Besides the ERASMUS programme there are further opportunities to receive financial support.
PROMOS is a scholarship programme offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) that is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim of the programme is to provide funding for short-term periods abroad and thus to support the Bologna Process.
Currently we co-fund study abroad stays (excluding ERASMUS), Summer Schools and study trips. Calls for applications will be sent to HSBA students via email about twice a year.
In addition to the BaföG study-abroad funding, BaföG recipients can get a reduced part-scholarship instalment from PROMOS funding (the part-scholarship instalments do not have to be credited up to a figure of EUR 300.00). However, they are not entitled to any travel expense allowances. Students who already receive study-abroad funding from the DAAD or from other public-sector sponsors do not qualify for any other funding. This does not apply to any funding provided by Verein der Freunde und Förderer der HSBA.
Students are selected based on their written application and subsequent interviews.
The documents required for the application comprise:
- a current transcript of records or an excerpt from your student transcript
- a relevant letter of motivation, in English, that outlines the applicant's motivation for wanting to take part in the respective programme, his/her academic qualifications and skills, reasons for his/her choice of modules and their integration in the HSBA degree. The applicant must also provide information on his/her individual preparation for the study-abroad period (obtaining information, language course etc.) and on his/her role as an ambassador for HSBA and Germany. The letter should also present any involvement in university policy matters. The letter of motivation should be around two pages in length.
- confirmation of acceptance by the foreign partner university (an e-mail is sufficient).
By accepting the scholarship, students agree to write a detailed report on their study-abroad period.
Verein der Freunde und Förderer der HSBA
Once a year, Verein der Freunde und Förderer der HSBA offers part-scholarships for study-abroad periods (from 2014 mostly study trips). Furthermore, HSBA students can apply for partial financial assistance at any time in the event of hardship. The part-scholarships will be and sent by e-mail to the HSBA students (generally January/February).
BaföG study-abroad funding
Even if you are not entitled to BaföG funding in Germany, there is a chance that you may qualify for study-abroad funding. It's worth a try! You can find more information and a BaföG calculator here.
Fulbright scholarship for Summer Schools
Scholarship for students at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschule)
DAAD programme to fund studying at central and eastern European universities
BMBF scholarship database
BMBF database of current scholarship programmes
DAAD scholarship database
Financial assistance options from the DAAD and other sponsors to fund studying, research and teaching abroad
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