26. May 2020
BAföG will be increase even further in winter semester 2020/21. If you do not want to wait for your BAföG in autumn, it is best to submit a follow-up application now!
Last year there was a considerable increase in BAföG. This autumn, BAföG will increase even further. The maximum BAföG rate increases to 752 EUR for students under 25, to 861 EUR for students under 30 and to 941 EUR for students over 30 in winter semester 2020/21. Also the parents' income allowances will be increased. Parents are allowed to have a 10 % higher income in comparison to winter semester 18/19 before it is credited against BAföG benefits. Those who have so far not been granted BAföG, or have received only small amounts of BAföG, thus have a significantly higher chance of receiving (more) financial support. You can find all details on our website. Submit your follow-up application now!
To avoid long waiting periods in autumn, you can submit your follow-up application already now! Since the current approval period will end in September 2020, the complete follow-up application must be submitted to the Department for Grants by July 2020 at the latest. This way you can avoid gaps in funding for the 2020/21 winter semester. Please use the online application form to fill in your BAföG application. You will also find useful tips and information there. This helps you to hand in complete information and to avoid errors. Students who have an identity card with an eID function can also submit the BAföG application online. Students who do not have a new identity card can save the application as a PDF file, print it out, sign it and then send it to the Department for Grants at the Studentenwerk Leipzig.
Please note: Until further notice, the Department for Grants can only be contacted by telephone and during office hours on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 5.00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.. Please contact your responsible counsellor directly. Requests and applications (signed and scanned) are currently also accepted by e-mail.