Scholarships for International Students

Unfortunately the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences cannot provide scholarships for a complete course of studies. There are, however, a number of institutions and/or foundations to which one can apply for funding. In many cases this must be done even one year in advance of the beginning of one’s studies. Each of these scholarship programmes has different requirements. Some scholarships are only available to people with very good German abilities, while others require academic excellence or social commitment. Please also note that most scholarships are only available to students enrolled in post-graduate programmes or working on a doctorate, as these students have a proven academic track record.

A basic overview can be found on the following websites:

https://www.study-in.de/en/plan-your-studies/financing-and-scholarships_27633.php

https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/en

https://www.bmbf.de/de/die-begabtenfoerderungswerke-884.html 

For students who are already in a relatively late semester at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences there is the possibility of applying for a partial scholarship (usually 300 EUR per month for one year, starting only in the winter semester). The following possibilities exist:

The Deutschlandstipendium is funded in half by the German Federal Government and in half by private corporations. It is primarily intended for students with good grades and a good command of the German language. Application period: May/June
Further information can be found here. (only in German)

The Studienstiftung der Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg also offers partial scholarships, primarily intended for students with financial difficulties. It is possible to apply for it after the 4th semester of a bachelor’s course or the 2nd semester of a master’s course. Students in further education courses requiring payment of fees may not apply to this scholarship. Application period: March/April
Further information can be found here.

The DAAD-Matching Funds Scholarship is funded in half by the DAAD and in half by private corporations. Only students with a non-German citizenship may apply. Application period: April/May. Further information will be provided by e-mail to all students.

The STIBET-Completion Grant is different from these scholarships and it is only available for students who are at the end of their studies. It is funded by the DAAD in order to help international students to obtain their degrees during a 3-month period of thesis writing. Application period is twice a year in February and July. Further information will be provided by e-mail to all students.

The Equal Opportunities Commissioner of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg awards scholarships to Master students with children. The programme supports students of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg who are not entitled to BAföG and who provide for their biological or adopted children in a joint household. Further information can be found here