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Application for the KfW Student Loan only until 15.02.2021!

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BMBF Bridging Aid for Students in Financial Emergency Situations starts again

The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) supports students who are in a proven and current financial emergency due to the corona pandemic.

Again, emergency grants are available for the months from November 2020 until March 2021. The grants are allocated through the network of the local student service organisations – the Studentenwerke

Applications for the bridging aid can be submitted again from 20 November 2020, exclusively online.


Online application

The Studierendenwerk Hamburg is the point of contact for students enrolled at state and state-recognised universities in Hamburg. 

Both domestic and foreign students who are enrolled at state and state-recognised higher education institutions in Germany can apply for the bridging aid. Students who are already drawing a loan, scholarship or similar in the month of reference can still receive a bridging aid in the event of financial hardship in accordance with the funding guidelines. Depending on proven need, between 100 and 500 euros can be paid as a non-repayable grant. 


Start your online application here.

  • The guidelines can be found here 
    (to be found at the bottom of the page – check box 'data protection information and guidelines').
  • Technical notes
  • Important information about the bridging aid (FAQ) here


BMBF hotline for bridging aid: 

Phone: 0800 26 23 003
Service hours of the hotline:
Tue - Thu  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri            8 a.m. - 12 p.m.



If you have any questions after completing the application and sending the contract, you can contact the following email: ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de.

If you are in financial distress, you can also contact our Counselling Centre for Study Financing.


  • BeSt – Counselling Centre for Course Financing

    BeSt – Counselling Centre for Course Financing

    Get studying! The BeSt offers advice on all major course financing instruments: BAföG (German law on higher education grants), scholarships, education loans, student loans, other loans.

  • BeSI – Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs

    BeSI - Beratungszentrum Soziales & Internationales

    Confidential and free counselling for social, personal and financial matters