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BMBF-Interim financial aid - submit application by September 30!

Published on Tuesday, 1.9.2020

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).

The grant can be applied online up to a maximum of 500 euros also for September 2020.
Attention: Please do not submit the September application until the August application has been completed!

Therefore, when you apply, please remember to read the FAQ carefully, follow the instructions in the application tool and explain your predicament in a comprehensible manner.
The most common reasons for rejection have so far been lack of evidence of an acute pandemic emergency within the meaning of the directive, documents that have not been submitted despite requests for additional information, or an excessive account balance.


  • which income/support has actually been lost or has decreased
  • indicate this on the bank statements if possible
  • if necessary, tell us the names of your parents or family members 
  • give a short statement that the termination/reduction of employment was due to the pandemic

Online application here: 

The most important questions about bridging aid: FAQs
BMBF Bridging Aid Hotline:
Phone: 0800 26 23 003

General help for filling out the application:

Filling out help for login and follow-up application: