Oskar-Karl-Forster scholarship

Oskar-Karl-Forster scholarship

We are currently accepting applications!

The University of Passau offers Oskar-Karl-Forster scholarships to talented students and doctoral candidates in financial hardship. This scholarship provides a lump-sum payment of up to 500 euros.

Get funding for your book purchases

The scholarship is provided by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts, and is intended:

  • for students: to pay towards to cost of books and other learning materials
  • for doctoral candidates: to contribute to the printing costs of their doctoral thesis 

The scholarship is offered exclusively to students and doctoral candidates enrolled at the University of Passau.

In accordance with the BAföG act, the University may not provide funding for any purposes other than the above.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for the scholarship if:

  • you receive a BAföG grant and have been enrolled for at least one full semester
  • the net income of those liable for your maintenance payments does not exceed twice the allowance stipulated in the BAföG act

You are not eligible if you have already received an Oskar-Karl-Forster scholarship.

You must provide receipts for all purchases. This must show the date of purchase and the title of the purchased work or works. Receipts are only valid after the date of application; any receipts submitted beforehand will not be accepted.

To apply for the scholarship, please send the completed and signed application form to Verena Rothkopf.

Contact for enquiries (especially about hardship status) and applications

Verena Rothkopf
Verena Rothkopf
Raum VW 010
Innstr. 41
Tel.: +49(0)851/509-1105
Fax: +49(0)851/509-1164
Sprechzeiten: Mo - Fr: 08.30 Uhr - 12.00 Uhr