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Scholarships for international HAW Hamburg Bachelor students

The HAW Hamburg awards scholarships for academic merit to its international Bachelor students, who have successfully completed their first two semesters. The grants are awarded with funding from the City of Hamburg.


We award scholarships of up to 1.800 Euros per semester. An application for a further two semesters is possible.

Application requirements:

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 successfully completed at least two semesters at the HAW Hamburg and are studying in the Regelstudienzeit* (*the number of semesters defined for the completion of your degree). (If you are at the end of your studies, meaning that you only have one year left until you finish your studies, you can apply for the Degree Completion Grant.)
  • You completed your school education outside of Germany or successfully graduated from a Studienkolleg.
  • You are not entitled to BAföG, i.e. you do not fulfil the requirements of § 8 of the Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAföG) (If you are unsure please contact the BAföG Amt. You should definitely do this if you do not have a residency permit according to §16 Aufenthaltsgesetz or are an EU citizen)
  • Applicants from engineering (BSc or BEng) degrees must have a grade point average of at least 2.9
  • Applicants from non-engineering (BA) degrees must have a grade point average of at least 2.5


Application documents:

The following documents must be submitted for the application (also if you are applying for an extension):

  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Letter of Motivation* (max. 1 page)
  • Transcript of records
  • Letter of Recommendation from a professor at the HAW Hamburg (The form will be available in the middle of February 2019.)
  • Confirmation from the chairman of the examination board (HAW form)
  • Confirmation of enrollment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung, download from HELIOS)
  • Copy of your residence permit (for non-EU citizen) or ID/passport (for EU citizens)


Application deadlines:

The application deadline for the summer semester 2019 is 30. March 2019. Applications received after this deadline can unfortunately not be accepted.


The application has to be submitted online. The link to the platform will be posted here as soon as the application period has started.

* Letter of Motivation should include the following:

- why did you choose your degree programme at the HAW Hamburg?
- why do you think you should be considered for a scholarship?

You can apply for more than one programme to increase your chances of getting a scholarship. It is however, not possible to be awarded a scholarship for more than one programme; i.e. you cannot get an Academic Merit scholarship as well as a Final Year scholarship.

Letzte Änderung: 13.12.18

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If you have questions:

HAW Hamburg
International Office

Teresa Schaubs
T +49.40.428 75-9183

Open office hours:
First Floor / Room 116
Thurs. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
or by appointment

Campus Berliner Tor
Students Centre
Stiftstr. 69 / Building G
20099 Hamburg