BAföG is the abbreviation for Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz, or Federal Training Assistance Act, which provides state funding for school pupils and students to pursue education and training. The stated aim of BAföG is to enable young people to take up education or training, even where their individual social and economic circumstances might not allow it.

Non-Germans are also entitled to BAföG payments. As a rule, foreigners who have prospects of remaining in Germany and are already integrated in society are entitled to support. As the legal regulations are very complex, it is advisable to contact the appropriate educational assistance office at an early stage.

For further information, please visit the websites of the Higher Education Compass (Hochschulkompass) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesminsterium für Bildung und Forschung).

The Student Services for International Admissions can assist you with any inqueries you may have.

Student Services-International Admissions
Johannes Gutenberg University
55099 Mainz
Phone +49 6131 39-22122