Educational Support Approval

Educational support under the BAföG enables young people to complete a school or university education that corresponds to their abilities and interests, regardless of their social and economic situation.

You can receive educational support if you as a pupil or as a student are otherwise unable to raise the necessary funds for your livelihood and education.

  • formal application
  • School certificate, certificate of enrolment or proof of the internship
  • Proof of income of the parents and, if applicable, of the spouse or partner
  • Tax assessment from the penultimate calendar year
    if there is no tax assessment:
    • Printout of the electronic income tax certificate from the penultimate calendar year
    • if applicable, certificate from the responsible tax office on the tax-free annual income from the penultimate calendar year

The competent authority will inform you if further documents are required.

Rhineland-Palatinate offers you the opportunity to complete your application online. All you have to do is print out the forms, sign them and then send them to the responsible authority. After completing the application forms, you will receive an overview of documents that you must submit additionally. If proof is still missing, these will be requested by the responsible authority from you.

The required forms are also available from the Offices for Educational Support and can also be printed on the BMBF website.

Related Links

  • Application forms BAföG
  • BAföG application


General requirements:

  • German citizen
  • foreign citizen depending on residence status
  • maximum 29 or 34 years old, exceptions allowed
  • Your own income and assets as well as the income of your parents and, if applicable, your spouse or registered partner are not sufficient to finance your education.


BAföG hotline: +49 800 223-6341 (free of charge)

  • Information on BAföG on the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Current requirement rates

Related Links

  • § 2 Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG)
  • § 5 Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG)
  • § 7 Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG)

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