200€ one time Payment for Students

Germany has introduced a one time payment of 200€ for students to help cope with the rising energy costs.
Applications are open from 15 March 2023 to 30 September 2023.

What do I need in order to apply?

  1. An access code, which you will receive from your education or training establishment.

  2. To log in, you will need a BundID account.

You would need to prove your identity with your BundID account, for which you’ll need

  • the eID function of your German identity card
    or your personal ELSTER certificate.
  • To use the electronic identification (eID) function, you will need: a modern smart phone and
    an app which can read your identity document, such as AusweisApp2.

Note: If you are unable to use the eID function or ELSTER, you will receive a PIN from your education or training establishment, which can be used with your access code when applying.

  1. Bank account details.

Who is eligible for the one-off payment?

  1. Students in higher education who
  • were matriculated at a higher education institution in Germany on 1 December 2022 and

  • have a domicile or habitual residence in Germany.

  1. Students at trade and technical schools (Fachschulen) and full-time vocational schools (Berufsfachschulen)
  • who were enrolled at an education or training establishment in Germany on 1 December 2022 and

  • are resident in Germany, and
    are enrolled in one of the following types of programme:

  • courses at a full-time vocational school (Berufsfachschule) or trade and technical school (Fachschule) which last at least two years and lead to a professional qualification, or

  • courses at a trade and technical school (Fachschule) for which a prior professional qualification is an entry requirement, or

  • equivalent courses at other types of school, subject to the specified conditions

Steps to receive the one-off payment

  1. Enter your access code
  2. Provide proof of your identity
  3. Complete the online application form
  4. Receive the one-off payment

Link to login and apply.

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