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Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG/ Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz)

Loan TypeMonthly loan (half of which is a grant and the other half is a loan without interest)
Loan AmountMaximal monthly sum for students who do not live with their parents: 399 €
Loan DurationGenerally for the standard period of studies (Regelstudienzeit)
Supplemental Funding
  • Rent 250 €
  • Health insurance 71 €
  • "Pflegeversicherung" 15 €
  • For every child living in the household 130 €
Loan Requirements

BMBF - BAföG - Voraussetzungen: Staatsangehörigkeit, Eignung, Alter

  • Age: generally at the beginning of you study programme. Not older than 30 for a Bachelor or 35 for a Master.
  • Citizenship: German, EU citizens and non-EU citizens under certain circumstances. (Please check the website to determine your eligibility)
Application DocumentsLand Berlin/studierendenWERK BERLIN - BAföG Online
Selection ProcessBased on the submitted documents

None. Funding begins only in the month in which the application was made. Thus, it is recommended to apply directly after you receive an acceptance letter.


studierendenWERK BERLIN - Amt für Ausbildungsförderung
Behrenstr. 40/41
10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 939 39-70

BAföG-Hotline: +49 (0)800 223 63 41