As a result of the corona pandemic, many universities have moved the start of the semester in the winter semester 2020/2021 (e.g. from mid-October 2020 to early November 2020). However, the semester often officially begins earlier. This is why it is particularly important for new students to submit their BAföG initial application from the beginning of the semester (and not just at the beginning of lectures).
As of the 2020/2021 winter semester, the maximum BAföG assistance rate will increase to 861 €, the tax-free allowances will rise, and the student's own assets of 8,200 € will remain credit-free. The childcare surcharges increase from € 140 to € 150.
There are new BAföG application forms which make it easier to apply for BAföG. A colour code has been developed for better orientation, which the forms contain:
- Petrol: to be filled in by the applicant
- Red: to be completed by each parent and spouse or partner (one form per person)
- Yellow: to be filled in by the training/internship centre
You can apply for a grant anytime. Please note that the financial support can only be granted beginning from the month the application arrived or from the start of your studies at the earliest.
BAföG application ⇒ fill out online!
Please note that if you send us documents via email, these can only be accepted in a PDF format.
Send the application to:
Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main
Amt für Ausbildungsförderung
Postfach 90 04 60
60444 Frankfurt am Main
If you do not want to apply online, you can find all the forms here.
You can find information about additional necessary documents for the BAföG application here.