DAAD database and scholarships
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the main scholarship provider for international students. Mainly advanced students or graduates can apply to the DAAD for a scholarship.
DAAD also offers a scholarship database: Foundations and organisations that fund young gifted and talented students are also important partners when it comes to study grants. They too offer scholarships for international students. However, the requirements vary from institution to institution; please contact them directly to find out the details. In contrast to other countries, universities in Germany rarely award scholarships.
STIBET scholarship "Matching Funds"
In certain circumstances, international students who are experiencing financial hardship can apply for Matching Funds emergency aid. This scholarship is awarded from DAAD funds as well as from ESG and KSHG, the Protestant and the Catholic Student Communities.
Requirements for application are an advanced degree (at least 3rd semester), a solid academic record, a valid residence permit as well as a social hardship through no fault of one's own.
Application is possible throughout the year.
STIBET End-of-Study Scholarship
The aim of end-of-study scholarships is to enable international students at FH Münster to complete their degree without having to worry about financial problems, while working at their Bachelor- or Masterthesis.
There are several application deadlines per year. The duration and amount of the scholarship depends on the available funds
The DAAD Prize it awarded to international students every year.
In addition to excellent academic achievements, prize-winners are also characterised by their social or cross-cultural commitment.
The award is intended to highlight the enrichment for a broad public, that international students and doctoral candidates bring to the university community.
The Deutschlandstipendium is awarded to promote talented and committed students at state and state-recognised higher education institutions in Germany. Scholarships are allocated to students who not only have good grades, but who also demonstrate social commitment and special personal achievements - such as successfully overcoming obstacles in their educational biography.
Support in case of emergeny
In emergencies, students have various contact persons at their disposal. In addition to financial support, counselling for all life situations is offered:
Hardship scholarships in financial emergencies: On the recommendation of the AStA of FH Münster, the University Foundation "Qualität durch Lehre" awards the so-called hardship scholarship.
Furthermore, the AStA offers confidential and free social counselling for emergencies of all kinds.
Social counselling of "Studierendenwerk" (the student union): The social counselling of the student union offers counselling and help with financial and other emergencies.
"Interim financial aid": Due to the exceptional situation caused by COVID-19, an interim financial aid for students faced with pandemic-related financial hardship is granted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research via Studierendenwerke.