Applying for BAföG

Application and Other Forms

University and/or academy students who are in possession of a new identity card or electronic residence permit may fill out and send the application for BAföG funding (BAföG-Antrag) online on the site Amt 24 of the Freisaat Sachsen which provides an online fill-in helper. Thanks to electronic proof of identity these applications are also valid without signature. If you are not able to provide electronic proof of identity, the documents must be printed, signed and submitted to us also when using this procedure.

Amt für Ausbildungsförderung
Goethestraße 6
D-04109 Leipzig

You can also pick up the application and other forms on the ground floor of the BAföG office or download the pdf files from the BAföG page of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Students of secondary schools, grammar schools, technical colleges, vocational grammar schools, evening secondary schools, technical secondary schools, vocational colleges and classes of basic vocational training, please, use this link for Amt 24.

Important: After filling out the application online or filling out the PDF file, the application has to be printed out in full and signed and sent to the Department for Grants Leipzig. It is, of course, possible to submit the application in person, otherwise please use the BAföG letterbox on the ground floor of SSZ outside opening hours.

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The most common mistakes when filing an application

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Make sure that your documents are up to date. An application for BAföG funding is only complete if the submitted proof of financial status (e.g. your bank statements) is not older than 14 days from the date of receipt of the application. Documents dated after receipt of the application are also invalid.

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For questions with default answer choices, you have to chose an answer in any case.

Often, for example, yes/no questions are being overlooked. This applies particularly to Form 1. The question "Address during studies" asks whether the student lives in one household with his or her parents. Also, the yes/no question on the receipt of income during the BAföG grant period under "Information on the determination of income" is often not answered.

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A complete application requires a handwritten signature on all application forms. In addition, all declarations, certificates and the like must be signed by you.

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The § 9 BAföG certificate is not the same as the regular certificate of enrolment. Therefore, make sure that you have included the § 9 BAföG certificate in your application. You can download it from your university portal in addition to the certificate of enrolment.

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This refers to Form 1 on the section "Schulischer und beruflicher Werdegang".

An "interim period" is a period of no more than 3 months, for which no further justification is required. Any period longer than these 3 months must be further justified by you.

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Certificates must be submitted for all payments of this kind.

This includes, for example:

  •     Sickness benefit
  •     Unemployment benefit
  •     Short-time working allowance
  •     Parental allowance
  •     etc.
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Make sure you submit all pages of your parents' tax assessment notice (including official seal).

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If you are not entitled to BAföG and therefore require a notice of rejection (e.g. to present to the housing allowance office or the Job Centre), you must submit an application for this to the Department of Grants (Form 1). The application must be accompanied by the certificate § 9 BAföG and, if necessary, a short statement explaining your reasons.

More Information on BAföG

More information at a glance is available on the website of Deutsches Studentenwerk.
Additionally, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research offers comprehensive information about BAföG on this website (German).