Bridging Assistance for Students in Pandemic Related Emergency Situations


The BMBF has extended the bridging assistance for students in pandemic emergency situations until September 2020.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing a total of 100 million euros in subsidies to help students who are in acute difficulties due to the Corona pandemic and is defining the guidelines for the conditions for funding. This support has now been extended. Students in emergency situations resulting from the pandemic can now also apply for a subsidy  from the Studierendenwerke for September.

The bridging assistance is intended to help those students who are in a emergency situation caused by the pandemic, are in immediate need of financial assistance and unable to benefit from other forms of support.

The bridging assistance can be applied for online since June 2020. The student service organisation responsible processes the applications and induces the concluding payments. The project as a whole poses an enormous technical and organisational challenge for all of us, which needs to be dealt with on short notice. We are doing our utmost to make sure that the students will receive their bridging assistance.

We kindly ask fou you to be patient and refrain from making any requests until then, thank you!

BMBF hotline for bridging assistance:
Phone: +49 800 26 23 003

Because of the many questions that arose the application process, we have compiled the most important answers and technical information here