In addition to the BAföG office of the AKAFÖ, you can obtain independent BAföG advice from the AStA without any bureaucratic hurdles and long waiting times. Just drop by with the relevant documents (if available) or make an appointment. The advice is confidential, anonymous and free of charge.

Topics and questions can be:

  • BAföG requirements and basic questions
  • Parent-independent BAföG
  • Change of subject & tax exemptions
  • When and where do I apply for BAföG?
  • Which documents do I have to submit?
  • What is the maximum funding period?
  • BAföG repayment and loan
  • all other questions about BAföG


Sebastian Flack, SH 018
Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
Phone: 0 23 4/ 32 23 05 0
E-Mail: bafoeg[at]

Office hours:

Every Thursday from 12 to 4 PM.

Please arrange individual appointments by email!

Links on the subject:

Forms for the BAföG application:
www.bafö (submit application online)

Basic information and FAQ:


BAföG calculator: (repayment calculator)

BAföG hotline:

You can reach the BAföG hotline of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research via 0800 223 63 41 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (free of charge) However, there is no decision on the BAföG application. This is done by the respective funding agency.

Legal basis for BAföG:


You can also use our AStA legal advice in legal matters.