Heating allowance for BAföG recipients to be doubled


BAföG recipients are to be supported with a heating allowance of 230€.

The planned heating allowance for BAföG recipients is to be doubled from the original 115 euros to 230 euros.

The most important facts:

  • The allowance will be doubled from the original 115 euros to 230 euros and is to be paid out only once.
  • Students who have received BAföG for at least one month between October 2021 to March 2022 and who do not live with their parents will be eligible.
  • The Bundestag has to pass the law first (probably by June 1, 2022).
  • The allowance is to be paid out to BAföG recipients automatically and without the need for an application.
  • Please note: If your contact details or bank account have changed, please contact the competent BAföG officer promptly to make sure that the allowance is credited to the correct account. Click here to find out the competent contact.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has set up an FAQ page on the topic: