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Help with funding?

There are various funding options for an undergraduate programme at the GPB College:

  • Student-BAföG
  • Child benefits
  • Student loan (KfW)

We provide detailed information on this topic and answer personal questions at our information events.

Student BAföG

The courses at GPB College (a state-recognised alternative school) are generally eligible for BAföG funding. If your application is approved, you will receive individually calculated monthly benefits that do not have to be repaid.

You can apply for student BAföG at the district office for student grants.


  • Eligibility for training: Yes
  • Nationality: Special conditions apply for non-Germans
  • Age: Special conditions apply for people over 30
  • Secondary education: Special conditions apply if other training has already been completed or discontinued.

Further information on BAföG:

Child benefits (Kindergeld)

If you are in full-time education and are under 25 years old, your parents will continue to receive child benefits.

In Germany, the monthly child allowance for each child is currently 250 EUR. Families with low income receive additional relief through an immediate grant and an increase in the child support.

The application for child benefits is accepted by the family benefits office (Familienkasse) of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit).

Student loan (KfW)

The student loan from KfW Bank finances part of your costs as a student with monthly payments of 100, 200 or 300 EURO. You can apply for the loan from the second year of study and it is paid out for up to 24 months.

Brief information:

  • Monthly payments of 100, 200 or 300 EURO
  • One-time payment of a partial sum possible
  • Not dependent on income
  • No collateral required
  • 0.47 % effective annual interest rate

Further information from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.