Yes. On 24 November 2020, a transitional provision was introduced in relation to Section 66b of the Federal Law concerning the Promotion of Education (BAföG) by the “Law on the Current Adaptation of the Freedom of Movement Act/EU and Other Provisions to Union Law” relating to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Trainees starting or continuing their training in the United Kingdom by 31 December 2020 will keep their entitlement to BAföG student loans until they have completed that phase of their training, even beyond the end of the transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement on 31 December 2020. This transitional provision in the BAföG law ensures that students and schoolchildren can focus on their education in the United Kingdom and hopefully complete it successfully.
UK nationals and their family members living in Germany may also be entitled to apply for a BAföG student loan after 31 December 2020, on condition that they are covered by the personal scope of application set out in Article 10 of the Withdrawal Agreement and are entitled to maintenance aid for studies in accordance with Article 23 (2) of the Agreement. This is the case if they have acquired a right of permanent residence under Article 15 of the Withdrawal Agreement or belong to the group of workers, self-employed persons and others who retain this status, or their family members.
|Work/ Social Affairs||bmas.de|
|Right of residence in Germany||bmi.bund.de|
|Right of residence in the UK/ Settled Status||gov.uk|
|Federal Employment Agency||arbeitsagentur.de|
|BAföG Student loans||bafög.de|
|UK driving licence||gov.uk|
|Living in Germany||gov.uk|
|Settled Status checker||gov.uk|
|UK Transition period||gov.uk/Transition|
|Economic Affairs/ Buiseness||bmwi.de|