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BAföG-Service-Zentrum (BSZ)

Aufgrund des Bearbeitungsstaus bei der Antragsbearbeitung können derzeit keine Beratungstermine im BSZ vergeben werden. Sie können Ihr zuständiges Sachbearbeiterteam weiterhin zu den Telefonsprechzeiten Di, Mi, Do 9.00 bis 11.00 Uhr erreichen.

Wärmefonds – heating fund

The Wärmefonds advisory service of the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband in Leopoldstr. 15, 80802 München is currently not available.

BAföGdigital App

The new BAföGdigital App is now available in App Store and Play Store. The BAföGdirekt App is no longer active.

The BAföGdigital App includes the new “BAföG-Rechner”, which can calculate the amount of BAföG you will presumably receive. You can also find the tool at www.bafoeg-digital.de.

27 February 2024

Wärmefonds – Penny and Müller vouchers worth €25 each

 

Starting Monday, 2 October 2023, people who apply for the Wärmefonds [heating fund] from 2 October 2023 onwards and are entitled to receive support from the Wärmefonds can receive Penny and Müller vouchers worth €25 each. There is only a limited number of vouchers available.

Every person can receive 2 vouchers worth a total of €50. For a two-person household 4 vouchers worth a total of €100 can be handed out. Families with 1 child can also receive 4 vouchers worth a total of €100. Families with 2 or more children can receive 6 vouchers worth a total of €150. 

The vouchers can only be handed out personally and can be applied for in Leopoldstr. 15, 80802 München, ground floor, room 016 with the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband, provided the Wärmefonds application was/is also made with the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband in Leopoldstr. 15 in Munich. The office hours of the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband in Leopoldstr. 15, 80802 München, are: Mon from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tues from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. as well as Thurs from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. 

Students who can prove they receive BAföG and have their own household are among the people who are entitled to Wärmefonds support.

Further information, also on other groups of people entitled to the Wärmefonds, can be found at: https://www.waermefonds.de/english.

Please note that neither the SWM-Wärmefonds nor the above-mentioned vouchers can be applied for with the Educational Assistance Office.

 

New phone numbers in the BAföG Office

From 4 July 2023 onwards, our staff members dealing with applications can be reached under new phone numbers. From then on, there will only be one phone number for every team and you will automatically be connected with the next free staff member.

phone number Team 1: 089 38196-1001

phone number Team 2: 089 38196-1002

phone number Team 3: 089 38196-1003

phone number Team 4: 089 38196-1004

1 July 2023

One-Off 200-Euro Payment

 

From now on, the application portal www.einmalzahlung200.de is available.

All students studying at universities or professional schools who were enrolled in Germany on 1 December 2022, are to receive an energy premium as a one-off payment amounting to €200. In order to be entitled to the payment, your place of residence or habitual residence on that date needs to have been somewhere in Germany.

More information on the one-off payment can be found at

https://www.bmbf.de/bmbf/shareddocs/faq/200-euro-einmalzahlung-fuer-studierende.html

If you have any questions on receiving your access code, please get in touch with your university.

15 March 2023

Wärmefonds – heating fund

From now on, there will be a Wärmefonds Office of the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband in Leopoldstr. 15, room 016, for handing in applications for the Wärmefonds of the Stadtwerke München.

The opening hours of the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband in Leopoldstr. 15 for handing in applications can be found at: www.waermefonds.de/english/contact-points

Students who live in Munich and can prove they receive BAföG and have their own household can apply for the Wärmefonds.

Further information can be found at www.waermefonds.de/english.

Please note that it is not possible to apply for the SWM-Wärmefonds with the Educational Assistance Office.

12 May 2023

Heizkostenzuschuss 2 – 2nd heating cost subsidy

The law on the second heating cost subsidy came into force on 16 November 2022. The second heating cost subsidy amounts to €345.00. You are only entitled to the 2nd heating cost subsidy if you received your support for at least one month between September and December 2022. Otherwise, the same regulations apply as with the first heating cost subsidy.

The “Heizkostenzuschuss 2” will be paid on 28 March 2023. If your BAföG for the months September 2022 to December 2022 has not yet been approved on 28 March 2023, the heating cost subsidy will be paid after your BAföG has been approved.

26 April 2023

Heizkostenzuschuss 1 – 1st heating cost subsidy

We are happy to inform you that the date for the payment of the heating cost subsidy is now fixed. The 230 euros will be paid onto the accounts of BAföG recipients on 4 October 2022.

The German Bundestag agreed on a one-off subsidy for heating costs in March 2022, for all citizens who receive housing benefit. BAföG recipients are also entitled to the subsidy, amounting to 230 euros, if they received BAföG for at least one month between 1st October 2021 and 31st March 2022 and do not live with their parents. The subsidy for heating costs did not have to be applied for; it will now be paid out automatically.

More information (in German) can be found in the following legislation: http://ow.ly/pgVj50JbWOJ

BAföG Reform 2022

On 23 June 2022, the changes in BAföG for autumn 2022 were passed and will come into effect on 1 August 2022 (in the case of initial applications) or 1 October 2022 (in the case of follow-up applications).

What changes will there be when the 27th BAföG amendment comes into effect?

  • increase of the maximum amount of income not taken into consideration (of parents) by 20.75%!
  • increase of the maximum amount of income of students not taken into consideration (up to now €450/month)
    • “Minijob” up to €520/month not deducted
  • increase of the maximum amount of assets not taken into consideration (up to now €8,200)
    • under 30 years of age €15,000
    • above 30 years of age €45,000
  • increase of the amount of BAföG by an average of 5.75 %
  • increase of the “Kinderbetreuungszuschlag” (additional child benefit) from €150 to €160/month.
  • raising the BAföG age limit to starting your studies under 45 years of age
    • up to now: starting a Bachelor’s degree under 30 and a Master’s degree under 35 years of age

More detailed information on the changes can be found here.

27 June 2022

Digital BAföG Application

Dear students!

The new digital BAföG application is now available for all students in Bavaria. More information can be found in our German press release.

BAföGdigital makes it possible for us to deal with your application as quickly as possible. Please also make sure to upload the full application forms.

Applying via other online portals or email will lead to a delay in your application being dealt with.

New BAföG Forms 2020

Dear students!

From mid-September 2020 onwards, new BAföG forms will be available. The forms have been updated with regard to design as well as content. A special innovation is the Form 09, which has not existed so far.

It will now be possible to make your second BAföG application with only one single A4 page!
Your parents, however, will still have to fill in the Forms 03.

The simplified version can be chosen if there haven’t been any changes with regard to the applicant’s income and assets.

The new forms do not only have a more modern design, but have also been altered so as to make them easier to comprehend. Unnecessary parts have been removed and the text has been revised.

31 August 2020

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