Date: 01/04/2021

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides interim financial aid 2020 until end of September 2021, in order to help again those students who are demonstrably in an acute, pandemic-related (economic or financial) emergency and require immediate support.
Students, regardless of their nationality, who are enrolled at state and state-recognized universities in Germany and are not on leave, and who have their main and habitual residence in Germany, can apply for the bridging allowance.

All the following information is provided to the best of our knowledge.

The Studentenwerk, which is also responsible for processing the application, is solely responsible for the decision and for binding information on an application that has already been submitted.

In a nutshell

Even if you receive BAföG, a KfW student loan (or similar) or a scholarship, you can receive bridging aid.

But if you have submitted an application for grants for other pandemic-related support options or if you receive short-time work benefits, you can no longer receive bridging aid.

Depending on the proven need, between 100 euros and 500 euros can be paid as a non-repayable grant.

However, if you have more than 500 euros in your account, you are not in an emergency situation in terms of bridging aid and can therefore not receive it. It is not worth filing an application here.

The application must be made for the current month and a follow-up application must be made for each additional month if the emergency caused by the pandemic persists.

The Studentenwerk, to which you submit your application online, decides on the basis of the information you provide in the application. The order in which the application is processed is generally based on the time at which the complete documents are received by the respective Studentenwerk.

There is no entitlement to a commitment from the bridging aid. You confirm this with the application for the recognition of the additional ancillary provisions.

Applications must be submitted online on the portal https://www.überbrückungshilfe-studierende.de/start

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Applications are submitted to the student service organisation (STW) operating for the higher education institution in Germany that you are studying at. In the case of an institution with several locations, the student service organisation where the head office of your higher education institution is located will be responsible for processing your application. In the case of higher education institutions without relevant student service organisations, the German National Association for Student Affairs (Deutsches Studentenwerk – DSW) will determine which student service organisation is responsible.

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Date: 01/04/2021

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides interim financial aid 2020 until end of September 2021, in order to help again those students who are demonstrably in an acute, pandemic-related (economic or financial) emergency and require immediate support.
Students, regardless of their nationality, who are enrolled at state and state-recognized universities in Germany and are not on leave, and who have their main and habitual residence in Germany, can apply for the bridging allowance.

All the following information is provided to the best of our knowledge.

The Studentenwerk, which is also responsible for processing the application, is solely responsible for the decision and for binding information on an application that has already been submitted.

In a nutshell

Even if you receive BAföG, a KfW student loan (or similar) or a scholarship, you can receive bridging aid.

But if you have submitted an application for grants for other pandemic-related support options or if you receive short-time work benefits, you can no longer receive bridging aid.

Depending on the proven need, between 100 euros and 500 euros can be paid as a non-repayable grant.

However, if you have more than 500 euros in your account, you are not in an emergency situation in terms of bridging aid and can therefore not receive it. It is not worth filing an application here.

The application must be made for the current month and a follow-up application must be made for each additional month if the emergency caused by the pandemic persists.

The Studentenwerk, to which you submit your application online, decides on the basis of the information you provide in the application. The order in which the application is processed is generally based on the time at which the complete documents are received by the respective Studentenwerk.

There is no entitlement to a commitment from the bridging aid. You confirm this with the application for the recognition of the additional ancillary provisions.

Applications must be submitted online on the portal https://www.überbrückungshilfe-studierende.de/start

Please use the most recent version of Internet-Browsers Chrome, Firefox or Opera, or the current standard browsers of mobile devices. If you use Edge as a browser, please update to Edge Chrome version 83.x. or higher. The system does not support versions of Internet Explorer.

Applications are submitted to the student service organisation (STW) operating for the higher education institution in Germany that you are studying at. In the case of an institution with several locations, the student service organisation where the head office of your higher education institution is located will be responsible for processing your application. In the case of higher education institutions without relevant student service organisations, the German National Association for Student Affairs (Deutsches Studentenwerk – DSW) will determine which student service organisation is responsible.

If you cannot find your higher education institution in Germany (only higher education institutions – but no other schools – are eligible) in the following list, please send an Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1. What is the interim financial aid for students provided by the Federal Government?

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research refers to two types of interim financial aid for students:

  • a temporary waiver of interest on the KfW Student Loan and expanding the entitlement to the KfW Student Loan also to international students from June 1, 2020 until February 15, 2021
  • 100 million euros in allowances for students in an acute, pandemic-related emergency; in the following, the focus is on these allowances, which amount to a total of 100 million euros.

2. Which students can benefit from the interim financial aid? How can I qualify?

This aid shall benefit those students who are demonstrably in a pandemic-related emergency, who need immediate help and who can claim no other support. This applies equally to all students regardless of their nationality.

Students enrolled at a public-funded or government-recognised higher education institution in Germany are entitled to submit an application, provides they are not on leave and that Germany is their main place of residence.

Students studying within an employment relationship or as part of service, for example at Universities of Applied Administrative Sciences (Verwaltungsfachhochschule) or Federal Army Universities (Bundeswehrhochschule), students in courses alongside career or dual system courses, non-enrolled and occasional students (Gasthörer) as well as students at higher education institutions not recognised by the government are not entitled to apply.

The interim financial aid complements the initiatives that the Federal Government has previously launched to assist students in the current exceptional situation brought about by the corona pandemic. BAföG or the KfW Student Loan can provide more long-term support.

During the month in which you apply for this interim financial aid, you must not reckon with any other pandemic-related support for your living expenses, for example via emergency funds, foundations or sponsoring associations. The receipt of short-time working benefits is also opposed to receiving the bridging allowance.

3. What do I receive, how much do I receive?

If you are demonstrably facing financial hardship brought about by the pandemic – for example because you have lost your part-time job and you have so far been unable to find any other part-time employment – you can obtain an allowance of 100-500 € a month from the government via the student service organisation (STW) that is responsible for your higher education institution.

You can submit applications for the months of June, July and August 2020, although a new application is required for each month. The level of the allowance depends on pandemic-related, individual needs and is calculated as follows:

Account balance Interim financial aid
Less than 100.00 € 500.00 €
Between 100.00 € and 199.99 € 400.00 €
Between 200.00 € and 299.99 € 300.00 €
Between 300.00 € and 399.99 € 200.00 €
Between 400.00 € and 499.99 € 100.00 €

What counts is the account balance on the day before the application is submitted (or the last banking day before you send in your application). This means, for example, that if you submit your application on the 15th of April 2021, the account balance of the 14th of April 2021 is relevant.

You will be informed by E-Mail if and how much interim financial aid you may receive after verification of your online application.

4. 500-Euro-Ceiling in your accounts: Will I get nothing if I have 500 € or more than 500 € in my account?

Yes, that is what the criteria stipulate. This interim financial aid is meant for acute emergencies.

5. How high may my other monthly income be for me to still qualify for support?

You may apply for interim financial aid even if you have a monthly income. Any other monthly income is not relevant as long as: 

  • a demonstrable pandemic-related emergency prevails at the time of submitting the application and
  • you assure that you have not filed any further applications for allowances as comparable support during a pandemic-related emergency situation for the month that you are now applying for. Such applications could be other emergency funds, foundations or sponsoring associations or  short-time working allowance.

6. How and where do I apply for this interim financial aid?

You apply online via the portal www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de. Your application is forwarded directly to the student service organisation (STW) responsible for your support and will be processed there.

It is important that you state at which higher education institution in Germany you are studying. In the case of institutions with branches or locations in further cities, the system will assign a student service organisation according to the head office location of the institution. Please complete the online application mask. The student service organisation responsible for you will assess your application and notify you whether and when you will be receiving interim financial aid.

7. From when on can I submit my application?

You can submit your application again for each month on any day during the respective month.

8. I cannot find my higher education institution in the pull-down menu on the portal?

If you cannot find your higher education institution, please check the style of writing. The name of the higher education institution must be spelled out completely and correctly – no abbreviations. You can also search for the head office of your higher education institution.

You can only submit an application if you are enrolled in a public or publicly recognised higher education institution in Germany, as long as you are not on leave and as long as your main place of residence is within Germany.

You are not entitled to apply if you are studying within an employment relationship or as part of service, for example at Universities of Applied Administrative Sciences (Verwaltungsfachhochschule) or Federal Army Universities (Bundeswehrhochschule). Also, students in courses alongside career or dual system courses, non-enrolled and occasional students (Gasthörer) as well as students at higher education institutions not recognised by the government are not entitled to apply.

If you are enrolled at a public or publicly recognised higher education institution in Germany and still cannot find our institution in the application portal, please please write an Email to Deutsches Studentenwerk, and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – you will then receive a reply from there.

9. What kind of proof do I have to provide? Which documents must I submit online?

  • the certificate of enrollment from your university in Germany for the summer semester 2021
  • Your identity card or an equivalent proof of identity, for example a passport with a registration certificate, the validity of which has not yet expired
  • a bank account in Germany over which you have a right of disposal (yourself account holder or proof of power of attorney from the bank)
  • Your declaration that you will not receive any further pandemic-related support to cover your livelihood in the month in which you are applying for this bridging allowance or that you are not expecting any further support in the current month (e.g. from emergency funds, foundations or development associations).
  • Your explanation of why you are in a pandemic-related emergency, which must be supported by appropriate documents. The reasons for the emergency must have arisen in the month of the application up to the day before the application or in the two previous months. If the emergence of the pandemic-related emergency occurred some time ago, you must provide evidence of current efforts that can lead to an improved financial situation in the foreseeable future. For further details, see question 10.
  • the account statements for all accounts to which you have short-term access (current accounts, online accounts as well as PayPal accounts, credit card accounts, stock / securities accounts, etc.), sorted chronologically by date for the full calendar month before the application and from the current month to The day before or last bank day before the application is submitted.
  • Your self-declaration that you can expect a successful completion of your studies

10. What does "proof of pandemic-related financial distress" mean? When are self-declarations necessary and what content must they have?

The bridging aid is intended to help those students who are demonstrably in a pandemic-related financial emergency, who need help immediately and who cannot take advantage of any other support.

You can prove the financial distress by checking the balance of all accounts assigned to you. If the total amount is less than € 500, a financial emergency can be assumed.

The emergency must have been caused by the pandemic. It is necessary to state the reason for the emergency, which must also be proven by means of suitable documents. This reason must be chronologically related to the application, i.e. it must have occurred in the month of the application or in the two preceding months.

Reasons can be:

a) the elimination or a restriction of the maintenance payment received by the parents (usually relevant from 100 € decrease in parental support)

If the reason lies within the temporal context, it must be proven as follows: Self-declaration on the discontinuation of the parents' maintenance payment

Contents of the self-declaration:

  • by whom, in what amount and until when maintenance payments were made,
  • a specification of the reason for the failure or the reduction in the maintenance payment. When the maintenance payment is reduced, the amount of the current maintenance payment should also be documented.

If the emergence of the pandemic-related emergency did not occur in the last two calendar months before the application was submitted, reasonable efforts (e.g. part-time job applications, offers for self-employment) must be documented and proven during the two calendar months before the application and up to the application to improve the pandemic-related emergency .

Example of proof: Submission of rejections of at least two applications to two employers
Example of proof: accepted part-time job that does not compensate financially for the lost / dormant job or the emergency situation caused by the pandemic in general, as sufficient evidence for the above-mentioned reasonable own efforts to change the individual emergency situation

b) the loss / rest / reduction of working hours of a part-time job (usually relevant from a drop in income of € 100)

If the reason lies within the temporal context, it must be proven as follows: Basically by submitting documents; here notice of termination or proof of the suspension of the employment relationship by the employer.

A corresponding self-declaration can only be submitted in the event that documents for termination or proof of suspension of the employment relationship cannot be provided. This self-declaration then serves as a replacement for the actually necessary documents.

Contents of the self-declaration as a replacement for the documents:

  • the former employer,
  • the duration of the terminated activity / s,
  • the exact timing of the termination (including the last working day),
  • the average income from the previous employment relationship (s),
  • an explanation of why this cannot be demonstrated by appropriate documents.

If the emergence of the pandemic-related emergency did not occur in the last two calendar months before the application was submitted, reasonable efforts (e.g. part-time job applications, offers for self-employment) must be documented and proven during the two calendar months before the application and up to the application to improve the pandemic-related emergency .

Example of proof: Submission of rejections of at least two applications to two employers
Example of proof: accepted part-time job that does not compensate financially for the lost / dormant job or the emergency situation caused by the pandemic in general, as sufficient evidence for the above-mentioned reasonable own efforts to change the individual emergency situation

c) the loss / reduction in the scope of previous self-employment (usually relevant from a drop in income of € 100)

If the reason lies within the temporal context, it must be proven as follows: Self-declaration on the discontinuation of self-employment

Contents of the self-declaration:

  • former clients,
  • Type and scope of self-employment,
  • the average self-employed income before the corona pandemic and
  • the amount of revenue lost due to the pandemic or the necessary measures to combat the pandemic or, if this has been a process since March 2020, the presentation of the entire decline in revenue from the start of the decline in revenue until the application (financially and in terms of time)

If the emergence of the pandemic-related emergency did not occur in the last two calendar months before the application was submitted, reasonable efforts (e.g. part-time job applications, offers for self-employment) to improve the pandemic-related emergency must be documented and proven in the two calendar months before the application and up to the application become.

Example of proof: Submission of rejections of at least two applications to two employers
Example of proof: accepted part-time job that does not compensate financially for the lost / dormant job or the emergency situation caused by the pandemic in general, as sufficient evidence for the above-mentioned reasonable own efforts to change the individual emergency situation

d) Individual exposure to the tense student labor market due to the pandemic (evidenced by e.g. at least two rejected part-time job applications).

Here, the evidence must be related to the month of the application, i.e. the evidence must come from the period of the two calendar months before the application and up to the application.

In principle, documented rejection of at least two applications to different employers for the period prior to the application must be proven.
Applications and rejections can only be set out in the self-declaration in exceptional cases if these cannot be submitted due to the pandemic.

Contents of the self-declaration:

  • the intended employers (including specific contact persons or organizational units),
  • Date of unsuccessful applications and rejections. In the event of a subsequent change (for example through a later commitment and taking up a student job with financial implications for the reference month), the repayment obligation or No. 6.1 of the guideline applies.
  • the announced size of the job and the expected income,
  • an explanation of why applications and rejections cannot be presented in appropriate documents.

If the reasons ac date back more than 2 calendar months before the application was submitted, e.g. if the application was made in April 2021, the job was terminated on January 31, 2021, then you must document current efforts to improve the emergency situation caused by the pandemic (e.g. part-time job applications, offers for self-employment ). Current means: in the period of the two calendar months before the application month and up to the application.

11. May I blacken out specific information on my identity card or passport?

Yes, you must only provide comprehensive documents regarding the pandemic-related emergency. Information in your identity card that do not directly serve the proof of identity and address, such as place of birth or religious affiliation, may be blackened.

12. Do I have to provide information about all my bank accounts? Even a PayPal account? What about a home loan savings contract (Bausparvertrag) or a rent deposit account (Mietkautionskonto)?

To prove that you are in a financial emergency, you need to provide the comprehensive bank statements (without any gaps) of all of your bank accounts to which you have short-term access. These are all accounts to which you have the sole or at least shared right of disposition. You must provide the bank statements of all accounts (including payment transaction services such as PayPal, amazon payments, credit card accounts, stock / securities accounts), to which you have short-term access, listed in chronological order and sorted by date for the full calendar months before the current month and for the current month up to the last (banking) day before you file your application. Lists of transactions can be accepted instead of bank statements as long as the transactions are listed comprehensively (without any gaps).

Exceptions are savings agreements (for example home loan savings contracts – or Bausparvertrag, Riester pension contract) or other accounts to which you do not have short-term access, i.e. within the current month, such as rent deposit accounts (Mietkautionskonto). These are the only accounts to which you are not required to send in documents.

Attention: so-called blocked accounts (Sperrkonto) that are used as proof of sufficient financial resources for foreign students do allow for access within the current month in a determined amount, thus they must be indicated – in which a declaration about the determined accessible amount within the current month must be given.

Similarly, you must provide information about online accounts such Comdirect or financial transaction services such as PayPal, Amazon Payments etc. as long as the balance is available at short-notice – or you must declare that you currently do not have any credits on those accounts.
For all other accounts to which you have no short-term access within the current month or on which you do not have a current balance, the following declaration will suffice: “I confirm that I have provided comprehensive information about the available balance on my accounts and that I do not have any current balance on other accounts. Beyond this, there is no current balance available on other payment transaction services if these services are not listed (such as e.g. PayPal or Amazon Payments).”

It must be discernible from your documents that the applicant has a sole (or shared) right of disposal for the bank account within Germany to which the interim financial aid should be transferred.

You may only list a loan/credit to the amount in which a redemption obligation is biding for the current month.

13. How do I ensure that I am really submitting the application for myself?

In the course of the online application, you will have to upload a photo of yourself several times, including once with your identity card or passport (together with the registration certificate), and there is a further authentication step with an automatically generated number code that will be sent to your Email address. This is meant to prevent abuse and cheating.

14. I forgot to upload something when I made my application. Can I still send this in?

No. Later uploads are not possible.

In the application process, please make sure that you have completely uploaded all the right documents before sending the application. Your documents are shown immediately after the upload, and you can is they are not the correct ones or not readably, delete and change them. You can also go back and verify if all documents are correct and complete before sending the application. If you do not have the documents ready at hand, please interrupt the work on your application and log in again later to upload the right documents. You should only send the application when it is completely finished!

The online application tool will automatically show you if and when your application is complete when uploading documents.

15. When do I learn whether and how much interim financial aid I will receive?

You can always log in to the portal www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de and check the status of your application at the responsible student service organisation (Studenten- oder Studierendenwerk – STW in short). To do so, click "LOGIN" on the start page and enter the e-mail address that you have used in your application. We send you a six-digit “token” or code via e-mail; you can use this code to access the information of your application.

When your STW has finished processing your application, you receive a message to the e-mail address with which you are register on the portal.

If you log in to the application portal again, you find out if and in what amount you receive the interim financial aid. To do so, please click “LOGIN” again and use the six-digit token/code that we send you per e-mail.

Important: you receive the e-mail message directly from the application portal www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de, but not from the STW that has processed your application.

Please refrain from phone calls or inquiries at your student service organisation.

How quickly you receive a message from the system depends on how many applications the student service organisations receive. Staff will do their best to process the applications swiftly. Many student service organisations have set up their own teams specifically for this purpose.

If your application is approved, you can reckon with the money being transferred in a week’s time.

16. Can I submit an application more than once?

Yes. This interim financial aid is granted monthly. If your emergency situation lasts longer than a month, you can submit a new application in the following month, i.e. for the months of December 2020, and if necessary, for January 2021, February 2021 and March 2021 respectively.

17. Do I have to provide everything again for each subsequent application?

No. All you have to provide with a subsequent application is:

  • a declaration that you have not applied for any further pandemic-related support for the month that you are herewith applying for (such as from emergency funds, foundations or sponsoring associations) or are not expecting further support through applications that you have already submitted
  • your declaration about your emergency situation caused by the pandemic must concern the current month; thus, you have to upload new or updated documents or self-declarations.
  • the latest bank account statement(s) that cover(s) the time from the last application up to the current one without interruptions

18. I have already received interim financial aid before; can I use my access data again?

If you continue to be enrolled in the same higher education institution at which you were studying before, please continue to use the same access data as back then. This means that you log in to the portal with the e-mail address that you have used in your last application in order to make a follow-up application.

If you have transferred to another higher education institution, please create a new application-ID with the new e-mail address of your current institution. You are then taken through the identity verification in the application phase again and will then have two different application-IDs on the portal. It is important that you always use the right E-Mail address to login to the portal and that you make new applications or modifications in the correct application profile, since your E-Mail address is linked with a particular application-ID.

19. I have already applied for interim financial before, but transferred to another higher education institution in the meantime. I have a new educational e-mail address now. What does this mean for me?

Please file a new application for interim financial aid with your new educational e-mail address. You will then receive a new application-ID. With this new application-ID, you can now follow your applications in the application tool. You no longer need your “old” application-ID.

20. My employment contract is only temporarily suspended but not terminated, do I have to look for other jobs?

Please also refer to question 10 about this: If the reason dates back longer than two calendar months before your application, you must document your own current initiatives to improve the pandemic-related emergency (e.g. applications for part-time jobs, offers for self-employment). Thus, if your employment contract has been suspended since January 2021 when you apply for interim financial aid in April, the same rules apply as in a termination of contract; correspondingly, you must document current efforts in the time-period of the two calendar months before your application respectively in the current month up to your application.  

21. Can I also claim support after an emergency?

No. The pandemic-related emergency must exist at the point of submitting the application and must be proven.  You can prove this difficult situation with account statements and further required information.

22. I am an international student. Can it have negative effects on my legal situation in Germany if I apply for interim financial aid?

No. Claims for interim financial aid have no influence on questions of the right of residence. The application for interim financial aid relies on a sudden emergency through no fault of one’s own.  Such a situation must be considered a case of hardship for granting a temporary and limited emergency aid. Thus, this is an exemption from the standard requirement to provide proof of your own living costs according to Art. 5 Par. 1 No. 1 of the residence act (§ 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 Aufenthaltsgesetz).

23. Do I have to pay the money back?

No. The interim financial aid is a non-repayable allowance from the Federal Government.

However, this does not apply if your financial situation has changed in the meantime, e.g. due to a new job or payments from parents or other relief funds for your living expenses.

If it is subsequently established that you have provided false information, you must repay the grant.

24. What happens if my statements are incorrect or incomplete?

You cannot receive interim financial aid with incorrect or incomplete statements. If it turns out afterwards that you have provided incomplete or even incorrect information, you will have to pay back the financial aid you received. In case of false information, there is also a risk of criminal proceedings.

25. What does it mean when the application portal is signaling “need for action” (Handlungsbedarf)?

When the application portal shows a message about “need for action” (Handlungsbedarf), this means that the processing of your application has started, but cannot be completed without your intervention. Click on the pop-up icon in the application portal in order to read the message from the caseworker. You will then learn what you still need to do. Usually, you will be asked to provide further documents or information. You can only provide missing information by uploading them to the application portal.

26. Can I also apply for interim financial aid if I have taken out a loan or am receiving a grant?

Generally yes, if you are demonstrably in a pandemic-related emergency despite the other loans or grants.

27. Can I also apply for this interim financial aid in addition to other emergency aid, immediate aid or other support aid?

That depends on the situation. Students submitting an application must declare that they have not applied for or intend to apply for further pandemic-related support (such as from emergency funds, foundations or sponsoring associations) in the month of application for interim financial aid. This excludes financial means that do not pay for daily living costs such as the support from a technical grant for your IT equipment, or operational support for the self-employed. If you are in a proven pandemic-related emergency, you can receive interim financial aid irrespectively from such other support.

28. I am receiving some BAföG – does that mean that I do not qualify for the interim financial aid?

Yes, you do qualify! BAföG notifications are not tested. What counts is that you are nevertheless in a pandemic-related emergency. Your account statements must demonstrate that previous income of the same amount from jobs and/or family support has ceased owing to the pandemic.

29. This BMBF interim financial aid is an allowance. Will this allowance be deducted from my BAföG support? Does this mean that I will receive less BAföG?

No, the BMBF states that interim financial aid is not an income in the sense of the BAföG, cf. BMBF online source:

“In some Federal States or student service organisations, emergency aid is available for trainees and students who have lost their (part-time) job owing to the pandemic. Recipients of payments in accordance with the BAföG can also apply for such aid and will receive it, if they qualify. Such loans are referred to in § 21 Para. 4 No. 4 BAföG and are hence not to be treated as income in the sense of the BAföG. […] This regulation is to be applied correspondingly for emergency aid in the form of allowances.”

https://www.bafög.de/keine-nachteile-beim-bafoeg-wegen-corona-756.php

31. I am doing a correspondence or distance course at a higher education institution in Germany. Am I entitled to apply?

Yes, as long as it is not a course alongside a career (berufsbegleitendes Studium) and as long as your domicile and habitual place of residence is within Germany.

33. If I find a job again when I have received this interim financial aid, must I pay the money back?

If you find a job within the same months and receive income, then yes. If this only happens in the following month, then no.  Interim financial aid is meant to bridge the time of one month.

35. Why do I have to provide an e-mail address and mobile phone number when making an online application?

This is both for secure identification and protects you and other students from fraud. Each time you log in, you receive a six-digit token or code that is valid for two hours. You must requested a new token for each login. Make sure you always use the same e-mail address with which you have made your application.

In order to finally send and finish your application, you receive a six-digit confirmation code per text message on your mobile phone when your online application is ready and all documents have been uploaded completely,

Thus, you always receive e-mail tokens when you complete your application after a break or if you want to check the status of your application, while you receive the six-digit text message code to your cell phone only once in order to send your application.

36. What about data protection? What happens to my data?

Data protection is ensured in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union.