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). Note: You can apply for bridging aid online as of 16th of June 2020 on. However, for technical reasons, we will only be able to process and assess the applications and initiate payments after the 25th of June 2020. Please help us to quickly process all applications by refraining from inquiries at the student service organisations.Thank you!

Online application here:

The most important questions about bridging aid: Information from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (in German)

FAQ for Students (in German)

BMBF Bridging Aid Hotline: Phone: 0800 26 23 003

Unfortunately, our employees are currently unable to help you with specific questions about the applications. For technical reasons, we will only be able to process, check and arrange your payments from June 25th, 2020. Before that, we have no insight into your application.