HessenFonds for Refugees

Scholarships for highly qualified refugee scientists, students and doctoral candidates

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.

The scholarship programme (in German) is intended for persons entitled to asylum and recognised refugees who have not resided in Germany for more than four years at the start of funding, meaning that the application for asylum has been submitted and the continuous stay in Germany has not been longer than five years. Follow-up applications have to be justified separately.

The funding amounts to:

  •     for students 300 Euro/month for up to 12 months
  •     for doctoral students 1,150 Euro/month for up to 12 months
  •     for scientists 2,000 Euro/month for up to 12 months

The funding period is from October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022


The application period for refugees/ prosecuted scientists and doctoral candidates ended at October 30.