Public grants scheme for studying parents

BAföG applications are always decided individually. So please always talk to your contact person at your BAföG office!

If you fall ill during pregnancy, inform your BAföG office immediately. You will continue to receive support, but not beyond the third month. You are obliged to cooperate.

As a student with a child, you will only receive further support under BAföG if you continue your studies!

The most important BAföG rules for you at a glance:

  • If you interrupt your studies for longer than 3 months due to illness, BAföG payments will also be interrupted. If you interrupt your studies for any other reason, you are not entitled to BAföG from the month of interruption.
  • After the end of an illness, payments will only be continued after notification of resumption of studies. In all other cases of interruption, a new application for BAföG may be necessary.
  • If you have to study longer because of pregnancy, birth, care and upbringing of the child, your BAföG will continue to be paid for this longer period as a grant. This only applies if the above-mentioned reasons are the cause of the shortfall in benefits.
  • You do not have to repay this grant
  • The following periods are appropriate as extensions of the study:
    • For pregnancy: 1 additional semester
    • Up to the 5th year of age of the child: one semester per year
    • For the child's 6th and 7th year of age: 1 semester
    • For the 8th to 14th year of the child: 1 semester
  • The extension period can be divided between two student parents if information is provided on the division of care of the child
  • The proof of performance must be submitted after the 4th semester. Students' parents may submit it at a later date upon special request if the reasons given were the cause of the shortfall in performance. This must be justified and proven accordingly.
  • You can earn more with children during your studies without having your BAföG benefits reduced
  • If you have children, higher allowances apply from your assets.

Please contact your local BAföG office for application information and repayment terms for parents.

Contact (Trier)

Hans-Albert Alles
Management of the Office for public grants at Trier University of Applied Sciences

Consultation hours on appointment

Phone (Mon, Wed, Thu): 0651 - 201-2786

Phone (Tue, Fri): 06782 - 17-1318

Letters A-Gt
Claudia Follmann
Schneidershof, Raum J7
Phone: 0651 - 8103-474

Mail: follmann(at)

Letters Gu-Pd
Patrick Jaekel
Schneidershof, Raum J6
Phone: 0651 - 8103-723

Mail: pjaekel(at)  

Letters Pe-Z
Hans-Peter Greif
Schneidershof, Raum J5
Tel: 0651 - 8103-285

Phone: greif(at)

Contact (Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld)

Hans-Albert Alles
Building 9924, Room 031
Phone: 06782 - 17-1318

Buchstabengruppen A-Z
Linda Klingel
Building 9924, Room 050
Phone: 06782 - 17-1821

Letters Schw-Z of UNI TRIER
Christian Schweig 
Building 9924, Room 033
Phone: 06782 - 17-1806

Mail: bafoeg(at)

More informations

You can find more useful infomrations here.


General contact to public grant:

Hotline: 0800 223 6341


Students, who receive a governmental grant to finance their studies and no longer live with their parents, can apply to be exempted from license-fees.

The application for exemption can be downloaded on the following website:

It can also be obtained in your local community administration office.

Send the filled in application form signed and with your current public grant notification letter to the license-fee administration service of ARD, ZDF and German Radio in Cologne. The complete address can be found below.

When you send the copy of your public grant notification letter please be sure to have it authenticated by your local community administration. Please send the original along with a not saying: “Please return to sender”, since it could end up being archived together with your application form otherwise.

More informations

ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio
Fee service
50656 Köln

City council Trier 
Citizen center
Am Augustinerhof 1
54290 Trier

Phone (Main office): 0651 - 718-0
Mail (Main office): buergeramt(at)

Local Government Birkenfeld
Schneewiesenstr. 21
55765 Birkenfeld

Phone (Main office): 06782 - 9900
Fax (Main office): 06782 - 990127
Mail: info(at)

City council Idar-Oberstein
Georg-Maus-Str. 1
55743 Idar-Oberstein

Phone: 06781 - 64-0
Fax: 06781 - 6433-9
Mail: stadtverwaltung(at)

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