Student Mobility Programs for Incomings
Universität Hamburg (UHH)
- Central Exchange Programs of Universität Hamburg
If you are a student at a participating partner university, you can spend one or two semesters at Universität Hamburg.
Applications and nomination letters must be submitted by 1 December for admission to the summer semester and 1 May for admission to the winter semester.
International guest students can also apply as so-called "free-movers", at most two semesters without being part of a specific exchange program.
Deadline: 1 October for winter semesters and 1 April for summer semesters respectively of the year in question. You need a written confirmation from your prospective supervisor by then.
- Merit Scholarships for International Students at UHH
Students with good to excellent academic performance, who do not hold German citizenship and are enrolled at the UHH for at least 2 semesters can apply for a monthly funding of up to 650 Euros.
Application deadlines: 15 April and 15 October
- Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe
Students with excellent academic performance, who are or will be following a masters degree within the Department Of Physics or Mathematics at Universität Hamburg, will complete their curricula and participate in freely selectable research projects within the Cluster of Excellence at the same time. For further information please see the scholarship announcement.
Deadline: 31 July
DAAD Programs and Funding
- Scholarship Database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Find information on various scholarships and apply for them here.
- Study Scholarships - Master Studies
The GAES funds 4 semester of a postgraduate program for students of specified countries of origin.
Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders (DAAD)
DAAD offers former scholarship holders funding for their research projects or working stays.
The deadline varies depending on the country of origin.
- RISE Germany
RISE Germany offers undergraduate student studying at a US-American, Canadian or British University internship in Germany between May 15 and July 9 for a duration of three month (minimum stay ten weeks). Major is in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering.
1. The internship database opens between November 1 and December 15.
2. All applications have to be submitted by December 15 online.
3. All letters of recommendation have to be submitted by December 22.
- Study Visits by Groups of Foreign Students
Study trips for groups of a maximum of 15 students accompanied by one university teacher. The groups visit at least two German universities where they participate in the academic programme. Duration of funding: min. 7 days, max. 12 days.
Application deadlines: 1 February, 1 May, 1 November
Application address: DAAD-Portal
- Studying at Universität Hamburg through ERASMUS
Please note that you can only enroll as an ERASMUS student if your home university has concluded a valid ERASMUS Bilateral Agreement with our university covering the subject you want to study and the period you will spend at Universität Hamburg. You will find a list of our ERASMUS partner universities below which will be updated regularly:
ERASMUS Partner Universities of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, UHH.
European Funding Guide
- European Funding Guide
European scholarship database offering a personal funding overview according to your (future) home university and profile.
Free registration is required.
- Evangelisches Studienwerk: Scholarship for Students
The ESV scholarships are open to protestant students from all disciplines wishing to study at universities of applied sciences or other institutions of higher education in Germany.
Application deadline: 1st March every year for the acceptance for the winter semester
Application deadliner: 1st September every year for acceptance for the summer semester
- Fulbright Commission: Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program is aimed at US citizens and facilitates their access to research and studies for two academic semesters at a German university or any other pertinent non-university institution, such as research labs or archives. The 10-month grant period usually starts mid-September.
- IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience)
IASTE provides practical training placements for students of natural and technical sciences, agriculture and forestry. Most placements are for 8-12 weeks during the summer. If you wish to undertake a practical training in Germany within the framework of the IAESTE programme, please contact the IAESTE national committee in the country where you are currently enrolled as a student.
Each IAESTE country has its own application deadlines. For more information on the specific application deadlines and process in your country, please visit the countries page.
KAAD: Catholic Academic Exchange Service
- Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD): Scholarship Program for students from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America
Scholarship for students from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who want to acquire a master’s degree or a PhD at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university.
KAAD is working with focus- and partner countries in your region. There are so-called Partner Committees in these countries and applications are channelled via them.
- Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD): Eastern Europe Program
Scholarship for students from a country in Middle-, East and Southeast-Europe, from a Caucasian Country or Central Asia who want to acquire a master’s degree or a PhD at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university.
Application deadline: 15th of January for a decision in March
Application deadline: 30th of June for a decision in September
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
- Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes: Scholarships for Students from Germany and EU countries
The Studienstiftung promotes socially involved students from Germany and EU countries with an outstanding academic record. Scholarship holders may be awarded funding for the entire standard period of study, students in BA or MA programs until obtaining their Master’s degree.
Examinations offices at higher education institutions are invited to submit their nominations between June and July of each year.
Nominations by professors or alumni are welcome at any time. Students may be nominated until the end of their first semester in a Master’s program at the latest.