On 21 December 2022, the federal law on the payment of a one-time flat-rate energy allowance for students (EPPSG) came into force. The law provides a one-time payment of 200 euros to students, including doctoral researchers, who were enrolled in a German University as of the effective date of 1. December 2022, with permanent residence or usual place of residence in Germany. If you are eligible, you can apply for the one-time payment until 30 September 2023 at the latest (cut-off deadline). As the Steering Committee understands that the application process could be confusing at the beginning, they created a guideline for applying for this financial aid.