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Scholarships for international HAW Hamburg Master students

The HAW Hamburg awards scholarships for academic merit to its international Master's students*. 

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that we are making changes to the scholarship process at the HAW Hamburg. Starting with the summer semester 2018 we are planning to change to an online application system. We will also be making changes to specific application criteria, e.g. GPA. Please therefore do not apply for a scholarship at the moment. We will inform you here once everything has been decided.

Scholarship:

We award scholarships of up to 500 Euros/month for up to five months. An extension for a further semester is possible.

Application requirements:

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

  • You are an international Master's student at the HAW Hamburg
  • You completed your school education outside of Germany or successfully graduated from a Studienkolleg
  • You successfully completed a Bachelor's degree
  • If you do not have a residence permit according to §16 AufenthaltG or come from an EU country, please apply for BAföG and submit a copy of the official letter or your BAföG application with your scholarship application
  • *Students studying the degree programmes Design, Public Health, Public Management, Social and Health Management may not apply for the scholarship


1. Application in the first semester:
You have completed your Bachelor’s degree with a final grade of 2.5 or better according to the German grading system.

2. Application after the first semester or for a scholarship extension: In order to apply for an extension of your scholarship or after completing your first semester at HAW Hamburg, you must have completed all the courses of the semester according to the curriculum of your degree programme with a grade point average of 2.5 or better.

Application documents:

The following documents must be submitted for the application:

1. For an application in the first semester:

  • Letter of Motivation*
  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages without photo)
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor from the university where you completed your Bachelor's degree
  • Copy your uni-assist VPD document
  • Confirmation of enrolment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung, download from HELIOS)
  • Copy of your residence permit (for non-EU citizen) or ID/passport (for EU citizens)
  • Copy of BAföG letter (see application requirements above)

 

2. For an application after the first semester or for an extension:

  • Letter of Motivation*
  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages without photo)
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor at the HAW Hamburg (HAW form)
  • Confirmation from the chairman of the examination board (HAW form)
  • Confirmation of enrolment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung, download from HELIOS)
  • Transcript of records
  • Copy of your residence permit (for non-EU citizen) or ID/passport (for EU citizens)
  • Copy of BAföG letter (see application requirements above)


Application deadlines:

We are planning new application deadlines and will inform you here.

* 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?
- if you do/did voluntary work, please tell us about it (job, time frame, etc.)
- tell us about your ideas of how we could improve the integration of international students to ensure they study successfully or suggestions for activities to support the intercultural exchange between HAW students


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: 12.01.18

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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