Terms A-Z

This glossary contains definitions of the terms from the topic areas Education, Science, Research and Innovation, and is regularly updated. The glossary terms are alphabetically ordered.

BAföG – Federal Training Assistance Act (Berufsausbildungsförderungsgesetz)

The Federal Training Assistance Act regulates government support for the education of school students and university students in Germany. The main aims of the BAföG are to improve equal opportunities in the education system and to mobilize academic potential in lower-income population groups.