All students in the first semester (including those starting a master’s program) may choose to either use the calculation period given on the form (Jan-June für winter semester, July-Dec for summer semester) or the six months prior to the month of application. For example, if you apply for a subsidy in September we need all information and necessary documents for the months from March to August. If you choose to use this changed calculation period, please specify so on your application form.
In special cases, e.g. if you only moved to Germany or your situation changed drastically in other ways within the past six months, the calculation period may also be shortened. If that is the case, please contact us or visit us during the opening hours.