According to the Federal Ministry of Education, more than 300,000 applications were made one day after the application platform for the 200-euro energy price flat rate for students and technical school students was activated. A spokesman pointed to the latest figures published on the “” website.

According to this, almost 340,000 applications were successfully submitted in the morning and around 43,000 payments of around 8.6 million euros were made. The site went online on Wednesday, a good six months after the announcement of the special payment. Due to the large crowd, there were initially technical problems. Around 3.5 million students and technical students in Germany are entitled to the 200 euros to cushion the increase in electricity and heating costs.