Funding and scholarships
There are a number of scholarship providers that focus on temporary study and research stays abroad. Here is a summary of the most important ones:
Graduation Scholarship for international students
International students can apply for the performance-based scholarship if they are in the final phase of their studies.
Applications are possible twice a year, from 01 – 15 April and from 01 – 15 October.
More information: www.tu-darmstadt.de/financial-assistance
Next application period: The online application portal opens on 01 April 2023 and closes on 15 April 2023 at midnight (CET).
All documents must be submitted by 15. April 2023 at the latest.
BAföG recipients who go abroad can apply for . The time spent abroad is not counted towards the maximum funding period. Even those who do not receive BAföG in Germany should check whether BAföG abroad can be paid. Depending on the country, special BAföG offices are responsible. It takes 6 to 9 months to process the applications, so you should apply early. Benefits may include: BAföG abroad
- A foreign allowance above the domestic BAföG
- A flat rate for travel expenses
- Tuition fees up to a certain amount
You can also find more information via the . Studentenwerk
The offers students a low-interest and customisable loan. The education loan does not replace BAföG funding and can even be used alongside BAföG. However, there is no legal entitlement to the education loan, as it is a programme with a predefined budget. If the annual sum is exceeded, it depends on the date on which the application is received by the Federal Office of Administration. Federal Government's education loan programme
As an Erasmus+ scholarship holder, you pay no tuition fees abroad, acquired achievements are recognised, and you also receive a monthly grant. The amount of funding is based on three country groups (calculated according to the cost of living), which the EU Commission has set up.
More information . here
Erasmus+ scholarships can be combined with BAföG and the Deutschlandstipendium.
The maintains a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) of all funding opportunities. The application deadlines for scholarships are quite early, sometimes even a whole year before the planned study abroad. It is therefore essential that you inform yourself in time! database
The DAAD scholarship programme PROMOS supports the following projects at TU Darmstadt:
- One-semester study visits (no longer and no shorter!) at partner universities outside Europe (+ Russia).
- Writing a final thesis (Bachelor's/Master's thesis) at partner universities outside Europe (+ Russia).
PROMOS scholarships are awarded by the Technische Universität Darmstadt through a quality-oriented selection procedure.
More information here.
The , which supports German citizens who wish to study, teach or conduct research in the USA. Fulbright Commission
The for students studying at the partner university Tongji for one semester. Tongji Travel Scholarship
Further scholarship overviews and funding opportunities
Leave of absence and insurance
You can take from your studies at TU Darmstadt for the duration of your stay abroad. Semesters of leave do not count as semesters. However, you can still take exams during this time if this is noted accordingly on the leave of absence (opens in new tab)
. application for leave of absence
You must take out your own health, accident and liability insurance during a semester of leave. You will need proof of comprehensive health insurance for students abroad in order to enrol at a foreign university. The statutory health insurance funds cannot provide this insurance cover outside Europe.