Your Position:

How long will I receive BAföG?

BAföG is awarded for the standard period of study (that is the length of time that the study regulations allow for your degree program). BAföG refers to this period as the maximum grant period (German: Förderungshöchstdauer).

In certain cases, you may be eligible to receive BAföG past the maximum grant period (also see: What happens if I can’t finish my degree on time?). Ask our Student Financing Service Office or your contact person for more information about the requirements.

BAföG considers as the exact end of your aid the month in which you

  • Receive notification of the result of your successfully finished studies,
  • At the latest, however, two months after you take your last exam.