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Is the German Bafög for free use?

Question by Guest | 2018-09-28 at 15:25

I will start studying next winter semester in Germany and I am considering if I should apply for Bafög, the German study loan. However, I am wondering whether I can spend the money I would get for whatever I want at my leisure or do I have to use it for study purposes only and possibly prove the use?

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The money you get as Bafög can be used as you want.

The effort to check every student getting Bafög constantly would also be a bit severe for the Bafög office. Make the application as soon as you can, you can also informally do that by e-mail.

But remember that you also have to pay back the money after graduation. The repayment consists of 50% of the sum you will receive over the years and is limited to 10,000 euros.
2018-09-29 at 01:27

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