Degree Completion Grants for International Students at Universität Hamburg in Germany

  • Master, Bachelor
  • €200 - €720 per month for 6 months
  • December 1, 2019
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Universität Hamburg supports its international students on their way to the successful completion of their degrees with degree completion grants.

Eligibility

Persons entitled to funding are students who:

  • are enrolled at Universität Hamburg
  • are not German citizens;
  • are not eligible for BAföG (federal student loan scheme);
  • are preparing for or are in the final examination phase of their studies;
  • have no financial support during this phase (proof required).

International students studying fee-based degree programs are eligible for this grant in exceptional cases, but they will not have priority in the selection procedure.

The following groups are excluded from funding:

  • international students who fulfill the requirements of Section 8 of the German federal training assistance act (Bundesgesetz über individuelle Förderung der Ausbildung, BAföG))
  • doctoral researchers

Benefits

Degree completion grants are usually awarded for 6 months. The monthly amount of funding ranges between €200 and a maximum of €720. The individual funding amount is calculated according to the respective income.
If the final examination is not completed within the 6-month period, an extension may be requested. The maximum funding period is 12 months.

Students pursuing Diplom, Magister, or Staatsexamen degrees may apply for a 12-month grant with their first application.

Application

Online applications require the following documents:

  • CV
  • reason for your application
  • schedule detailing all steps leading to your final examination
  • an evaluation from the supervisor of your final thesis

You must upload these documents to the online application portal.

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