Upon request of the University of Erfurt, the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society (TMWWDG) informed that all doctoral candidates, who were enrolled at a German university on 1 December 2022 can apply for the energy price flat rate of 200 euros.
In the first bill, doctoral candidates were explicitly excluded; however, after an amendment, the paragraph was deleted. The law has already been passed by the Bundestag and is planned to come into force on 21 December 2022. Information on the energy price flat rate for students (and doctoral candidates) can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (in German only).
The service page on the energy crisis at the University of Erfurt will also provide further up-to-date information on this in the future. So far there are no details known on how to apply for the energy flat rate.