Students who were in particularly acute need and in immediate need of financial assistance as a result of the Corona pandemic could apply for bridging assistance in the form of a non-repayable grant from their student or student union. The bridging assistance ceased on 30 September 2021.
The KfW Student Loan is still interest-free until the end of the year. From 1 January 2022, the regular interest rate will apply again, which will be fixed for six months at a time. More information is available on the KfW website.