Financing stays abroad
There are many financing possibilities for stays abroad. It is recommended to inform yourself duly in advance and be well prepared. The DAAD brochure “Mit Stipendium ins Ausland” provides comprehensive information. Below we also briefly present the most common options for students at h_da:
KfW offers a subsidised loan/microcredit (max. €7,200). The loan is independent of the parents' income, can be paid out in different monthly instalments and can be combined with BAföG, for example. The application procedure and exact conditions can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Administration.
The DAAD is an institution of the German universities with the aim of promoting international relations of German universities. This goal is supported by numerous scholarships. In the DAAD scholarship database you can search specifically for scholarships for your project.
The DFJW is an international organization that aims to expand cooperation between young people in Germany and France and to deepen their understanding of each other. The organisation offers various funding opportunities for stays in France. All funding programmes, their requirements, benefits and application deadlines can be found on the DFJW homepage. Applications for semesters or internships abroad during your studies can be made through the International Office of the h_da.
In this programme students in Bachelor, Master and Diploma courses at German Universities of Applied Sciences (HAW/FH) receive scholarships for studying abroad for one semester, internships or for writing the final thesis abroad. Students need to apply for the scholarship duly in advance at the DAAD.
Students attending a 2 – 4 summer or winter school abroad or a language course of at least 4 weeks (25 hours per week) can apply for a university grant. Students who participate in the DAAD GoEast Programme or Fulbright Summer School are excluded as they can apply for programme related scholarships.
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