Educational support: BAföG (students, pupils, trainees)

Young people who do not have sufficient financial resources can apply for BAföG.

The aim of training support under the Federal Act on Individual Support for Training (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz - BAföG) is to give young people the opportunity to complete a school or university education that corresponds to their abilities and interests, regardless of their social and economic situation.

Individual training support is granted for training commensurate with inclination, aptitude and performance if the trainee does not have the means necessary for his/her livelihood and training.

The implementation of this federal law was transferred from the state to the offices for educational support and to the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein.

Related Links

  • BMBF BAföG application forms


The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides further comprehensive information on BAföG on its website, in particular on the funding requirements, the additional benefits in cases of hardship (according to § 14a BAföG) as well as additional benefits for trainees with children (childcare supplement, according to § 14b BAföG) and the responsible offices for educational support.

  • BMBF-BAföG

Federal Act on Individual Promotion of Training (Federal Training Assistance Act - BAföG)

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  • BAföG

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