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 for application. 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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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.


PROMOS helps students to go abroad for shorter periods of up to six months. PROMOS is an option for you if your time abroad does not qualify for funding from any of the structured programmes. The majority of scholarships are awarded for studies abroad, travel cost grants are awarded for internships abroad and short scholarships are awarded for internships outside of Europe as part of internationally related study programmes. The International Office will be pleased to advise you.


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.

Bildungskredit (education loan)

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

[Translate to Englisch:] Auslandsstudium mit Kind

"Travel during your studies? Looking for perspectives - with a child? We help you prepare for a stay abroad and show how other studying parents fared with their children abroad."

You can obtain further information from the "Coordination Office for Family-Friendly University" at the University of Wismar.