Degree Completion Grants for International Students at University of Hamburg in Germany

Country: Germany;

Deadline: 01.10.2017



Degree completion grants for international students

International undergraduate students (i.e., students who are nationals of countries other than Germany) seeking a degree from Universität Hamburg and whose monthly income does not exceed €450 can apply for a degree completion grant.

The maximum level of the grant is €450 per month and it may be authorized for up to 12 months.

Funding period

The maximum funding period for students pursuing Diplom, Magister, Staatsexamen degrees is twelve months.

BA, BSc/MA, MSc degree students can apply for the grant to cover their degree exam period. Funding periods begin with registration for degree exams and end with the final exam. Thus, the maximum funding period for these degrees is six months.

The degree completion grant is not intended to fully finance the final phase of your studies. Rather, it should be considered as supplemental support on your path towards your degree.

The following groups are excluded from funding:

  • international students who do not fulfill the prerequisites of Section 8 of the German Federal Education and Training Assistance Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz, BAFöG)
  • doctoral students
  • You can submit your application all year long. It will be considered for the next available application period. 
    Applications are processed in rounds according to the following dates:

    1 January / 1 April / 1 July / 1 October

    We are happy to answer any questions you may have. There is no legal entitlement to funding. We wish you good luck with your application!

  • Applications must be submitted complete and on time. Please start collecting your application documents early to be ready for uploading everything onto the application portal.

    You must submit an evaluation from your supervising professor. Your supervisor must be a professor at Universität Hamburg. Evaluations from visiting, acting or retired professors are not accepted. Your evaluation must verify that you will complete your degree within the stated funding period. Please make sure that your supervisor also meets our deadline.