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Do I have to apply for BAföG more than once?

Don’t forget that BAföG is usually awarded for a period of 12 months only! After the grant period, you’ll need to file a so-called renewal application. For example, if your studies take 5 years, you will file a first-time application for the first year of your studies and a renewal application for each subsequent year – a total of five applications.

  • As with the first-time application, each renewal application should be filed two months before the preceding 12-month grant period elapses, if possible;
  • But at the latest no later than the end of the first month after the 12-month grant period ends.