Interim Financial Aid

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Interim Financial Aid for Students in Emergency Situations

Good news for students: the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) has prolonged the Interim Financial Aid until the end of September 2021 – that is for the entire summer semester! For students in need, who are evidently in an emergency situation due to the corona pandemic, this will at least provide prospects for the future and will hopefully enable many students to continue their studies.

The Interim Financial Aid is distributed by the Studentenwerke and Studierendenwerke in charge. You can apply for Interim Financial Aid at The application can only be made online.

Any questions?

You can find below the most important FAQ's about Interim Financial Aid.

We have also put together some technical information that will help you to avoid certain problems during the application process.

Should you have any further questions, please contact the Federal Ministry’s hotline for Interim Financial Aid:
Tel: 0800 26 23 003
Service hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Please note: the email address is no longer active.

We would like to ask you not to ring the Munich Student Union or the Educational Assistance Office to make enquiries so that we can fully concentrate on dealing with the applications. Thank you very much!

What other possibilities are there of financing your studies?

As a rule, half of the BAföG students receive does not have to be paid back - the other half is an interest-free loan. If you want to apply for BAföG, our General BAföG Advisory Service will be happy to help.

You can also turn to the advisors of our General and Social Advisory Service, our Scholarship Advisory Service or our Student Loan Advisory Service. Don’t hesitate to contact us! Our advisors are there for you on the phone or by email.

If you experience technical problems with the online application form please clear your browser cache (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera) and try again.

Please do not email us any documents and wait until we contact you.


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