BAföG outside of Germany

Is it possible to benefit from BAföG during your stay abroad?

Even if you do not receive domestic BAföG, you can co-finance your internship abroad with the help of foreign BAföG under certain conditions. This requires an internship duration of at least 12 weeks. In addition, the tasks and objectives of your internship must be related to your field of study.

It is ideal to submit the application 4-6 months before starting the internship, but your application might be accepted one month before the start of the internship.

Please note:

  • You do not have to wait for the approval of the host institution before submitting your application.
  • During your stay abroad, tuition fees, travel expenses, additional health insurance costs and higher living costs (outside the EU) are paid additionally to the BAföG domestic rate. Compensation for mandatory internships will be fully covered, while Erasmus+ grants in excess of EUR 300 will be deducted from the BAföG benefit.

You can find more information about scholarships and funding here.