University Hamburg International  Students Scholarship

Scholarship for International  Students | HafenCity University Hamburg in Germany

Current Scholarship Opportunities.

Are you looking for an overview of the various types of funding offered by the DAAD or of the programmes offered by other funding organisations for a study stay in Germany?

Well, this is where you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

HafenCity University Hamburg awards merit scholarships to professionally outstanding international students from funds provided by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Requirements for application:

You have acquired your university entrance qualification abroad (“Bildungsausländer”) and do not have German citizenship.

You are enrolled in your subject at HCU Hamburg at the time of application:
In a Bachelor’s degree program:
   – At least two semesters of study at HCU Hamburg,
   – Study status no more than two semesters above the standard period of study,
   – an above-average academic performance

In a Master’s program:
   -Minimum of one semester of study at HCU Hamburg,
   -Study status no more than two semesters above the standard period of study,
   -An above-average academic performance.

Simultaneous funding from the merit scholarship program and from other public funds is excluded.

No leave of absence is possible during the funding period.

The funding ends with the passing of the final examination. Please inform the International Office immediately after passing the final examination and submit a copy of the final certificate.

Scholarship Summary.

  • University or Organization: HafenCity University Hamburg
  • Department: All
  • Course Level: Bachelor or Master
  • Award: Educational fund
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Access Mode: Online / On Campus
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Germany.


  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from all overseas countries including countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply to study any bachelor or master programme at HCU.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have above-average performance in studies and research.
  • The applicants must demonstrate financial hardships.

Other Requirements.

  • How to Apply: Applicants must apply using the application portal of the university. application information can be obtained here.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • certificate of your first academic degree
  • Achievements
  • Evidence of experience
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to have higher education entrance qualifications or a verified bachelor’s degree.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • TOEFL IBT – 71 to 88
  • TOEFL ITP – 490 to 570
  • IELTS – 5.5 to 7.0
  • CAE – Level B
  • CPE – Level C
  • TELC – B1

International students at HafenCity University Hamburg can currently apply for several scholarships:
Hafen City University awards the Performance Scholarship of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to international students who excel in their fields. Particularly committed international students, on the other hand, can apply for the scholarships of the TIBET I scholarship program of the DAAD.
The application deadline for both scholarships is October 15, 2023
Finally, the City of Hamburg will continue to support foreign students in the winter semester of 2023/2024 during the exam phaseThe application deadline for the exam scholarship is October 31, 2023.

Hamburg Examination Grant for international HCU students

Are you a foreign student and are you in the exam phase? Have you used up your financial means or are you no longer able to work so much on the side because you need your resources for your thesis? The city of Hamburg will again provide financial resources in the winter semester 2021/22 to support you. The Studierendenwerk Hamburg carries out the application process and is therefore your contact. Maximum monthly amount: 720 euros.

Your financial situation is tight. This means that you do not have the necessary financial resources to cover your monthly costs. Your family cannot support you financially and you do not receive sufficient funds from other donors, e.g. B. Scholarships from other organizations.

You will probably complete your studies within two semesters, i.e. in summer semester 22 at the latest. One of your professors will confirm this for you.

Application deadlines

For the winter semester on October 31, and for the summer semester on April 30 of each year.

 Application deadline: October 15, 2023

Apply now! All information about the application procedures can be found here.

Scholarship Benefits

The selected students will be given an educational fund towards the overall cost of pursuing a degree program at HCU.

Funding is always subject to available budget funds. There is no legal claim to funding.
Amount of funding: The maximum amount of the scholarship is based on the requirements of the responsible authority.

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  1. Victor Muriira Mutia

    Hope for the best

    1. funjobs

      Sure, thank you so much.


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