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Universität Hamburg 2020 Degree Completion Grants for International Students

Universität Hamburg supports its international students on their way to the successful completion of their degrees with degree completion grants.

Application Deadlines:

  • 1st June 2020 (for period of funding from 1 July–31 December)
  • 1st December 2020 (for period of funding from 1 January–30 June)

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Degree grant


Aim and Benefits of Degree grant

As a rule, the funding period for degree completion grant is 6 months. The maximum amount of funding is €720 per month. The amount of each grant is calculated according to the criteria stipulated in the German federal training assistance act (Bundesgesetz über individuelle Förderung der Ausbildung, BAföG).
If the final examination is not completed within the 6-month period, an extension may be requested. The maximum funding period is 12 months.


Requirements for Degree grant Qualification

Persons entitled to funding are students who:

  • are enrolled at Universität Hamburg
  • are not German citizens;
  • are not eligible for BAföG (federal student loan scheme);
  • are preparing for or are in the final examination phase of their studies;
  • have no financial support during this phase (proof required).

International students studying fee-based degree programs are eligible for this grant in exceptional cases, but they will not have priority in the selection procedure.


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Interview date, Process and Venue for Degree grant

Merit scholarships are awarded by a committee comprising members of the faculties and the ASTA (student council).

We will notify you via email roughly 4 weeks after the application deadline. For an update on the current status of your application, please see the notifications in the portal.

Selection is based upon financial need.


Documents Required for Application

  • CV
  • reason for your application
  • schedule detailing all steps leading to your final examination
  • an evaluation from the supervisor of your final thesis

Forms: Evaluation for a Universität Hamburg Degree Completion Grant (PDF)

You must upload these documents to the online application portal.



Application Deadline

December 1, 2020


How to Apply

For the relevant application periods, please use the corresponding application link and log yourself in using your STiNE ID (detailed instructions on applying online are available here (PDF)):

Application deadlines 1 June/1 December

Application link 1 June

Application link 1 December

 

Important Notes: Universität Hamburg recommends you come to an individual advising session before you submit your online application.



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