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bridging aid for students

Bridging aid goes on until September 21!

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is further helping students who are demonstrably in a financial or economic emergency situation owing to the corona pandemic, paid out via the student service organisations – the Studierenden- or Studentenwerk (STW).


The application is again made via the nationwide, established platform www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de 


Attention: So that your application can be processed more quickly, please read the  guidelines! 


Pleasenote the information on providing evidence of a pandemic-related emergency (self-declaration).

The documents should come from the two months prior to the application.

Important: You can`t use your arguments from the spring application 1:1 for the new one. We have briefly summarized the most common errors in the applications here


You can find helpful FAQs here: https://www.bmbf.de/de/wissenswertes-zur-ueberbrueckungshilfe-fuer-studierende-11509.html or at www.studentenwerke.de/de/content/ueberbrueckungshilfe-fuer-studierende 

 BMBF Bridging Aid Hotline: Tel.: 0800 26 23 003

Email: ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende@bmbf.bund.de





Students (including international students) can receive bridging assistance from their Saarland universities. The universities pay out up to 300 euros per person. Those who receive this bridging aid from the university do not receive bridging aid from the BMBF in parallel (see guideline point 5.4.4 or FAQs point 29).