Dort kann man seine Sachbearbeiterin oder -bearbeiter je nach Anfangsbuchstaben finden.

Corona pandemic: bridging aid for students in financial emergency situations

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is helping students who are demonstrably in a financial or economic emergency situation owing to the corona pandemic with allowances totalling 100 million euros. They are paid out via the student service organisations – the Studierenden- or Studentenwerk (STW).

Online application here:

To avoid making mistakes when applying, we recommend that you watch this video, which explains step by step how to make the application.

BMBF Bridging Aid Hotline: 

Tel.: 0800 26 23 003
E-Mail: ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende(at) 

The most important questions about bridging aid:



BAföG (Federal Training Assistance Act)

BAföG (Federal Training Assistance Act) is a financial aid. Non-Germans are also entitled to BAföG payments. As a rule, foreigners who have prospects of remaining in Germany and are already integrated in society are entitled to support. As the legal regulations are very complex, it is advisable to contact our BAföG-offices at an early stage.


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