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Universität Hamburg Degree Completion Grants 2019 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 2019 (for period of funding from 1 July–31 December)
  • 1st December 2019 (for period of funding from 1 January–30 June)

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): Germany

Type: Grant

Eligibility: Persons entitled to funding are students who:

  • 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.

Selection Criteria: Selection is based upon financial need.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value and Duration of Award: 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.

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):

Application link 1 June

Online applications require the following documents:

  • tabular CV
  • reason for your application
  • tabular 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.

Visit the Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Universität Hamburg

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

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