How can I finance my studies in Germany?

 

Even though you do not have to pay tuiton fees at Hochschule Niederrhein you can expect costs for semester contribution, health insurance and other living expenses like food, clothing and books when you study in Germany.

But how to finance these expenses?

 

Scholarships

The DAAD awards scholarships and grants to foreign students. These study scholarships or research grants must be applied for before you begin your studies.

 

To find out which programmes are an option for you, please check the Scholarship Database.


Earning Money

Many students in Germany work part-time during their studies to earn extra money and gain some experience on the labour market.

International students are also allowed to work in Germany. But there are explicit legal rules regarding how much you may work according to your country of origin.


Study Completion Grants/Scholarships

The Hochschule Niederrhein is able to award a limited amount of Study Completion Grants/Scholarships within the scope of the STIBET Programme for students from developing countries (in accordance with the DAC List). The financial resources are provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

 

These financial resources are additionally complemented by "Matching Funds" co-financed by the Catholic University Community Krefeld and the DAAD.

 

The Study Completion Grants/Scholarships aim to give international students who have achieved good academic results, but find themselves in a difficult financial situation, assistance in the final phase of their studies.

Amount of funding:

Scholarships/grants of 250 and 500 Euros.

Application Dates:

The application date is set in accordance with the time at which you registered your graduation thesis:

 

Registration Dates for the Graduation Thesis:

  • January/February/March > Application Deadline: 15 January
  • April/May/June > Application Deadline: 15 April
  • July/August > Application Deadline: 15 July
  • September/October > Application Deadline: 15 September
  • November/December Application Deadline: 15 October

Application:

Please submit the following documents together at the International Office. Only fully completed application forms can be considered:

 

  • Application Form (on the right-hand side, under Downloads)
  • Current Grade Point Average
  • Confirmation by the Chair of the Board of Examination or the Examinations Office regarding the forthcoming registration of the graduation thesis / Application for admission of your thesis
  • Bank statements for the last three months

 

After the end of the application deadline, the International Office will advise you of the result of your application.


DAAD Prize

The Hochschule Niederrhein annually awards the DAAD Prize to a foreign student who has shown particular academic achievements as well as a remarkable social or intercultural commitment. Each faculty can initially nominate a particularly suitable student. The University Executive chooses the Prizewinner.


The Prize of 1,000 Euros is made available to the DAAD from the budget of the Federal Foreign Office.


The faculties will submit their nominations by 15 September.