International guests at h_da

Financing your stay

There are several possibilities to finance your stay at h_da, depending on your home country, the purpose and period of your visit:

  • Are you are coming from a university abroad (non-European/-ERASMUS) and you want to teach at h_da?
  • You are looking for information on external opportunities of funding (e.g. by the German Academic Exchange Service/ DAAD or the German Research Foundation/ DFG)

You have questions? Do not hesitate to contact us.

h_da Funding Programmes

h_da offers two grant programmes for visiting lecturers in order to expand international experiences at h_da, the so-called "internationalisation@home". Students who are unable to study abroad, for example, still have the opportunity to attend courses taught by international guests and to gain intercultural competences.

To apply for these programmes, guests need an academic host and department. If you would like to be a guest lecturer at h_da but do not have any contacts in the departments, please contact the Welcome Center and we can assist you with this.

Further information about how to plan a visit to h_da.

1. International Guest Lectures Programme

Funding:

  • subsidy to travel costs (max. 700 EUR for Europe/ max. 1000 EUR for overseas)
  • subsidy to health insurance (125 EUR/month)
  • lump-sum for accomodation (max. 700 EUR/ month)
  • lump-sum for working material (250 EUR)

Conditions:

  • teaching at least 2 weekly semester hours (SWS) for 1 - max. 3 months
  • also possible as comprised (block-) course
  • English as language of instruction
  • a public lecture about the topic of your course at the end of the visit

Please see more information in the call for application (donwload box on the right).

In order to take part in this programme, you need a host of one of our departments. He/ she will then apply for funding by the Welcome Center (this is why the application document is only available in German).

2. English Lectures Programme

Funding:

  • the costs of the teaching assignment (according to the regulations of HR department) - in digital form possible as well.
  • travel costs (according to the regulations of HR department)
  • Subsidy to accomodation (max. 75 EUR/ night for up to 14 days)
  • lump-sum for working material (200 EUR)

Conditions:

  • teaching at least 2 weekly semester hours (SWS) over the course of one full semester
  • also possible as comprised (block-) course
  • preferably English as language of instruction

Please see more detailed information in the call for applications (download box on the right).

In order to take part in this programme, you need an academic host of one of our departments. He/ she will apply for the funding by the Welcome Center (this is why the application document are only in German) as well as for the teaching assignment at the HR department.

 

HessenFonds Scholarship for Refugees

The Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts (HMWK) awards scholarships within the framework of the "HessenFonds" for particularly gifted refugees, students and doctoral candidates at the state universities in Hesse. The funding serves to continue an academic career or study at a state Hessian university.

Find the current call for applications here: HessenFonds for Refugees

External Funding

There is a myriad of external funding available for research and teaching purposes. Here are a few examples.

The  German Research Foundation (DFG) provides funding through its many members from German universities, research institutions, scientific associations, and the Academies of Science and the Humanities. 

The DAAD's extensive scholarship database provides funding opportunities for students, graduates, and academics.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation provides research fellowships and research awards for qualified scientists at all stages of their careers.

The German-American Fulbright Commission offers exchange programs for U.S. scholars who want to research and/or lecture at a German university or research institution.