Many students have not yet applied for the 200-euro one-off payment for students (Einmalzahlung 200, Energiepauschale). The reason often given is that the application process was too time-consuming or simply not possible. On March 15, 2023, the TU Berlin sent PINs to all eligible students, which make it much easier to apply for 200-euro one-off payment for students.
It is now possible to apply without online ID (Online-Funktion Personalausweis) or Elster certificate.
The application usually takes under 10 minutes. The money will be transferred to your account within 3 days.
You can only apply for the 200-euro one-off payment for students (Einmalzahlung 200, Energiepauschale) until October 2, 2023. The original deadline, September 30, 2023, has been extended by 2 days.
The PIN emails were sent from
firstname.lastname@example.org around March 15, 2023. They have the subject line
Einmalzahlung Energiekosten | one-off-payment energy costs
Einmalzahlung Energiekosten | one-off-payment energy costs (2).
llustrated instructions on how to apply are available from the TU Berlin Family Office (only in German, but the images look nearly the same in the translated versions of the websites):
If you have not received the PINs but are eligible to apply, please contact the Office of Student Affairs. You are eligible to apply if you were matriculated at a higher education institution in Germany on 1 December 2022 and have a domicile or habitual residence in Germany.