Financial Support Programme for Students

BaföG (Federal Education and Training Assistance Act):

  1. Continued financial support for the next semester can only be guaranteed if a certificate of matriculation and the required ‘Leistungsnachweise’  (certificates of academic achievement) are presented to the appropriate ‘Studentenwerk’ office responsible for student financial support by 31st of July at the latest (for funding in the winter semester) and the 31st of January (for funding in the summer semester).
  2. First-time applications for ‘Bafög’ support should be presented, together with the appropriate documents, to the appropriate Studentenwerk office by 31st October at the latest (for funding in the winter semester) or 30th April (for funding in the summer semester).
  3. Applications for continued financial support for the next calendar year, together with the necessary documents, normally have to be handed in to the ‘Studentenwerk’ office responsible for student financial support by the end of the full term (i.e. before the start of the examination period) in summer. If a first-time request for funding is made at the beginning of the winter semester, it is not necessary to make another request for the following term.  

Student Services Gießen*
Außenstelle Fulda
Daimler-Benz-Straße 5e
36039 Fulda
Tel.: 06 61 / 6 90 31
Fax: 06 61 / 60 78 26
Office Opening Hours: Mon. - Thur. 9.00 a.m.- 3.00 p.m., Fr. 9.00 a.m.- 2.30 p.m.

‘Das Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz’  (German law relating to financial support for those in education)