Financing of studies

for 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 the number of scholarships are very limited.

The video (english) on "you tube" can give you an overview

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.

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.

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:

BAFöG (Federal Law on Support in Education)

BAFöG is a nationwide student loan which can also be used in part by international students since 2008. To find out whether you are elligible for BAföG, please contact the Studentenwerk Osnabrück for further information.


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, Ms. Anca-Gabriela Hübner 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!