Merit scholarships for international students enrolled at Universität Hamburg

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International students and first-degree graduates with good to excellent academic achievements can apply for monthly scholarships of up to EUR 650. The maximum funding period is twelve months.

When to apply

When to apply varies according to which degree program an applicant is pursuing:

Only advanced semester students pursuing Diplom, Magister and Staatsexamen (state examination) degrees may apply for merit scholarships.

Students pursuing BA, BSc, MA, MSc and PhD degrees must be at least in their third semester.

All applicants must have been enrolled in their degree program at Universität Hamburg for at least two semesters!

**Application deadline **

Application deadlines are 15 April  and 15 October.

For scholarships granted during application rounds with a 15 April deadline, payment commences from the subsequent 1 October.
For scholarships granted during application rounds with a 15 October deadline, payment commences from the subsequent 1 April.


Apart from demonstrating good to excellent academic performance, applicants must be willing to devote two to four hours per week to our internationalization projects.

The merit scholarship is open to international students twenty-nine years or younger pursuing a Magister, bachelor's, or master's degree, or those thirty-three years or younger pursuing a doctoral degree.

International students who are eligible for BAföG assistance (§8 of the German Federal Education and Training Assistance Act, Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz) are not eligible to apply.


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