Frequently asked questions about BAföG (FAQ)

It pays to apply!

It is especially important for first-year students to submit their initial BAföG application as early as possible so that they can also receive funding from the beginning of the semester.

Therefore, our advice to first-year students: Do not apply for BAföG only at the beginning of the courses!


The 27th amendment to the BAföG law will come into effect on 01.08.2022. Among other things, we will receive some changes to the maximum funding rate, the allowances for parental income, own assets and the age at the start of studies. More here.


The Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) has been opening up educational opportunities for young people since 1971. BAföG supports students in pursuing studies that match their aptitudes and interests, depending on their family's financial situation.

BAföG - Short information of the German Student Union

BAföG - Information from the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art

BAföG - Compact information on educational funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research


The Studierendenwerk Darmstadt is responsible for the

The Studierendenwerk Darmstadt does not process Schüler-BAföG! Please direct inquiries to the responsible offices for educational assistance in the districts and cities. (e.g. Darmstadt district: or Darmstadt city



Please email your request to the Student Finance Department or directly to your Administrator.



Study Financing

Mensa Lichtwiese

Alarich-Weiss-Str. 3
64287 Darmstadt


Fax (06151)-96994337

Studierendenwerk Darmstadt
Postfach 10 13 21
64213 Darmstadt



Neue BAföG-App hilft bei der Antragstellung

Neue BAföG-App hilft bei der Antragstellung