Further funding options

For a stay abroad there are a lot of programs and scholarships available, but you have take into consideration the different requirements, conditions and deadlines and the application for the following funding programs are not handled by the International Office of HTW.. Please note that there is no general right or guarantee to receive a funding, as a selection of candidates is generally required among all applicants.

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DAAD - With Scholarship Abroad

All current information on scholarship programs, application deadlines, and scholarship rates can be found here.

For guidance on DAAD scholarships at events or on social media, five explanatory videos on DAAD scholarships are available on the DAAD-Youtube - Channel in short- and long versions .

You can find the DAAD scholarships in the scholarship database.

German state student grant and loan (BAföG) for studies abroad

If you are entitled to BAföG, you are also entitled to Auslands-BAföG (German state student grant and loan (BAföG) for studies abroad). It is paid for mandatory internships within Europe and for studies abroad lasting a maximum of one year. In addition to the scholarship, funding is available to help cover the travel costs, tuition fees up to max. 5,600 euros and any additional health insurance. It is not possible to receive the “normal” BAföG while you are receiving Auslands-BaföG.

Bildungskredit (education loan)

If you are not receiving a scholarship, you can apply for a Bildungskredit (education loan).

GOstralia!-GOmerica! Full and partial scholarships

GOstralia!-GOmerica! awards full and partial scholarships for the reopening of the New Zealand borders.

Apply now and secure one of the exclusive scholarships for a study abroad semester in 2023, regardless of your grades! More information: gostralia-gomerica.de/restartnz


Additionally, there is a chance for two full scholarships for a semester abroad in Australia or Vietnam.

GOstralia!-GOmerica! awards 2 full scholarships for a semester abroad for the 1st and 2nd half of 2024 to two friends, or "mates," who can apply with a short video. The winning pair can choose to spend a semester abroad together at one of the seven participating universities in Australia or Vietnam. The scholarships are open to students from all fields of study and are awarded regardless of grades. The application deadline is September 30, 2023, or March 31, 2024, for the 2nd half of the year.

Students can apply for the following universities:

  • University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University
  • Deakin University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of South Australia
  • Edith Cowan University
  • RMIT University Vietnam

More information is available at gostralia-gomerica.de/mates.

Scholarships provided by the Polish government.

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland offers scholarships for study and research stays at Polish universities.

China Scholarship Program

The China Scholarship Program offered by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation) is designed for non-Sinologists who intend to pursue a one-year language, study, and internship program in the People's Republic of China.


Studying in the USA? Yes, please!

Seize the opportunity and experience the USA with a Fulbright Study Grant 2024-25!

Until September 8, 2023 (23:59:59 CET), master's students and bachelor's graduates who wish to study as graduate students at a US university for one to two semesters in the 2023-24 academic year can apply for a Fulbright Study Grant. The grant supports the study stay in the USA with up to $34,500. To learn more about the application requirements and process, click here.

For inquiries about the scholarship program, please contact studienstipendien@fulbright.de.

On July 20, 2023, at 4:30 PM, Fulbright Germany will host a virtual info session where questions about the study grant and practical tips for applying to a US university will be provided. Here is the link to register.

Dates for info sessions with Fulbright Network Universities in the USA will be gradually published on the Fulbright Germany website at www.fulbright.de.

The Fulbright scholarship programme is an option if you want to spend an academic year (study programme) or an academic semester and an internship semester (alumni programme) in the USA. For guidance and application formalities please contact the International Office.