University Grant for Short Stays Abroad

The „Hochschulzuschuss“, a grant from Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, supports short stays abroad (summer and winter schools as well as language courses) of h_da students. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis with consideration of the quality of the application. The prerequisites listed below must be strictly observed.

Important: You may only apply for the scholarship if you have successfully applied for the respective program beforehand. 

Please note that we do not support purely subject-based programs with the university grant (see requirements). 

Prerequisites

  • Summer/winter school: participation in 2-4 week programs at partner/non-partner universities/external organizations. The program must either have an academic focus with accompanying social-cultural program or focus on acquiring intercultural competencies/cultural studies.
  • Language courses: Participation in 2-4-week language courses of at least 25 hours per week. 
  • application at least 4 weeks before the start of the program
  • complete application (see application process)

Application process

  1. Register your planned stay via MoveON (form "Short stay"). Send the PDF to overseas.int@h-da.de. Otherwise you won't be able to complete step 2. 
     
  2. Subsequently, apply with the form "University Grant for Internships and Short Stays" and submit the following documents online as well:
    • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
    • Current enrollment certificate
    • Grade table (printout from departmental grading system)
    • Confirmation from the provider with exact details on duration, scope and content
  3. Inform us via overseas.int@h-da.de that you completed the application. 

Only completed and duly submitted applications will be considered.

Please note:

  • there is a number of scholarships available each year
  • Only stays that do not follow or precede a previous stay abroad in the same country can be funded
  • Summer and winter schools must always have a socio-cultural component. The technical component is optional.
  • No programs exceeding a duration of 4 weeks will be funded. Pro rata funding is not possible. 
  • The program prerequisites mentioned above must be met; otherwise, we cannot support the stay. We kindly ask to refrain from requesting exceptions
  • Participants in the DAAD GoEast and Fulbright programs are excluded from funding. It is possible to apply for a scholarship via the respective program.
  • Outgoers are strongly recommended to register on the website of the Federal Foreign Office for all trips, and especially for trips to regions with a critical security situation ("Elektronische Erfassung von Deutschen im Ausland (ELEFAND)")
  • If the Federal Foreign Office has issued a travel warning for the country or region in question, the university cannot conclude/issue a scholarship agreement/scholarship confirmation.