Private elementary and secondary schools; application for a grant for school expenses.

Private elementary and secondary schools approved by the school supervisory authority receive state funding upon application by the school authority. Lump-sum grants are awarded for the necessary school expenses.



The purpose of the state grants is to assist private entities in financing school expenses.


Private elementary and secondary schools operated by a legal entity under public or private law and operating on a non-profit basis are granted benefits for school expenses.

School boards receive a lump-sum grant amount per pupil per school year for necessary school expenses.

A two-year grace period applies (exception: church schools).

Grant recipients

School boards of private substitute schools are eligible to apply.


Among other things:

  • Proof of the non-profit status of the school authority (Art. 29 Para. 2 BaySchFG).
  • Presence of a school supervisory approval of the school according to Art. 92 ff. BayEUG
  • Benefits are only granted if the school has existed for at least two years without significant objections from the school supervisory authorities.


The Bavarian State Office for Schools handles the processing of the lump-sum benefits for the necessary school expenses centrally.

Special notes

Substitute schools may only be established and operated with state approval. The application for approval, together with all the necessary documents, must be submitted to the school supervisory authority no later than four months before the start of the school year (for further information, see "Related topics"). If you intend to establish a school or apply for state funding, please contact the local government as early as possible to avoid errors or deficiencies in the application process.

Required documents

  • Application form
  • Proof of non-profit status (certified by the responsible tax office)

  • Notice of approval from the locally competent government

  • if necessary, further documents


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf pauschale Zuschüsse für den Personal- und Schulaufwand
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.


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