24 Nov

Newest law impact in times of Corona on your BAföG

On 28.09.2020 the Berlin Senate passed the long-discussed “Gesetz zur Abmilderung der Folgen der COVID-19-Pandemie im Bereich des Hochschulrechts”. Here we have compiled more detailed information about this. This article focuses on the (expected) impact on your BAföG or the “Leistungsnachweis” after the 4th Bachelor’s semester. As AStA, we find it frustrating that for months […]

18 Sep

Decided: extended “individual standard period of study” ( verlängerte “individuelle Regelstudienzeit”) for BAföG during Corona + “free trial” (“Freiversuch”) in exams

Yesterday on September 17, 2020, the Berlin University Act was amended and the “individual standard period of study” (“Förderungshöchstdauer”) was extended by one semester. That means you will get BAföG one semester longer, regardless of whether you are already in a “funding over the maximum funding period” (“Förderungs über die Förderungshöchstdauer hinaus”). The only important […]

12 Jun

Application for technical fund from Studierendenwerk

The technical fund from the Studierendenwerk can be applied since the 14.05. The motto is “first come, first served”, students can apply between 200 – 500 €, as long as the money lasts! We do not comment on this and just provide you the link. https://www.stw.berlin/unternehmen/themen/antrag-technikfonds.html Your social counselling