BaföG - Information for Students of the Faculty 03

For grants from the fifth subject-specific semester onwards, students must submit proof of aptitude in the form of a certificate confirming a passed intermediate examination (§ 48 (1) Sentence 1 No. 1 BAföG ) or a certificate in accordance with § 48 BAföG (§ 48 (1) Sentence 1 No. 2 BAföG) or proof of the number of ECTS credit points earned (§ 48 (1) Sentence 1 No. 3 BAföG). This can already be submitted to the Office for Educational Support within the first four months of the fourth subject-specific semester (showing academic achievements up until the third subject-specific semester), but must be submitted within the first four months of the fifth subject-specific semester (showing academic achievements up until the fourth subject-specific semester) at the latest.

Due to the Hessian Corona regulations, the summer semester 2020, the winter semester 2020/2021, the summer semester 2021 and the winter semester 2021/2022 will not be taken into account when counting the subject semesters! 

We recommend submitting proof of your performance level in the 3rd semester within the first four months of the 4th semester so that there is no interruption in payment.

In order to prove “proper studies" within the meaning of Section 48 BAföG, the following achievements must be completed:

Questions and Contact

For the issue of Form 5 (only for the Faculty of Social Sciences!) and questions on the subject of proof of aptitude, please contact the Grants Officer of the Faculty of Social Sciences:

Professor Darrel Moellendorf

Contact via his office: Ellen Nieß

Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2, Normative Orders Building, Room 3.12Tel.: (069) 798-31521


A personal appointment is possible again, but is usually not necessary. Please access the overview of study and examination achievements via QIS/LSF and submit it by email with the pre-filled form 5.

Important: We can only certify services that were provided within FB 03!

Further Information

You can find further information about BAföG on the website of Frankfurt Student Services.

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