The first application
You want to apply for BAföG for the first time?
We have put together everything you need for an application. You can submit your application via BAföG Digital or the classic paper application. If you need to apply quickly, you can use our quick application. Please only submit it if you have already started your studies or if you cannot submit the complete application in the first month of your studies.
If you don't have a study place yet, wait for the admission to the study. The location of the university decides which office is responsible for processing your application.
You will need the data when you submit your application.
It must be an account in the SEPA payment area that you can dispose of.
with the imprint "nach § 9 BAföG". You can submit this later if it has been issued by the university.
valid residence documents
For life insurance policies, we need the surrender value. The receipts must not be older than 14 days. The date of receipt of the application is decisive. In the case of real estate or motor vehicles, the current market value must be estimated on the basis of suitable documents (e.g. purchase contract). If available, debts must also be stated and substantiated.
We do not require a receipt if you still live with your parents or in their property.
Please submit if you are working alongside your studies. If you specifically plan to take a job, you must estimate your total income for the funding period - usually twelve months - and submit proof of salary. Up to 450 euros gross on a monthly average remain credit-free. This does not apply to a mandatory internship!
The most important document is the tax assessment from the year before last. If this is not yet available, the income must be made credible. If you have problems with your parents, please ask for advice on advance payments.
Sometimes the contact to the parents breaks off, but for the examination of the application you must indicate nevertheless the address for a contact. If you do not know an address, please use the form "Address of parent unknown" (We will check the information!). The address of your parents must also be determined abroad. If a parent is already deceased, please submit a copy of the death certificate.
This means possibly from their own children, as well as from other children of their parents or spouse or partner. For example, the training contract and a school or matriculation certificate are required.
You do not need a certificate if you have family insurance. You will receive this certificate from your health insurance company.
You must provide a justification if you have changed majors or dropped out more than once. A justification is also required the first time if you pursued the other education for more than two semesters. It does not matter whether the previous education was supported by BAföG.
Attention: Not every reason counts! Please be sure to inform yourself before dropping out or changing if you plan to do so after the beginning of the third semester.