Scholarships and fellowships

Scholarships and fellowships

Do you need funding to conduct research for your dissertation/thesis abroad? Do you need financial help for purchasing books and/or getting your doctoral thesis printed? Do you have an exceptional academic and/or professional track record? The University of Passau provides and administers numerous suitable funding programmes.

Scholarships for students

The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship

With the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship, the University of Passau supports particularly strong students – even if you are only starting out – with a monthly stipend of 300 euros.

Funding for internships abroad

The Centre for Careers and Competencies provides detailed information on funding opportunities for students who wish to complete an internship abroad.

Programme for the advancement of internationalisation

Under the Advancement of Internationalisation funding programme (website currently only available in German), the University to provides travel grants for research stays and helps international students in acute financial difficulties.

Oskar-Karl-Forster scholarships for learning materials and thesis printing costs

The University of Passau offers Oskar-Karl-Forster scholarships to talented students and doctoral candidates in financial hardship. This scholarship provides a lump-sum contribution of up to 500 euros to students for purchasing learning materials or to doctoral candidates to cover some of their thesis printing costs.


The AlumniClub (website in German) wishes to support exceptional students of various academic disciplines at the University of Passau with a range of scholarships. Apart from providing financial aid, these are intended to establish valuable links with companies.


Various foundations and other organisations (this page is currently only available in German) provide support that is not only limited to funding. Scholarship holders often receive a comprehensive range of support and guidance from tutors.

Scholarships for doctoral students

Bavarian Equal Opportunities Support

This funding line (Bayerische Gleichstellungsförderung – this page is currently only available in German) provides scholarships and awards for the promotion of gender equality in research and teaching. This includes doctoral completion scholarships and awards for best dissertation/thesis for parenting students as well as project funding for female postdoctoral researchers.

Graduate Centre

The Graduate Centre provides comprehensive information on all organisational and interdisciplinary issued concerning doctoral research and study. The Graduate Centre sees itself as a platform for academic exchanges and the pan-faculty integration of doctoral researchers.

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