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Final Year Scholarships for international HAW Hamburg students

International students at the HAW Hamburg can apply for a scholarship when they are in their final year and only have to complete their final exams and Bachelor's or Master's thesis. You can apply for a DAAD-Scholarship at the HAW Hamburg International Office and for a City of Hamburg Scholarship at the Studierendenwerk Hamburg. We recommend that you apply to both programmes to increase your chances of being awarded a scholarship. It is however, only possible to get a scholarship from one programme.


We award scholarships up to 400 Euros/month for up to five months.

Application requirements:

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

  • You are an international Bachelor or Master student at the HAW Hamburg
  • You will be finishing your Bachelor studies within 12 months after applying for the scholarship Master students may apply if they only need to complete their Master's thesis 
  • You have good grades
  • You are financing your studies on your own
  • You are not eligible for a BAföG loan. (If you fulfill the criteria for a BAföG loan but do not receive funding, you are unfortunately not eligible for the scholarship)

Application documents:

1. DAAD Scholarship / International Office: The following documents must be submitted:

  • Application form (download here)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Motivation with a study plan for the upcoming semester/year
  • Transcript of records
  • Confirmation from the chairman of the examination board (last page of the application form)
  • Confirmation of enrolment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung, download from HELIOS)
  • Repayment obligation in case of naturalization (penultimate page of application form)
  • Copies of your bank statements for the last three months.
  • Copy of your residence permit (for non-EU citizen) or ID/passport (for EU citizens)

Please submit your complete application to the International Office (Stiftstraße 69, 20099 Hamburg, Building G,1st floor). If you would like to submit your application outside of the open office hours you can use the post box next to the International Office entrance.

2. City of Hamburg Scholarship / Studierendenwerk Hamburg: The application form is available directly from the Studierendenwerk Hamburg, Grindelallee 9 and your complete application must be submitted there.

We recommend that you apply to both programmes to increase your chances of being awarded a scholarship.

Application deadlines:

30.09. (for the winter semester)
30.03. (for the summer semester)

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; i.e. you cannot get an Academic Merit scholarship as well as a Final Year scholarship.

Letzte Änderung: 07.12.17

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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

Studierendenwerk Hamburg
Grindelallee 9 / Room 204
20146 Hamburg

Office hours:
Tue 2 - 5 p.m. (March - August also Tue 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.)
Thurs 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. & 2 - 5 p.m.