Federal government provides bridging aids for students in need

Corona Pandemic: Bridging aid for students in emergency situations

From April 2021 to September 2021, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will once again help students with grants who can show to be in acute emergency due to the corona pandemic. The grants are awarded by the Studierendenwerke/Studentenwerke.

Attention: The bridging allowance can only be requested online from Thursday, April 1, 2021, on. (10.00 am).

Online application here: https://www.überbrückungshilfe-studierende.de/

The most important questions about the bridging aid: FAQ's english

Technical advice application


Flowchart: The bridging aid process

Please direct individual questions about your application to your local Studierendenwerk/Studentenwerk.

Contact & Help


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Phone: 0800 26 23 003