Grants for students in acute need can be applied for

From Tuesday, 16 June 2020, students who are in particularly acute need and directly dependent on help as a result of the corona pandemic can apply for bridging aid in the form of a non-repayable grant from their Studenten- bzw. Studierendenwerk.

Corona aids for students

Students can now apply for financial support (picture: Benz/TUM).

Students in acute emergencies can apply for the bridging allowance from Tuesday, 16 June at 12 noon using a uniform online tool that is accessible nationwide. The German National Association for Student Affairs - DSW
as the umbrella organisation of the German Studentenwerke, has created its own portal for this purpose:

Eligible to apply are students from Germany and abroad who are enrolled at state and state-recognized universities in Germany. The number of semesters or age are not grounds for exclusion. The decisive factor is the proven acute pandemic emergency.
Not eligible to apply are students at universities of applied sciences for administration or universities of the armed forces, students in part-time studies or dual studies, guest students and students at universities not recognized by the state.
Via the portal, students' applications are automatically forwarded to the student or student services organisation responsible for them. From 25 June 2020, applications will be processed and paid out by the 57 Studenten- und Studierendenwerke organised in the DSW.
Depending on proven need, between 100 euros and 500 euros can be paid as a non-repayable grant. The bridging allowance can be applied for in June, July and August 2020. The account balance on the day before the application is submitted is decisive. For example, if you still have 200 euros in your account, you can receive 300 euros in bridging assistance for the month in which you apply.

More information can be found in the joint press release of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW).
Online application from Tuesday, 16.6.2020, 12 noon
BMBF hotline for bridging assistance:
Phone: 0800 26 23 003
E-mail: ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende[at]
Answers to the most important questions:

Susanne Neumann
Press and Public Relations
TUM School of Life Sciences
e-mail: susanne.neumann[at]
phone: +49 8161.71.3207

Press contact Studentenwerk:
Stefan Grob
Head of Press unit
e-mail: stefan.grob[at]
phone: +49 30 29 77 27 20