Bridging assistance: processing phase started!

The bridging assistance is running: After a two-week application phase, the processing of the applications has now begun. The first payments will probably be made shortly.

Questions about the application?
If you have any questions about the application, please use the following e-mail address:

We would like to point out that the Studierendenwerk only answers questions about applications already submitted by FH and RWTH students.

Important: Questions will only be accepted via e-mail, information via telephone is not possible. The e-mails will be processed one after another. We ask for your understanding that our BAföG office cannot give any information via telephone.

General information on the approval criteria can be found in our detailed FAQ.

In the event of technical problems with the application tool at, students who still want to submit an application can use the BMBF hotline:

Telephone: 0800 26 23 003

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