Financial educational support

Educational support will continue to be paid if a study course is extended beyond the maximum support period because of pregnancy or parenting a child up to the age of 5 years. This is conditional on the study program being completed during the extended period of educational support.

Important: You will not receive financial educational support (BAföG) during a leave of absence semester.

Additionally, studying parents may also be entitled to an additional child care allowance in the form of a benefit that does not have to be repaid. €113 per month will be paid for the first child and €85 per month for every additional child.

You can find further information in the leaflet on educational and pregnancy/parenting issued by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).