Frequently asked questions

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This page shows answers to frequently asked questions. Please feel free to come to see us in order to get more information. You'll find your contact person on our team page or on the sidebar on the right.

  • 1. Who is entitled to funding according to the BAföG?

    [According to the BAföG, both German and foreign students are entitled to funding.        

    As a general rule, the BAföG stipulates that funding can be provided to cover the costs of a student’s first course of study (Bachelor’s degree) if they start the course before they turn 31, as well as to cover a Master’s degree if the student starts the course before they turn 36.

  • 2. How do I apply?

    Applications should be made using the official forms which can be found on Alternatively, you can pick up a form from the Office for Educational Support.

    Completed forms should be submitted to the Office for Educational Support, along with any supporting documents. There are several ways to do this: in person during office hours, by post, via email by attaching a signed PDF file, or via DE mail (German government communication system) addressed to the relevant Office for Educational Support).

  • 3. Where do I submit the application?

    The application should be submitted to the Office for Educational Support at the college/university where the student would like to study.

    Hochschule Worms students should submit their application to the

    Hochschule Worms
    Office for Educational Support
    Erenburgerstraße 19
    67549 Worms, Germany

  • 4. How long does it take for applications to be processed?

    After the application has been submitted in full, it can take between one and two months to be processed.

    If the application is not complete, the Office for Educational Support will send either a letter or email to request any missing documents. These must be provided within the time frame specified.

  • 5. What is an entitlement period? How long does it last?

    An entitlement period (German: Bewilligungszeitraum (BWZ)) is the time for which you will receive funding. This period generally spans two semesters, or 12 months, after which a new funding application must be made.

    For example:

    If an application is made for the 2018 summer semester, the entitlement period will run from 03/2018 to 02/2019

  • 6. When should I make an application?

    Initial applications can be made as soon as the student has been accepted into the college/university. Funding will be issued from the month lectures start, or when the Office for Educational Support have accepted the application

    Repeat/renewal applications should be made two to three months before the entitlement period in course ends. In this way, it can be ensured that funding will continue to be provided.

    For example:

    If the entitlement period ends in March 2018, a repeat application be submitted in January 2018.

  • 7. How much can I receive?

    The base rate for students who live at home is €451.00.

    The base rate for students who have moved out of home is €649.00.

    If students must pay contributions to health and long-term care insurance, they can receive subsidies amounting to €71.00 for health insurance and €15.00 for long-term care insurance.

    Students can also receive a childcare allowance of €130.00 for each one of their own children under 10 years of age living in the same household.

  • 8. Who is the advisor responsible for my application? How can I contact them?

    All information concerning the advisor responsible for your case, including address, office opening hours, consultation hours etc. can be found on the HS Worms homepage by clicking on BAföG Office - Team.