Basically all students with German citizenship are entitled to claim federal financial support (BAFöG) if they are under the age of 30 when they begin their course and have not already completed a programme eligible for BAFöG support. Non-German students or students over 30 may also be able to claim BAFöG in certain circumstances.

You will only receive BaföG if you have no other source of income needed for your livelihood – i.e. your own income or savings or your parents’ or partner’s income. Student support may be granted without taking account of the parents’ income in exceptional cases, if the student fulfils all the relevant conditions.

A large number of factors must be taken into account in the calculation of BAFöG claims and in deciding whether the student has a valid claim in the first place. It is too complicated to explain here in sufficient detail. But this individuality is characteristic for the BAFöG.

So before you start tearing your hair out over the massive amount of legal text, you would be well advised to take advantage of the information offered by the Amt für Ausbildungsförderung (office for student financial support). After all a personal consultation is much better than ploughing your way through acres of legalese.



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Studentenwerk Dresden

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