“BAföG” is short for “Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz” (Federal Education and Training Assistance Act ) and it governs the financial assistance provided by the Federal Government for training and studies. In principle, 50% of this assistance is in the form of a grant and 50% in the form of an interest-free loan. In the best case, a monthly BAföG payment of €735 is possible.

All information on BAföG and how to apply, including BaföG application forms and online procedures, can be found on the BayernPortal of the Free State of Bavaria:

BayernPortal: Educational support / application for students