Here we help you through the jungle of forms and show you what you need for each application.
You already know almost everything that is asked for. You only have to look up your bank details, tax ID which is on the child benefit statement (so ask your parents) and "assets" (see below). If a question does not apply to you at all, simply draw a line in the gap.
Download | Form 1 - Formblatt 1 (PDF)
New and practical: Only fill in one page, without verifications.
Download | Form 9
Have you received a Certificate of Enrolment from your university (usually online) on which the standard period of study can be seen? We need this.
The term "assets" includes all amounts you have in accounts, savings books, securities, etc. (including negative values). Also include the current value of your car or motorcycle but only if YOU are the registered owner (value can be determined using the website DAT – die Brancheninstitution). Proof must be dated less than 14 days before your application date!
If you do not live at home (or in a flat owned by your parents), you should submit a copy of your rental agreement/sublet agreement (only the most relevant pages!) or the certificate of transfer of ownership.
If your health is independently insured (i.e. not through your family) or privately insured, request a proof of insurance from your health insurance company and send it to us.
For many courses of study, the proof of performance is your transcript. Enquire at the examination office (Prüfungsamt) early enough to see how many points you should have for your major after the 4th semester. For some courses of study (e.g. law, medicine, music) Form 5 is required. In order for it to be valid it must be issued and stamped by the examination office! If you do not achieve the required score, come to our office, we will advise you.
Download | Form 5 / Formblatt 5 (PDF)
This is to be filled in by each parent (natural or adoptive) but NOT from stepparents! The general questions on page 1 refer to the current situation, the questions on income (from page 2) refer to the year before last.
Download | Form 3 / Formblatt 3 (PDF)
Submit Form 3 to show proof of income from both parents for the year before last, usually their income tax assessment. Those who do not pay tax must submit the income tax assessment or the pay slip from December of the year before last. An income statement can also be a pension statement, an unemployment benefit statement (ALG I/ ALG II) or a mini-job statement. If you do not have the tax assessment from the year before last, use this form - Students have to sign on page 2!
Proof of having siblings 16 or older is required in order to be able to deduct substantial amounts from your parents' income. Proof can come from their school, gap year program, university, training centre, employment office or whatever corresponds to the current status of the sibling.
Form 3 (pdf)
The general questions on page 1 refer to the current situation, the questions on income (from page 2) refer to the year before last. Download | Form 3 / Formblatt 3 (PDF)
Spousal proof of income - Spouse to complete for each new application
Your spouse must submit proof of income for the year before last on form 3, which is usually from the income tax assessment. If you do not pay any tax, submit the income tax assessment or the pay slip from December of the year before last. An income statement can also be a pension statement, an unemployment benefit statement (ALG I/ ALG II) or a mini-job statement. If you don't have the tax assessment from the year before last, use this form - Students have to sign on page 2! If your spouse is still studying, please submit a proof of this (e.g. training contract, certificate of study, BAföG notice or similar).
Marriage certificate - Only for the initial application!
Submit a copy.
Appendix 2 to Form 1 (pdf)
Fill in this form for childcare supplementary income. You can receive up to an extra €140 per child under 14 years old.
Download | attachment 2 to form 1 (PDF)
Birth certificate - Only for the initial application!
Submit a copy
Submit a copy of the current orphan's benefits notification and the death certificate(s) of the parent(s) (only for the initial application).
Proofs of these are only necessary with the first application. Come in for a consultation on these topics. We will help you through this.
See the checklist “What we need from you”.
You do not need to submit all the forms and evidence concerning parents and siblings.
If you are married, have children, inherited, receive pension benefits, disabled, etc., you must submit all relevant documentation.