End-Of-Study funding for International Students in Germany

  • Master, Bachelor
  • up to 400 € per month
  • 15 August 2019

Particularly qualified international students can apply for an end-of-study scholarship if they are already at the end of their studies. The Department of International Affairs awards these scholarships through funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Foreign Office.

The main goal of the end-of-study scholarship is to provide financial support to international students during the preparation of their final thesis, so that they can fully concentrate on their final degree. International students who have achieved very good or good grades and who are in the final phase of their studies are eligible to apply.


We accept applications from students:

  • foreign nationals with foreign educational qualifications° ,
  • who are enrolled at TH Köln with the aim to obtain a university degree,
  • who are in financial need,
  • who are in the final stage of their degree program and and who, based on their previously achieved grades, are likely to graduate within a maximum of two semesters,
  • who live in Germany during the time of writing their final thesis.

We cannot accept applications from students:

  • who are enrolled as exchange students, students of Cologne Prep Class or German language courses,
  • who are enrolled in a Master program for continuing education
  • who (also) have the German nationality, or have obtained their higher education entrance qualification in Germany,
  • who receive BAföG,
  • who are currently recipients of any full or partial scholarship from DAAD or other organizations,
  • who are studying or doing an internship abroad during the scholarship period.

Please note that your application for the end-of-study scholarship can only be considered if you have not yet completed your thesis. You can prove this by registering your thesis with the Examination Office.


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The successful scholar will get the amount worth up to 400 € per month (single parent Bachelor-students: up to 750 € / single parent Master-students: up to 850 €) for up to 6 months.


Please submit the following documents to the International Office at your campus or via e-mail:

  • completed and signed application form,
  • current certificate of enrollment at TH Köln,
  • current transcript of records with indication of the average grade,
  • list of not completed modules/exams with estimated completion date,
  • CV,
  • recommendation letter from a professor/supervisor,
  • Copy of your passport with your personal details,
  • Evidence of current finances (bank statements of the last three months. In addition, copy of working or scholarship contracts, if applicable),
  • Copy of the thesis registration from the examination office, if available,
  • Proof of social commitment, if available.

Please contac Ms. Ohlsen at the International Office if you have any questions about the end-of-study scholarship or wish to make an application. You can hand in your documents in person, send them by post or send them a maximum of two PDF-files by e-mail.

Please submit one set of the required application documents to:

TH Köln
Department of International Affairs
Lis Dagny Ohlsen
Claudiusstr. 1, Room 55,
50678 Köln

Postal address: Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 54, 50968 Köln
E-mail: lis.ohlsen@th-koeln.de

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