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Bridging assistance for students in need: Apply for bridging assistance today!

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides bridging assistance for students who are in acute need due to the corona pandemic.

The Studentenwerk Göttingen has a total of 1.28 million euros from the BMBF's programme for students at Göttingen universities.

If you are studying in Göttingen, are in an acute pandemic-related emergency situation and need financial help, you can apply online for bridging assistance starting today.

Before you fill out the application, please read the FAQs on bridging assistance and the technical advice regarding the online application carefully. Or watch the explanatory video of the BMBF.

Click here for the online application:


The bridging assistance will support you in the months of June, July and August 2020 with up to 500 euros each, as long as your financial distress persists. The amount of the assistance depends on your account balance at the time of application.

The processing of your application and the payment of the bridging assistance will take place from June 25, 2020 onwards. Only then will the processing tool for the Studentenwerk Göttingen be activated.

If you have questions about the application process or complaints, please contact:
e-mail: ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende(at)

In case of technical problems with the application, please contact the BMBF hotline:
telephone: 0800 26 23 003
e-mail: ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende(at)

You can also contact us with your questions:
e-mail: nothilfe(at)

FAQs Bridging Assistance

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions about bridging assistance for you:

technical advice for online application

Here you will find important technical information for the online application: