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Scholarships for international HAW Hamburg Bachelor students

 

1. Excellence Scholarships

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.

 

Scholarships:

We award scholarships of up to 1.800 Euros per semester.

 

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, 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 are an EU citizen or do not have a residency permit according to §16 Aufenthaltsgesetz)
  • Your GPA is at least 2,2

 

Application documents:

The following documents must be submitted for the application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Transcript of records
  • Bescheinigung über erbrachte Leistungen (former PAV form): for students whose GPA and current number of credit points are not indicated in their transcript of records (at the moment this applies to all degrees at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science except Fahrzeugbau, Flugzeugbau and Maschinenbau) 
  • Confirmation of enrollment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung, download from HELIOS)
  • Copy of your residence permit (for non-EU citizen) or ID/passport (for EU citizens)
  • Letter of recommendation from two professors/teachers of your study course (*see regulations below for students who have previously received the scholarship) (HAW form)
  • Bank details (HAW form)
  • Optional: If you would like to include proof of financial hardship in the application, please submit the financial situation form and bank statements of the last three months

 

*New regulations for recommendation letters:

You have:

  • not received this scholarship before OR received this scholarship before, but not within your current degree course OR handed in a letter from a professor of your previous university: TWO letters of recommendation from a professor/teacher of HAW Hamburg
  • received this scholarship (within your current degree course) and handed in ONE letter from a HAW professor or TWO letters from the SAME PROFESSOR: ONE additional letter of recommendation (not from the same professor who wrote your previous letter of recommendation)
  • received this scholarship before and submitted letters of recommendation from TWO DIFFERENT PROFESSORS: no further letters necessary!

 

Application deadlines:

Summer semester: 30 March every year

Winter semester: 30 September every year

Applications received after the deadlines can unfortunately not be accepted.

 

Application:

The application has to be submitted online. You can apply here 

 

2. Scholarships for highly committed students

The HAW Hamburg awards up to 5 scholarships for highly committed international degree seeking students per semester. The grants are sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Scholarships:

We award scholarships of up to 1.800 Euros per semester.

 

Application requirements:

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

  • You are an international student at the HAW Hamburg (You completed your school education outside of Germany or successfully graduated from a Studienkolleg.)
  • You have successfully completed at least two semesters at HAW Hamburg
  • You have a GPA of at least 2,5.
  • You are a volunteer (Proof required)
    • in an international context at the HAW Hamburg, e.g. at different events of the International Office like the weBuddy programme, the Welcome Weeks, the Culture Café, Intercultural Trainings, Presentation of Nations, Language Tandems; as a member of ASTA, FSR or other student committees)
  • If you have planned to continue volunteering, please indicate in your letter of motivation in which context you plan to be involved.
  • You do not receive any other financial support from the HAW Hamburg during the scholarship period
  • If your own income exceeds 800 Euro/month during the scholarship period, the amount of your scholarship will be reduced.

Application documents:

The following documents must be submitted online:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages focusing mainly on your voluntary commitment and your academic achievements)
  • Letter of Motivation (max. 2 pages)

    • In which contexts are you volunteering? What motivated you to be a volunteer? Optional: Where do you want to volunteer next semester? Which activities could the International Office offer that you would like to volunteer for?

  • Proof of your voluntary commitment (type, scope and duration of the commitment, e.g. a letter of recommendation of a person who can confirm your commitment)
  • Transcript of records (for students from the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science: Please additionally upload the "Bescheinigung über erbrachte Leistungen" that can be filled out by your faculty service office or the chairman of the examination board).
  • Confirmation of enrolment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung, download from HELIOS)
  • Copy of your residence permit (for non-EU citizen) or ID/passport (for EU citizens)
  • Bank details (HAW form)
  • Optional: If you would like to include proof of financial hardship in the application, please submit the financial situation form and bank statements of the last three months

 

Application deadlines:

Summer semester: 30 March every year

Winter semester: 30 September every year

Applications received after the deadlines can unfortunately not be accepted.

 

Application:

The application has to be submitted online. You can apply here.

 

 

NOTE:

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.

Letzte Änderung: 21.03.20

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If you have questions:

HAW Hamburg
International Office


Teresa Schaubs
T +49.40.428 75-9183

Consultation hours by phone (until 20.04.2020):
Mo + Tue, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,  Thurs. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.