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Will I still receive my BAföG financial aid if exams or courses were canceled due to the pandemic?

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has decided that students at all levels who are dependent on financial aid under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) should not suffer financial disadvantages if classes at their educational institution are temporarily canceled or the start of the semester is postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can find more information on this topic (in German) here: https://www.bmbf.de/de/karliczek-keine-nachteile-beim-bafoeg-wegen-corona-11122.html

Studierendenwerk Berlin recommends that students who cannot take their final examination (e.g., defense of a bachelor thesis) due to the pandemic and are therefore unable to complete their studies within the maximum funding period, should submit a new application for BAföG and present an extra statement explaining the reasons for needing to extend the maximum funding period. You can find the appropriate request form here: https://www.stw.berlin/assets/sw-berlin/BAf%C3%B6G%20Corona/Antrag_Verlaegerung_Foerderhoechstdauer.pdf