Your direct line to the BAföG department: Our BAföG experts are currently available by phone three days a week.

Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

You can find an overview of all direct dialing numbers under "Your BAföG contact persons".

Why BAföG?

BAföG is the most favorable form of student financing! The five most important reasons:

  • Half of it is free, you don't have to pay it back later!
  • The other half is an interest-free (!) loan. You won't get anything like that from any bank.
  • No matter how much BAföG you get, in the end you have to pay back a maximum of 10,010 euros.
  • You don't have to start paying back the BAföG in small installments until five years after graduation.
  • You don't have to worry that you might not be able to pay the debt. If you still don't have a job five years after you successfully graduate that allows you to afford it, you'll pay later. And if you still haven't been able to repay your BAföG in full after 20 years, the remaining debt may be forgiven altogether.
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Digital or analog?

Please decide on a way to submit your application. Applications from one and the same person only make it unnecessarily complicated - for us and for you!

You decide to go digital?

Good choice! Please send attachments only as PDF and preferably in DIN A4 format. This will save us additional work and we can process your application faster.

What is the status of my application?

If we have all the documents, it takes about 8 to 10 weeks for a BAföG application to be processed. If documents are still missing, we will contact you in any case.

In the meantime, please refrain from calling or writing to ask about the status of your application. We can process the applications much faster this way.

Have you submitted your BAföG application online? Then you can check the processing status of your application at

Convinced? Then submit your BAföG application now!

Quite simple. Without any paperwork. Simply online.

Why online?

  1. It is faster.
  2. Prescribing does not matter.
  3. Incomplete information is displayed immediately.
  4. Missing documents are listed immediately.
  5. You can submit documents electronically.
  6. Your data is transmitted securely and there are no delays due to typing errors.
  7. You can save your application in between and continue later.
  8. You can check the status of your application online.

In this video, we explain step by step how to fill out Form 1, your application for educational funding, correctly.

Online is not for you?

All BAföG application forms can be downloaded from the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


friends without money

You still don't want to apply for BAföG? Maybe Johanna, Janina, Sophie, Artur, Aly and Sebastian can convince you otherwise. In our BAföG mini-series "friends without money" on YouTube, they repeatedly state: No BAföG is no solution either!


You need more info? Or advice? No problem, we are here for you!

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