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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) 2023 Undergraduate & Masters Scholarships for International Students – Germany

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences awards scholarships to academically strong international students studying in Bachelors and Masters degree programmes. The good news is that the City of Hamburg subsidises degree programmes at Hamburg universities, so the school does not charge tuition fees for national and international students except professional Master’s programmes.

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About Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)

Developing sustainable solutions to the societal challenges of today and tomorrow. This is the goal of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), northern Germany’s leading applied sciences university when it comes to reflective practice. Our central focus is the excellence of our teaching and our degree courses. Simultaneously, HAW Hamburg is continuing to develop its profile as a research university. People from more than 100 countries help make HAW Hamburg what it is, and our diversity is our particular strength.... read more


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HAW Undergraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of HAW Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Undergraduate: Up to 400 Euros/month (4 months per semester).
  • An application for a further semester is possible.

The scholarship is for one semester; an extension for a further two semesters is possible, if all the courses per semester are completed with a grade average of at least 2.5.


Requirements for HAW Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

General

  • Candidates must be enrolled as students at the HAW Hamburg
  • Candidates must have completed their school education outside of Germany or have graduated from a Studienkolleg
  • Candidates must not be eligible for BAföG
  • Students in design degree programmes cannot participate in this programme

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the scholarship:

  • You are an international bachelor student at the HAW Hamburg.
  • You have already completed at least two semesters at the HAW Hamburg with a grade total of “very good” or “good”.
  • You have completed your school education abroad or have successfully graduated form a Studienkolleg.
  • You are not eligible for a BAföG loan (Federal Training Assistance Act). If you fulfill the criteria for a BAföG loan you are not eligible for the scholarship even if you do not actually receive the funding.
  • Students from the courses Illustration, Communication or Textile Design cannot apply for the scholarship.

Application after the first study year: Applicants from the engineering* courses may apply when their grade is better than 2,9 when they have passed all exams or with a grade better than 2,5 if up to two subjects are missing. Applicants from the non-engineering courses need to have passed all exams so far. Their average grade must be “very good” or “good”.


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Documents Required for Application

If you are applying for an excellence scholarship for the first time, you will need letters of recommendation from two instructors in your degree course. Master's students who have already received an excellence scholarship during their Bachelor studies are also required to submit two current letters of reference. All other students who have already submitted two letters are not required to submit them again.

The following documents must be submitted with every application:

  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Certificate of enrolment from myHAW
  • Current transcript from myHAW with information about average grade and completed credit points
  • For students whose average grade and credit points are not listed in their transcript (this currently applies to all degree courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, with the exception of Automotive Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering), the International Office will request the average grade and credit points from the FSB after the application deadline. 
  • Copy of your residency permit (non-EU citizens) or a copy of your passport or personal ID card (EU citizens)
  • Bank account information form
  • Financial circumstances form 


Application Deadline

March 30, 2023

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HAW Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of HAW Masters Scholarship

  • Masters: up to 500 Euros/month for up to five months.
  • An application for a further semester is possible.

The scholarship is for one semester; an extension for a further two semesters is possible, if all the courses per semester are completed with a grade average of at least 2.5.


Requirements for HAW Masters Scholarship Qualification

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the scholarship:

  • You are an international master student at the HAW Hamburg.
  • You have completed your school education abroad or have successfully graduated form a Studienkolleg.
  • You have completed your graduate program in Germany or abroad.
  • You are not eligible for a BAföG loan (Federal Training Assistance Act). If you fulfill the criteria for a BAföG loan you are not eligible for the scholarship even if you do not actually receive the funding.
  • Students from the courses Design, Public Health, Public Management, Social and Health Management as well as the further educational masters in Heide and Lüchow-Dannenberg cannot apply for the scholarship.

Application in the first semester: You have completed a your Bachelor’s degree in the semesters required and a „very good“ or „good“ grade according to the German grading system.


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Application Deadline

March 30, 2023


How to Apply

Once you have gathered all the necessary documents, please upload them to the Application portal (Mobility Online) before the deadline. Be sure to allow yourself enough time. We will inform you about the outcome of your application within four weeks after the deadline.
Contact information

International Office

Teresa Schaubs
T +49.40.428 75-9183
In-person office hours:
2nd floor / room 232
Thursdays: 2:00–5:00 pm or by appointment

Berliner Tor Campus
Student Center
Stiftstr. 69 / Gebäude (Building) G
20099 Hamburg

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