Private special schools; application for funding.

The Free State of Bavaria grants subsidies to the sponsors of private special schools for the necessary school expenses as well as compensation for the necessary personnel expenses. As an alternative to the reimbursement of personnel costs, state teachers and other personnel are assigned to them.



Requirements for grants for school expenses:

  • Non-profit status (Art. 29 Bavarian School Financing Act - BaySchFG)
  • State approval of the school according to Art. 92 ff. Bavarian law on education and teaching (BayEUG)
  • School basically divided into year groups; minimum number of pupils per class
  • further requirements according to §§ 15 ff. Ordinance on the Implementation of the Bavarian School Financing Law (AVBaySchFG) in conjunction with the funding announcement of 14.12.1982.
  • for school transportation: compliance with §§ 2 f. Pupil Transportation Ordinance (SchBefV)

Prerequisites for improved funding according to Art. 34a Para. 1 Sentence 1 No. 2 BaySchFG:

  • Participation of the school authority in procedures for school-related budgeting of the accounting of school expenses
  • Enabling all pupils with special educational needs to attend school free of charge
  • Application of the regulations on admission and dismissal of pupils applicable to corresponding public schools
  • Waiver of the right of consent according to Art. 43 Para. 4 Sentence 2 Half Sentence 2 BayEUG
  • Early dismissal of a pupil only in agreement with the school supervisory authority


A written application must be submitted to the government of the governmental district in which the private special school is located.


The deadlines are set by the relevant government.

Processing time

The responsible district governments are responsible for processing the applications. Processing times vary depending on staffing levels and the complexity of the cases.

Allowances for personnel expenses and discounts on current school expenses are granted on a monthly basis.

Required documents

  • Confirmation of use

    written confirmation from the school authority that the income was fully declared and that the proven expenditure was actually incurred and necessary for the school to be funded

  • proof of compliance with public procurement regulations, if applicable

    z. e.g. submission of the public invitation to tender or proof that in principle at least three companies were invited to submit a tender

  • Application documents

    in accordance with the funding notice

  • Declaration according to Art. 34a Bavarian School Financing Act


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  • none


Objection, administrative court action


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