In principle, there are no general exclusion periods. However, BAföG is not granted retroactively. This means that if you start your studies in October and submit your application in November, you will give away your BAföG grant for October.
Those who wish to receive BAföG on time and without any problems should submit their application as early as possible (2 months before the end of the last grant period) to the BAföG office.
For initial applications, we recommend that you submit your application directly after you have received the notification of admission from your university.
If time is running out, due to replacement procedures or similar, a provisional application can be submitted to meet the deadline.