Dear students, please be aware:
From the winter semester, more students will receive more BAföG funding.
But what exactly does BAföG mean?
BAföG (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz) is a type of governmental funding for students. It is a combination of federal grants and interest-free loans.
In 2016 the BAföG rate as well as the allowed income rate of parents will rise by 7%. Due to the new maximum monthly rate of €735.00, students have more money for rent, food and learning materials. Moreover, the allowed income rate of parents is higher. This means that students still qualify for BAföG funding even if their parents earn up to 7% more money a year.
Therefore, there will be more money available for more students from the beginning of autumn.
Apply now for BAföG funding at the BAföG office here in Freiburg.
BAföG (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz) enables young people to finance their studies, if they or their family are not in the financial position to do this. The amount of BAföG awarded depends on the personal asset and income of the student, as well as the income of the parent or their marriage or life partner. The maximum amount of BAföG that can be awarded is currently € 735 per month.
Many students do not even know that they are eligible for BAföG funding. Even if you only receive a small amount of funding, there are many additional advantages of receiving BAföG. For example, you are not obliged to pay broadcasting fees.
We can help you: The BAföG department of the SWFR has lots of information about BAföG. They are also happy to help with any difficulties that may arise when filling in the application.