Corona pandemic: bridging aid for students in financial emergency

The bridging aid for students in pandemic-related emergencies will expire as scheduled on 30 September 2021. See also the press release of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research dated 25.08.2021.

It is no longer possible to apply after 30.9.2021. Students who have submitted an application here by 30.9.2021 can continue to view it here until at least the end of October 2021. The Studenten- und Studierendenwerke will process all applications received by 30.9.2021!

Please note that it is still possible to apply for support through our specially set up Corona Emergency Aid Fund.

>>>More info on the Corona Emergency Aid of the Studierendenwerk<<<


The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) supports students who are in a proven and current financial emergency due to the corona pandemic. Again, emergency grants are available for the months from November 2020 until September 2021. The grants are allocated through the network of the local student service organisations – the Studentenwerke (STW).

Start your online application here:

Important information about the interim financial aid: CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE NEW FAQ

Technial Information: Click here to view the technical Information (PDF-Document)

Who is responsible for what? Click here to see a flow chart

BMBF-Hotline on interim financial aid:
Telephone:          0800 26 23 003 (call-free number from Germany)
E-Mail:                ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende(at)bmbf.bund(dot)de