The merit-based programme gives international students and doctoral candidates the opportunity to study at Universität Hamburg. In addition to showing academic excellence candidates contribute to society or are committed to intercultural dialogue. There are no restrictions on the subject area or type of degree. The award of merit scholarships should enable the students to concentrate fully on their studies and give them the opportunity to develop their skills.
international students and doctoral candidates who have been enrolled in their course of study for a minimum of 2 semesters at Universität Hamburg and who do not qualify for assistance under the German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG)
international students who have been enrolled in their subject at Universität Hamburg for at least 2 semesters and are aiming for a degree. Students from 2-year Master’s courses and doctoral candidates can apply after 1 semester has already been completed.
2 semesters (12 months in total)
An application renewal after receiving the scholarship is possible. The maximum funding period in justified exceptional cases is 3 years.
usually a maximum of 850 EUR per month; depending on the availability of funds about 2 to 3 doctoral candidates per application round may be awarded a merit-based scholarship of 1,000 EUR per month.
Please find further information on the programme as well as the application forms for the online application procedure here
15 April and 15 October of each year