Funding Opportunities

The various possible funding opportunities for the programme are shown below. Applicants can also directly go to www.daad.org to find out more about country specific scholarships.

Deutschland Stipendium

Target Group

Eligible for funding are individuals who are enrolled on a course at the TUHH for the period for which funding is approved or who fulfill the course admission requirements and are about to be admitted.

The next application period for the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship is expected to take place in autumn 2019.

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Type and Extent of Funding

The scholarship will be paid in the sum of EUR 300 per month as a non-repayable grant. As a rule, the approval period is one year. An extension of the scholarship is possible within the framework of a new application.

The maximum duration of funding will be geared to the standard duration of the relevant course of study (§ 6 paragraph1 StipG). It may be extended upon application if the period of study is prolonged for serious reasons such as disability, pregnancy, care and upbringing of a child or a subject-specific stay abroad (§ 7 paragraph 1 StipG). The scholarship will not be paid during a period of leave of absence from the course of study. When studies are resumed following the leave of absence the approval period will be adjusted on application from the scholarship holder (§ 7 Abs.2 StipG).

The scholarship may not be made dependent on a consideration for the private funder or on an employer-employee relationship or declaration of intent concerning a subsequent employer-employee relationship (§ 5 paragraph 2 StipG). The scholarship does not establish an employment contract with the TUHH.

Selection Criteria

(1) The selection procedure will be conducted on the basis of applicants’ school or academic performance. Performance will be assessed as follows:
a. In the case of students in their first or second subject semester of an undergraduate course of studies assessment will be based on the grade of the university entrance qualification.
b. In the case of students in their first or second subject semester of a Master’s program, assessment will be based on the grade of the degree qualifying them for the Master’s program.
c. In the case of applications from individuals from the third subject semester, assessment will be based on the arithmetic mean of the grades obtained for the examinations passed to date, as shown in the transcript of records or a grade certificate. In the case of applications for the third subject semester, applicants must provide evidence of having obtained at least 48 CP.
d. Subject-related qualifications and achievements, such as special results, distinctions and prizes in connection with studies and previous professional activity and/or internships (§ 2 Par. 2 No. 1 StipV) will be taken into consideration in assessing performance.

(2) A further requirement for scholarship funding is evidence of at least one of the following requirements in accordance with § 2 Par. 2 Nos. 2 and 3 StipV:
a. Extracurricular engagement such as voluntary work, societal or social engagement, involvement in politics at university or otherwise, or active participation in religious communities, associations or clubs.
b. Aggravating circumstances impacting on the previous educational biography, such as:

Special personal or family circumstances such as disabilities or chronic illness, looking after ones own children, especially as a single parent, or caring for close relatives in need of care, Student jobs, non-academic family background (this family background exists if neither parent has a university degree or a migration background. A person has a migration background if he or she was not born in the territory of the present Federal Republic of Germany and immigrated in or after 1950 and/or the person does not have German citizenship or has not been naturalized. Moreover, Germans have a migration background if one parent fulfills at least one of the foregoing conditions.

These “soft” factors must be adequately substantiated and described. It is not enough just to refer to them in the text of your applications.

Selection decisions are taken by a central Selection Board (AK) comprising one professorial member from each School of Studies and from the General Engineering faculty, along with two student members of the Academic Senate (or an appointed deputy who has not applied for a Deutschlandstipendium him- or herself).

Application Procedure

A scholarship can only be awarded on the basis of an application submitted within the time allowed and in the prescribed form. The application must be made on an online form. The online form is only activated during the application period. Applications received after the deadline and incomplete applications cannot be considered in the procedure! All applications must be accompanied by:

Please submit the following as attachments to the online application. You find documents a) and b) in the Bewerbungsvereinbarung_Application Agreement. Please read through this file attentively as it contains important information.

a) A signed Declaration of Participation
b) A signed Data Privacy Statement
c) A certificate of enrolment at the TUHH
d) A tabular résumé
e) Proof of performance:

University entrance qualification, in the case of foreign certificates, a translation transferable to the German system along with a conversion to the German grading system. As of the second subject semester: a transcript of records, which you can create online. In the case of applications for the third subject semester, proof of at least 48 CP is required.

For Master’s students: BA certificate, diploma, final university examination or other graduation certificates from the first university degree

Professional qualification and work references

Other certificates, proofs of performance and qualifications such as prizes, distinctions, former scholarships, etc. (in the case of foreign certificates or other foreign-language proofs of performance, please include an officially certified translation in German or English, if applicable with conversion into the German grading system).

If you cannot provide us with an adequate conversion regarding your foreign certificates such as University entrance qualification or other graduation certificates, please contact Mrs Biewendt, STUDIS-Service, biewendt@tuhh.de, at least 4 working days before end of deadline.

f) If in the current or coming semester you are no longer within the prescribed standard duration of studies for your course, please include with your application a free-form application for funding beyond the regular duration of studies, stating the reasons.

Please refrain from enquiring about the status of the selection procedure. We will inform you of the result in writing.

Approval/Rejection

Students granted a scholarship receive a notice of approval. The notice of approval will include:

-The amount of the scholarship
-The period for which it has been approved
-An indication that any extension of funding requires a new application

Students who have not been selected for a scholarship will receive a corresponding notice of rejection.

For further information, please refer here.

 

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS): International Scholarships

Target Group

The Target of this scholarship are committed and gifted students and doctoral candidates from any subject or nation who can relate to and stand up for the goals of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

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Programme Description

Every year the Foundation awards scholarships to committed students and doctoral candidates who have successfully completed a higher-education programme in their country of origin, are pursuing post-graduate studies (post-graduate courses/Master's programme) or a doctorate or who are doing at least a two-semester research project at a higher-education institution in Germany. Applicants from any nation are invited to apply. Scholars are given the opportunity to complete a German higher-education qualification, earn a doctorate or acquire additional knowledge in their academic fields. The Foundation's goal is to help further the education and training of young academics, expecting them to shoulder responsibility for the state and society in their home countries after their return. The sponsorship amount and duration depend on the academic status of the applicant. In addition, a number of allowances and contributions may be applied for.

Target Group

committed and gifted students and doctoral candidates from any subject or nation who can relate to and stand up for the goals of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Academic Requirements

Candidates have successfully completed a higher-education programme in their country of origin as well as post-graduate studies (post-graduate courses/Master's programme), a doctorate or at least a two-semester research project at a higher-education institution in Germany.

Duration

The duration of the sponsorship depends on the circumstances and study aims as well as on the proven academic achievements. The grant period for graduates, that is, students doing post-graduate studies or a Master's programme, generally extends over two years. For doctoral candidates the sponsorship is awarded for a period of three years.

Scholarship Value

Graduates receive a monthly grant of EUR 850. PhD students, subject to fulfilment of the requirements for unconditional admission to a doctoral programme at an institution of higher education in Germany, as well as scholarship holders with a degree comparable to a Master's degree from a German higher-education institution who are coming to Germany for the purpose of research and can provide evidence of at least two years of academic activity upon the start of the scholarship, receive a monthly grant of EUR 1,100.

The Foundation grants a number of allowances and contributions, i.e. to health- and long-term care insurance as well as child- and family allowances, if applicable. See here for further information.

Application Deadline

Closing date for applications is July 15th (12 o'clock noon) of each year.

Further information on the application procedure here.

 

Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Academic Disciplines

Target Group

The target of this scholarship are excellently-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diplom or comparable academic degree) at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.

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This scholarship programme offers you the opportunity to continue your academic education in Germany with a postgraduate course of study.

Who can apply?

Excellently-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diplom or comparable academic degree) at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme. For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes.

What can be funded?

Participation in a postgraduate programme after a first undergraduate course of study for the purpose of technical or scientific specialisation Specifically, the following is supported: a postgraduate or Master's degree programme completed at a state or state-recognised university in Germany or the first or second year of study at a state or state-recognised German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree programme completed in the home country or in another foreign country; recognition of the academic achievements rendered in Germany must be guaranteed. The standard period of study of the postgraduate or Master's degree programme should not be exceeded as a result of the study year in Germany.

Duration of the funding

For a postgraduate or Master's degree completed in Germany: between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme The scholarships are awarded for the duration of the standard period of study for the chosen study programme (up to a maximum of 24 months). To receive further funding after the first year of study for 2-year courses, proof of academic achievements thus far should indicate that the study programme can be successfully completed within the standard period of study. Applicants who are already in Germany in the first academic year of a 2-year postgraduate or Master's programme at the time of their application may apply for a scholarship for the second year of study. In this case, it is not possible to extend the scholarship. For a study period in Germany as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree completed in a foreign country: usually one academic year; an extension is not possible.

The scholarship usually begins on 1st October, or earlier if the student takes a language course prior to the study programme. Value Scholarship payments of 850 euros a month Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding One-off study allowance Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits: Monthly rent subsidy Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family

To enable scholarship holders to learn German in preparation for their stay in the country, DAAD offers the following services: Payment of course fees for the online language course "Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO)" (www.deutsch-uni.com) for six months after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter if necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) before the start of the study visit; the DAAD decides whether to fund participation and for how long depending on German language skills and project. Participation in a language course is compulsory if the study programme is taught in German. Allowance for a personally chosen German language course during the scholarship period Reimbursement of the fees for the TestDaF test which has either been taken in the home country after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter or in Germany before the end of the funding period As an alternative to the TestDaF for scholarship holders who have taken a language course beforehand: the fee for a DSH examination taken during the scholarship period may be reimbursed. Selection An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.

The most important selection criteria are: academic achievements convincing academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany

For further information click here.

 

Federal Ministry of Education and Research: Federal Training Assistance Act

Target Group

German and EU citizens as well as persons with a legal status as per BAföG § 8who are in vocational training at a school or academy, completing a higher-education entrance qualification or studying at a higher-education institution.

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Programme Description

The BAföG training assistance provides state funding for pupils and students at vocational and general educational schools, colleges, academies and institutions of higher education, including the compulsory internships related to training and education. The assistance is likewise extended to public and private (if equivalent) establishments for education. Training via corresponding distance learning courses is eligible for funding, as well. The training assistance may also be granted for a training period abroad. Foreigners and German citizens are eligible for the training assistance. The exact requirements for qualification depend on the candidate's legal status, such as citizenship in other EU countries, settlement permit or the recognition of a refugee status. The training assistance is intended to contribute to the cost of living and education. To this end, the BAföG Act provides qualifying lump-sum rates, which vary according to the type of training.

Target Group

German and EU citizens as well as persons with a legal status as per BAföG § 8 who are in vocational training at a school or academy, completing a higher-education entrance qualification or studying at a higher-education institution.

Duration

The BAföG grant covers the duration of the training, school holidays and lecture breaks included. As a general rule, pupils are eligible for funding as long as they attend training or education. The funding period for students generally corresponds to the standard period of study, the so-called maximum funding period. Funding beyond this point is possible for a limited period of time in exceptional cases.

Scholarship Value

There are different types of funding for different target groups, i.e. full or partial grants, government or bank loans. Please find further information on the topic here

The maximum amount for students at higher-education institutions who are not living in the same household as their parents is currently of EUR 735 per month.

Application Papers

Generally responsible for students: the Student Services (Studentenwerk) of the institution of higher education the applicants are enrolled at trainees at night schools, colleges and academies: the Education Assistance Office (Amt für Ausbildungsförderung) of the municipality or district administration, which is competent for the training or education establishment the candidate has chosen all other pupils: the Education Assistance Office (Amt für Ausbildungsförderung) of the municipality or district administration in which the candidate's parents reside

All relevant contact data (addresses, telephone numbers, websites) of the single Education Assistance Offices (Ämter für Ausbildungsförderung) can be found at www.bafög.de

Application Deadline

Applications should be submitted in due time before the beginning of the training. For more information , plese click here.

 

Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Scholarship for International Students

Target Group

Particularly gifted students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The candidates' aptitudes and personalities show excellent promise for an academic or professional career. Moreover, candidates are expected to show commitment to the values of social democracy.

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Programme Description

Applicants come from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Students in any subject area are eligible to apply, if they demonstrate excellent school or academic merit, wish to study in Germany, are committed to the values of social democracy and live by them. Scholarships are awarded to highly-performing students and include a comprehensive seminar programme to help enhance the candidates' social competences and academic skills. Individual support by an on-site liaison lecturer is another benefit of the sponsorship. Each year up to 40 students are awarded FES sponsorships. They are paid a monthly amount of EUR 750 in Bachelor’s, Diplom, Magister, state examination programmes or EUR 850 or, respectively, when doing a Master’s course. Furthermore, costs for health insurance are funded and scholars with a child receive a family allowance of EUR 276. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

Target Group

particularly gifted students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The candidates' aptitudes and personalities show excellent promise for an academic or professional career. Moreover, candidates are expected to show commitment to the values of social democracy.

Academic Requirements

admission to study or enrolment at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany sufficient knowledge of German, although the courses are held in English. This means a 'Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang' of at least DSH level 2, a 'Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache' of at least level 4 or a 'Zertifikat C 1' by a Goethe Institute Number of Scholarships up to 40 scholarships per year

Duration

Maximum funding period corresponds to BAföG regulations

Scholarship Value

International students receive a monthly base amount of EUR 750 in a Bachelor’s, Diplom, Magister or state examination programme or EUR 850 in a Master’s course. In addition, costs for health insurance are funded and scholars with a child receive a family allowance of EUR 276. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

Application Papers

All application forms and further information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

Applications may be submitted at any time; there are, however, specific timelines which are detailed here.