Students who were registered at an institution of higher education in Germany on December 1, 2022, and have their regular place of residence in Germany can apply for a one-time payment of 200 euros starting March 15, 2023. This also includes doctoral students, students in a dual study program, part-time students, visiting students, or students on a semester of academic leave. This one-time payment is intended to help students with the increased costs for heating, electricity, and food.  

From March 15, 2023 until the end of September 2023, eligible students will be able to find their code and PIN after logging in to the Goethe Campus Portal, which is required to apply to the federal ministry:

You will find your code on your portal home page after logging in. You can find the PIN under „Mein Studium – Studienservice – "Bescheide/Bescheinigungen" (notices/certificates) in a PDF file.

Information and all of the necessary steps to apply can be found at:

Students registered in a cooperative study program will receive their code and data from the partnering university. Students in the "Curatorial Studies" program are provided their data through Goethe University.

Please note: Students who are de-registered from March 31, 2023 will only have access to the Goethe Campus Portal until March 31, 2023. After March 31, 2023, please contact: or the Study Service Point.

If you were registered on December 1, 2022, but have already been de-registered, please send an email with your information to

The following are not eligible: 

  • Participants of Studienkolleg or DSH course
  • Guest auditors
For questions, lack of access privileges, uncertainties, or other difficulties, please contact or the Study Service Point,.

If you have problems applying online at the federal ministry website, please contact the federal ministry directly.