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Degree Completion Grants for international students

International students at the HAW Hamburg can apply for financial support to complete their degree. There are two types of grants: one is offered by the DAAD (application to the HAW Hamburg International Office) and the second is offered by the City of Hamburg (application to the Studierendenwerk Hamburg). You can apply for both to increase your chances; though it is only possible to receive a grant from one of the sponsors.

 

1. DAAD Grant

Application requirements:

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

  • You are an international Bachelor or Master student at the HAW Hamburg.
  • You are planning to complete your thesis and finish your studies within 6 months after applying for the grant.
  • You have good grades.
  • You can prove that you are in financial need (you have to prove that your own income and assets do not cover your expenses during the final phase of your studies.)
  • 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.)

Application documents:

The following documents must be sent as one file to io_scholarships(@)haw-hamburg.de:

  • Cover Letter that states why you are eligible for this grant (should include information about exams that have been taken, but are not yet visible in your transcript, topic of your thesis and when you plan to register/hand in your thesis)
  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Transcript of records
  • Confirmation of enrolment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung, download from HELIOS)
  • Copy of your residence permit according to § 16 (for non-EU citizen) or ID/passport (for EU citizens)
  • Confirmation from the chairman of the examination board (PAV) (HAW form)

 

The following documents have to be submitted in person:

  • Financial Situation formHAW form
  • Copies of your bank statements for the last three months (Please provide all accounts you own. It has to be transparent how you finance yourself.)

 

Please hand in those documents during the indicated drop-in hours or make an appointment.

Next possible drop-in hours:

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 2-4 p.m.

 

Application Deadlines for the 2020 grants:

30 November 2019 (funding period January - June 2020)

May/June 2020 (the exact deadline has yet to be determined, funding period July - December 2020)

The length of funding depends on the date you plan to submit your thesis and finish your studies.


2. City of Hamburg Grant

Application requirements:

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

  • You are an international Bachelor or Master student at the HAW Hamburg.
  • You will be finishing your studies within 12 months after applying for the grant.
  • You have good grades.
  • You can prove that you are in financial need (you have to prove that your own income and assets do not cover your expenses during the final phase of your studies.)
  • 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.)

 

The amount of the financial support is based on the financial situation of the applicant. The maximum amount is calculated according to the current maximum BAföG rate (735€/month).

Application documents:

The application form is available directly from the Studierendenwerk Hamburg (Grindelallee 9) and your complete application must be submitted there.

The International Office also recommends a personal consultation before each application. Please come to one of our Drop-In Hours on Thursdays between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. or make an appointment.

Application Deadlines 2020:

31. March 2020 (summer semester 2020)

30. September 2020 (winter semester 2020/21)

 

Funding is granted for one semester. If you want to extend the grant, you need to apply again.

Contact:

Counselling Centre for study financing – BeST
Grindelallee 9 (Ground Floor)
20146 Hamburg
(close to Dammtor station)
Tel: +49 / 40 / 42 815 - 5107, - 5108
Email: best(@)studierendenwerk-hamburg.de

Office hours:
Mon 9.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tue, Thu 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri 9.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

NOTE: You can apply for more than one programme to increase your chances of getting financial support. It is, however, not possible to be awarded a grant for more than one programme.

Letzte Änderung: 20.11.19

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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