In addition to the student loans from the Development Loan Corporation (KfW) (interest-free loans until December 31, 2021) the temporary financial assistance (Überbrückungshilfe) from the BMBF helped those students who could prove they suffered severe hardship as a result of the pandemic, and who required immediate assistance. The temporary financial assistance (Überbrückungshilfe) expires on September 30, 2021.
On the Studierendenwerk Ulm (Ulm Students' Union) website, along with information on Mensa opening times and how to increase the length of your stay in student accommodation, you will also find information about "financial assistance during the corona crisis".
The individual normal standard study period was also extended for the 2021 Summer Semester. To ease the hardship caused by the Corona pandemic, the normal standard study period has been extended individually by one semester for students who enrolled in the 2020 Summer Semester, the 2020/2021 Winter Semester, or the 2021 Summer Semester, for each of these semesters. The individual normal standard study period significantly affects the period you can receive a BAföG grant for. For those in their first semester (2021 Summer Semester), this means the date for the submission of the evidence of your performance as per section 48 of the BAföG has been pushed out by one semester, and the longest period you can receive the BAföG for has been increased by one semester. For students who enrolled in the 2020 Summer Semester, the 2020/21 Winter Semester or the 2021 Summer Semester, the date for submission of the evidence of your performance will now also be postponed by a further semester, i.e. a total of three semesters. The same applies to the maximum period you can receive funding for. Specific information is available from the Ulm Students' Union (Studierendenwerk Ulm).