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 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  or can be downloaded as a PDF-file.

Please submit the application both by e-mail and by post to the International office.




Scholarships for outstanding students and doctoral students in their commitment


International students of TUHH

→   who excel at TUHH due to their outstanding commitment in the interntional

      context,in supporting and guiding the international fellow students

→   who have good academic performance

→   who have studied at least two semesters and have social and intercultural compete

→   who have good knowledge of German language


Financial support

The scholarship is valid for a maximum of 12 months.

Application forms & information

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

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

Financial assistance for final exam (Examensbeihilfe)


Eligible students

International students of TUHH

→ who are ineligible for a BaföG -allowance may be awarded funding from state resources for the completition of their studies

→ good academic performance

→ the course must be completed  at the latest two semesters after the application has been submitted

→ students must be in a financial need

scholarship providerFree and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
scope of the support

The maximum duration of support is 6 month

own income, support from parents and spouses and other benefits are counted towards the scholarship


Application documents and information

The application must be made directly to  Studierendenwerk Hamburg

Amt für Ausbildungsförderung (BAföG-Amt)

Examensstipendien für ausländische Studierende


Telephone: +49 / 40 / 42 815 - 5107, - 5108

Fax: +49 / 40 / 41 902 - 6126

Grindelallee 9

20146 Hamburg

Teleph. office hours

Mo., Mi. 9.00 - 11.00 Uhr

Di., Do. 14.00 - 17.00 Uhr


30.04.  und 31.10. of the year

Announcements and dates will be published on TUHH webpage, notice boards and on Facebook



Scholarship for Academic Performance


Applicants considered

International Students TUHH whose academic performance at TUHH is significantly higher than that of their peers and

who have successfully studied at least one semester at the TUHH

InstitutionFree and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Scholarship12 month

Application forms and information



DeadlineThis scholarship will not be awarded in 2021


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 
   Am Schwarzenberg- Campus 3;  Room  :0022



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

Promotion to BAföG

Further information for international students concerning BAföG is available here.