Corona pandemic:

Bridging aid for students in emergency situations


The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is again helping students who are demonstrably in a financial or economic emergency situation owing to the corona pandemic with grants from November 2020 to March 2021. They are paid out via the student service organisations – the Studierenden- or Studentenwerk (STW).

Please note: Applications for the bridging grant can only be submitted online!

Please first study the FAQs of the Deutsches Studentenwerk (!) and the technical information (!) listed below carefully and completely, and follow them point by point when applying for a job!

Above all, please note that your application cannot be changed after it has been sent. Changes/additions are only possible until the application has been sent. At no time does the Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main have the possibility to actively intervene in the application and insert files - for example, due to requests for additions by e-mail or telephone. Only complete and formally correct applications can therefore be examined.

The most important questions about bridging aid:
► Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW)

BMBF Bridging Aid Hotline:
Phone:     0800 26 23 003
Email:      ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende(at)