BAFÖG SPECIFICS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT


If you receive BAföG you will need to file a follow-up application in your fifth semester usually. Among the documents needed for this is the so-called “Leistungsnachweis nach §48 BAföG” (Formblatt 5). In order to receive a positive result for this document, students of English need to provide proof of having fulfilled the following the criteria:

  • Both Foundational Modules need to be completed successfully
  • All mandatory second year courses need to be irrevocably registered for in QISPOS (i.e. the QISPOS registration period is over)
  • In the second year modules, at least one major assignment and one ungraded assignment need to be passed (if the module EFL is chosen) or at least two  ungraded assignments need to be passed (if the Intermediate Modules Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies are combined)

NB: If Formblatt 5 gets approved and is handed in to the BAföG office within the first four months of the fourth semester (July 31 for a summer term), it is sufficient to confirm the completed academic level of the third semester.

In this case the following criteria need to be met:

  • Both Foundational Modules need to be completed successfully
  • All mandatory second year courses need to be irrevocably registered for in QISPOS
  • In the second year modules, at least one ungraded assignment each needs to be passed


If you could not complete an assignment that would have been necessary for a positive assessment on Formblatt 5 due to illness, this will be noted on the Formblatt so that your BAföG payments are not affected by this. You would also need to show your respective doctor’s certificate in this case.

If you already are abroad at the time you need the Formblatt 5, you can also authorize someone to handle your university affairs during your absence. The authorized person will need to bring the necessary documents, including their own ID and the authorization form. An example of such an authorization form can be found here: download authorization form

Please note that this information is not legally binding.