Training support: the number of Bafög-recipients 2019 dropped significantly

In the past year have received 680.000 students and students Bafög. So 47,000 people were told less than 2018 benefits under the Federal training promotion act,

Training support: the number of Bafög-recipients 2019 dropped significantly

In the past year have received 680.000 students and students Bafög. So 47,000 people were told less than 2018 benefits under the Federal training promotion act, like the Federal Statistical office in Wiesbaden on Monday. Under the 2019 participants were 57 percent more women than men.

in Addition, significantly more students with 489.000 Bafög as a student. On average, Funded received on a monthly basis 503 euros, 21 euros more than in the previous year. According to the data of the statistical office, expenditures for student services were in the last year of 2.6 billion euros. You have declined compared to the previous year of approximately 84 million euros.

Federal Minister of education, Anja Karliczek (CDU), said that the statistics reflect the very good economic situation in Germany prior to the pandemic have been found.Compared to 2018 and 2019 fewer students were in need of support by the Bafög.

"We need to prepare today, however, the fact that for the foreseeable future tense economic situation could lead to" to increased student demand. You see Germany, however, well prepared.

The Minister said that the Bafög-Supported, received, among other things, their education, promoting more, even if the teaching at schools and universities because of the COVID-19 pandemic is suspended. "In the case of a pandemic-related disruption of studies, Bafög is granted the maximum funding period and beyond."

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 04:19

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