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One of the most frequently asked questions about the BAföG is: "Where are the limitations?" The law instead regulates allowances and does not provide a readable table. This calculator should help you to approach "the limitations" without having to answer many questions. The result is correspondingly vague. In order to have the claim assessed, an application for educational support should be submitted.

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Financial Study Assistance

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 4
Building of the Zentralmensa, level 3
37073 Göttingen

You can reach us by phone number
0551 - 39 35 134

Monday to Thursday from 09:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Fridays from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Opening hours

During the current application phase, you can reach us by telephone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

If you prefer to talk "face to face", please use the consultation hours (Terminsprechzeit on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.)

For applications and uploading documents, it is best to use the application platform:

You can also send documents by e-mail ( (PDF files only), send them by letter or post them into the house letterbox.

Your studyfinancing team