Funding & Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships, grants and loans for international students are available to help you fund your studies in Germany. Please note that applications for some of this funding must be made before you start studying here. Documents must be submitted in full and in time if your application is to be successful. So remember to make counseling and appraisal appointments in good time.
In addition to the funding and scholarship opportunities listed below, you can also apply for a scholarship to a variety of foundations in Germany.
Here is a selection of web addresses:

For a selection of potential scholarship providers, apply to the International Office or the TUHH Infothek. On fundamental issues of financing your studies or in case of financial difficulties you are also welcome to contact the TUHH’s Student Counseling Center.

Financial Support

Financial Assistance for Final Exams (Studienabschlussbeihilfe)

Applicants considered

International students of TUHH,

→  who complets their degree courses  successfully  within one year                                                                                         
→  who have good grades

→ who are in financial need.

Master students may only apply for their last semester.

Financial support

The scholarship is valid for a maximum of 6 months.

The student's income, i.e. financial support from parents or partners and other sources of financial assistance, including free accommodation of NIT, affect the amount of the scholarship granted.

Application forms & information

Can be obtained at the International Office during opening hours, at the Infothek or can be downloaded as a PDF-file.


End of February

Current deadlines will be posted on notice boards at TUHH and in the Intranet/Internet.



Assistance for Students in financial difficulties

Applicants considered

International students of TUHH,

→ who are in financial difficulty and

→ whose financial difficulty can be proved.

InstitutionStudentenwerk, Diakonisches Werk HH
Financial support

Single payment

Application forms & information

Can be obtained here:
General Social Counselling of the Studentenwerk
    Grindelallee 9: 3.OG
    20146 HH


→ Diakonisches Werk Hamburg
     Königstraße 54; 
     22767 Hamburg
    Tel : 30 620 0382


Student Counselling  TUHH / Infothek 
    Schwarzenbergstraße 95; Room  :0022



Applications can be handed in at any time of the year.

Scholarship for Academic Performance


Scholarship for Academic Performance

Applicants consideredInternational Students TUHH whose academic performance at TUHH is significantly higher than that of their peers.
InstitutionFree and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Scholarship12 month

Application forms and information



Can be obtained during the office hours at the  the International Office or the Infothek bzw. or can be downloaded as doc-file. 


Current deadlines are posted on notice boards at TUHH and on the TUHH homepage.



Promotion to BAföG

Further information for international students concerning BAföG is available here.