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

The Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe is not responisble for applications to support professional advancement training.

Important information at a glance:


Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe AöR
Amt für Ausbildungsförderung

Adenauerring 7
76131 Karlsruhe

Central telephone: 0721 / 6909 – 177
Telephone hours:
Mon and Wen: 09.00 – 15.00
Fri: 09.00 – 12.00


You can find your personal consultant here:

HERE YOU WILL FIND THE FORMS for the BAföG application:


We do not offer personal consultations until further notice due to corona. Please use the given telephone office hours or the email address for communication.