Financing of studiesfor international students
Scholarships and financial support
Financial worries represent a major hurdle for a successful course of studies. For this reason, we try as much as possible to advise and support international students. The Center for International Students is your first stop for questions on the financing of the study in Osnabrück.
The following passages give you an overview of the scholarships and other possibilities for financial support. But we want to point out that there is no guarantee for a scholarship. Therefore, you should not rely on it because not everyone can receive this support.
Scholarships of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences awards various scholarships for its students. You can find what opportunities the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers in the following section.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences with funding to financially support international degree-seeking students in the final phase of their studies. International degree-seeking students of Osnabrück UAS can find the necessary information as well as the application form in the OSCA-Portal.
Students who are enrolled at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, may apply for the PROMOS scholarships (page only available in German) at the Center for International Mobility. This funding supports you in the implementation of a study semester abroad (worldwide), an internship abroad (outside of Europe), or even a stay abroad for the completion of your final thesis.
The University Center China at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences awards scholarships for Chinese Bachelor's graduates of Chinese partner universities. The scholarship holders attend the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences (1 semester study + 1 semester internship) for one year as guest students and thus prepare themselves for the application for admission in a Master's program at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.
Scholarships of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards different types of scholarships to students in Germany to support them financially in their studies.
The scholarship data base of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) contains detailed information on scholarships for foreign students, graduates and scientists. Please note that many of these scholarships are aimed at specific target groups with different areas of specialization or from selected countries of origin. Generally, the emphasis is on promoting graduates (for a Master's degree in Germany) and PhD students (for a research stay in Germany).
With DAAD matching fund scholarships, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences support students from developing countries. These scholarships are financed by funds of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and by funds which the university attracts from private donors, companies or institutions. International students of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences can find further information and the application form on the OSCA portal.
With DAAD matching fund scholarships, the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences supports students from developing countries. These scholarships are funded from funds of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and from funds received by the university from private donors, companies or institutions. Foreign students of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences can find the offers and the application form on the OSCA-Portal.
Scholarships from various foundations and institutions
In Germany, there are a number of foundations and institutions which award scholarships to students. The following is an overview of your options:
The scholarships of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are aimed at Bachelor's and Master's students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Prerequisite is that the applicants must already be in Germany. The scholarships are awarded according to above-average performance and social-political engagement.
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation awards merit scholarships to international students who study a full master's program at a German university.
The scholarships of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung are only aimed at Master's students. A good to very good grade average and socio-political commitment within or outside the University are important for obtaining a scholarship. Candidates must already be in Germany.
The Heinrich Böll Stiftung scholarships are only awarded to Master's students, in particular, from Eastern Europe and CIS countries. Students must already reside in Germany at the time of the application. In order to receive a scholarship, the applicant must have above-average grades and a German level of B2. The application is only possible online and should be done in during the first semester.
The project Hochform of the Otto Benecke foundation only grants scholarships to refugees who are enrolled as master students here in Germany. In order to apply you have to meet the following requirements:
- You are a refugee with a valid residence permit
- You have obtained your first university degree (Bachelor) outside of Germany
- Knowledge of German (C1-Level)
The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation only awards scholarships to Master's students. Above-average grades, very good knowledge of the German language and proof of social political engagement are required to receive a scholarship. In addition the candidate must already reside in Germany.
The Studienstiftung Sponsors students from EU countries who study their entire study program at a German university. Information on the scholarship program is available in German.
Bachelor's and Master's students of music-related courses can apply for a scholarship from the Cusanuswerk (website in German). The application should be submitted by the first semester and applicants must already reside in Germany. The scholarships are awarded according to above-average school and university academic achievements and for students who are practicing Christians.
Scholarships from the Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) are aimed at Master's students from developing or emerging countries from Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America. Good knowledge of German as well as religious and social commitment are valued in the selection of scholarship holders.
Students from Africa, Asia or Latin America who are planning a vocational preparatory internship or study abroad, may apply for a scholarship of the study program for accompanying foreign students at universities in Lower Saxony (STUBE). The program assumes the travel expenses for internships and student stays in the home country of the scholarship recipients. A prerequisite for obtaining the scholarship is that the applicants have not been at home during the past 20 to 24 months.
The Center for International Migration and Development (CIM) helps with the hiring of specialist and senior executives by employers worldwide. Also, the scholarship holders are supported when they return home after graduation.
The UAS7 scholarship program
BAFöG (Federal Law on Support in Education)
Social Fund for Osnabrück Students e.V. (SOS)
SOS offers quick, short-term and non-bureaucratic emergency aid for enrolled students in a financial emergency
In the Center for International Students, Mrs. Tatjana Maier will give you information and advice on how to finance your studies in Germany. Please make sure you come at your earliest convenience if you feel that you need advice. Interested students make an appointment by email! We are happy to talk to you!
- Head of Center for International Mobility (CIM)
Room: AB 0016
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-2966
- Head of Center for International Students (CIS)
Room: AB 0010
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3185