BMBF starts bridging assistance

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Starting on Tuesday, students who are in particularly dire need and are directly dependent on help as a result of the Corona pandemic can apply for bridging assistance in the form of a non-repayable grant from their Studenten- or Studierendenwerk. The application can then be made online at

With a non-repayable grant, we support students in acute emergency situations caused by a pandemic. Applications can be made online, starting this Tuesday. The BMBF has provided €100 million for this purpose. The applications will be reviewed and processed, at the Studenten and Studierendenwerke.

Grants of up to €500 each can be applied for online in June, July and August 2020. All students at state and state-qualified universities are eligible to apply, from Germany and abroad, regardless of age or number of Semesters.

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