Basic requirements

Students of the

  • Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster
  • University of Applied Sciences of Münster
  • Catholic College North Rhine Westphalia (KatHO NRW)
  • Faculty of Music / FB 15 of Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster
  • Münster Academy of Fine Art
  • Philosophical-Theological College of the Franciscans and Capuchins or
  • praxisHochschule, Rheine

can apply for financial support in accordance with BAföG if they do not have sufficient money for living expenses and education.

Additional requirements:

  • The student does not have a degree yet (except Bachelor before Master).
  • You are a German citizen or be entitled to permanent residence in Germany under European law. Otherwise, you need at least one of the residence permits listed in § 8 BAföG according to the Residence Act.
  • You have not reached the age of 30 at the beginning of your studies. For a master’s degree programme, the age limit is 35. If you brought up your own children before your studies, the age limit might be higher based on your individual situation.
  • You have not changed your field of study and have not quit previous education.
  • You must attend university regularly and make appropriate progress in your performance.

There are exceptions to all basic requirements, which are stated in special info sheets.

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