BAföG for students – Financial Support Agency in Karlsruhe

What is BAföG?

BAföG means Federal Education and Training Assistance Act and designates colloquially a financial support, which you can apply for at the Financial Support Agency, if you study. BAföG is also called educational grant. It is money from the state, which is paid in monthly payments on application and under certain conditions. Half of this monthly amount is donated money and only the other half has to be repaid later, so it is an interest-free loan.

The Financial Support Agency of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe is responsible for all universities in:

• Karlsruhe
• Pforzheim
• Calw
• Bad Liebenzell

Important information at a glance:


Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe AöR
Amt für Ausbildungsförderung

Adenauerring 7
76131 Karlsruhe

Central telephone: 0721 / 6909 – 177
Telephone hours:
Mon, Thu, Fri: 09.00 – 12.00
Mon, Tue: 13.30 – 15.30


You can reach your consultant at his/her office hours in Karlsruhe always on the 2nd floor in the dining hall Adenauerring:

Tue: 10.00 – 12.00
Thu: 13.30 – 15.30

You don’t need an appointment during the office hours, just come over!
You can find your personal consultant here:

BAföG Service Office

A consultant of the Financial Support Agency will help you with general questions about BAföG in the Service Office (which you can find in the beratungsWERK in the dining Hall Am Adenauerring). Here you can also submit your application for educational grant and further documents to a previously submitted application.

Opening hours of the Service Office in Karlsruhe (Dining Hall Adenauerring, beratungsWERK):

Mon- Thu: 09.00 – 15.00
Fri: 09.00 – 14.00

Opening hours of the Service Office in Pforzheim (Dining Hall Tiefenbronner Straße):
Open only during the lecture period!

Tue, Thu: 11.00 – 13.30

HERE YOU WILL FIND THE FORMS for the BAföG application:

Bitte beachten Sie: Ausführliche Informationen zu BAföG sowie die Möglichkeit einen Online-Antrag zu stellen finden Sie auf unserer Standard-Website.

BAföG Service Office in Karlsruhe
Adenauerring 7
Foyer of the Mensa
76131 Karlsruhe

Opening hour
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Tue 12:00 - 14:00
Thu 10:00 - 12:00
(in August from 11:00 - 13:00)

BAföG Service Office in Pforzheim
Meeting room in the
Mensa Tiefenbronner Straße
(behinde chicco di caffè)
Tiefenbronner Str. 65
75175 Pforzheim

Opening hour
Tue. + Thu. 11:00 - 13:30
during the lecture period

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