The interim financial aid for students in pandemic-related emergencies has ended on schedule as of September 30, 2021. See the press release dated Aug. 25, 2021.
Submitting new applications is no longer available. Students who have submitted an application by the 30th of September 2021 can continue to view it at least the end of October 2021. The student service organisations will process all applications received by Sept. 30, 2021!
Early in the coronavirus crisis, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched a programme to help students facing financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic. More than 100,000 students have since received interim financial aid (Überbrückungshilfe) under that programme, many of them for several months. In the past few months, the job market for students has recovered noticeably, and the number of applications for interim financial aid keeps going down. This is why the BMBF and Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW) have agreed that the financial aid programme will end as planned on 30 September 2021.
Read the press release issued by the BMBF and the DSW (available in German only).
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has provided more funds to help students who can demonstrate an acute financial need caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible students can receive financial aid under the Ministry’s interim financial aid (Überbrückungshilfe) programme until end of September 2021. Award decisions will be made by the competent local Studentenwerk institutions.
Important information: Applications must be submitted online.
Please submit your application via the www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de website.
If you already received financial aid under the programme in the summer of 2020, you can use your old log in details. Be aware, however, that you will need to upload an enrolment certificate (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung, Studienbescheinigung) for the current semester!
For specific questions about your application, please contact your local Studentenwerk institution.
More information: answers to frequently asked questionsabout the interim financial aid programme
Please note: Please only email us at ueberbrueckungshilfe(at)studentenwerk-wuerzburg(dot)de if your application is complete.
If you need help with technical issues, please contact the BMBF’s hotline!
Points to remember when you contact us by email:
- Please do not forget to indicate your ID when you email us.
- Please do not email us any documents.You must upload your documents to the application portal.
The BMBF’s hotline for questions about the interim financial aid programme
Phone: 0800 26 23 003
The hotline is available
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
You can log in to the web portal at www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de at any time to check the status of your application.
After an application has been accepted, payments will be arranged for automatically on Monday and Thursday of each week.
Press release of DSW from 01.04.2021 "Das Wichtigste zur Überbrückungshilfe" (available in German only)
Official press release from BMBF and DSW from 19.03.2021: "BMBF verlängert Zuschuss für Studierende in Notlagen. BMBF und Studierendenwerke vereinbaren nahtlose Fortsetzung im Sommersemester 2021" (available in German only)
Press release of DSW from 12.01.2021 "Guter Bearbeitungsstand bei der Überbrückungshilfe für Studierende" (available in German only)
Official press release of BMBF, KfW and DSW from 20.11.2020 (available in German only)
Official press release of BMBF and DSW from 19.03.2021 "BMBF verlängert Zuschuss für Studierende in Notlagen. BMBF und Studierendenwerke vereinbaren nahtlose Fortsetzung im Sommersemester 2021" (available in German only)