Wichtig: Die App BAföGdirekt gibt es nicht mehr | Important: The BAföGdirekt app is no longer available
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Unterlagen, die über die alte App-Version hochgeladen werden, erreichen das BAföG-Amt nicht. Bitte nutzen Sie stattdessen die neue App BAföG Digital – weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.
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Documents uploaded via the old app version will not reach the BAföG office. Please use the new BAföG Digital app instead - get more information here.

Finance your studies with BAföG

What is BAföG?

BAföG (= “Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz” or Federal Education and Training Assistance Act) enables young people to choose a study programme that suits their skills and interests. BAföG funding is need-based and granted if the student’s own financial means or those of his or her parents or spouse or partner are insufficient for this purpose.

Half of the BAföG financial support is usually a grant, the remaining half an interest-free loan. A ceiling guarantees that students only need to repay a maximum of EUR 10.010 of the total loan amount.

Please note: From now on, all e-mails with any attachments addressed to the BAföG office will be automatically blocked by the system and will not reach their recipient. Data transfer via e-mail is an unsecured communication channel and poses a risk for applicants. Rejecting e-mails with attachments makes sure that nobody can steal sensitive data. Please use the online platform BAföGdigital or the BAföGdirekt app as a priority for transferring data and documents.

If you study at one of these universities, ask us about BAföG funding!  

  • University of Potsdam
  • University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
  • Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
  • University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg
  • Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
  • ESAB University of Applied Sciences for Sport & Management Potsdam
  • HMU Health and Medical University Potsdam
  • XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
  • Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane
  • Elstal Theological Seminary
  • University of Europe for Applied Sciences
  • Gisma University of Applied Sciences
  • Döpfer University of Applied Sciences
  • GU Geman University of Applied Sciences

Do you have questions about BAföG? Then you can consult us in person! Please also read our FAQ.