financing options and give you advice on what you should consider when planning your stay abroad.
Many scholarship programmes involve lengthy application processes, which is why it is important that you inform yourself about the expected costs at an early stage and consider what financing might look like.
The amount of the Erasmus+ mobility allowance depends on the total amount allocated by the DAAD to the University of Passau. Possible funding through the Erasmus Mobility Grant is automatically checked when an application is submitted; a separate application by the students is not necessary. In academic year 2018–19, you can expect to receive a certain monthly mobility grant, although initially it may not be possible to provide financial support for the entire duration of your stay.
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst, DAAD)) is the largest funding organisation for international academic exchange and offers a variety of scholarship programmes. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of subject-related qualifications and personal suitability. The application documents must be sent directly to the DAAD.
For individual regions with which Bavaria traditionally maintains close contact and cooperation, the Bavarian University Centres support individual activities in the fields of science, teaching and research. These are the university centres:
Bavarian University Centre for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
|France||Campus France||Housing allowance|
|The United Kingdom||BCCG-Stiftung||Study|
|The United Kingdom||British Council||Study|
|The United Kingdom||Rhodes Trust||Master, Doctorate|
|Eastern Europe||Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes und Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung (German National Academic Foundation)||Study|
|Worldwide||Eidam & Partner||Study|
|Worldwide||DAAD||Studies for FIM Students, Master’s Degree|
|Europe||European Funding Guide||A large information platform for scholarships|
Foreign student loans and grants
You can also support your studies abroad financially with statutory grants such as the Auslands-BAföG (international student loans and grants), if necessary even if you are not receiving a domestic BAföG in Germany. Necessary tuition fees of up to 4,600 euros per academic year can be covered. Scholarships from the DAAD or also PROMOS or ISAP remain credit-free up to an amount of EUR 300.
The University of Passau has funds from the State Ministry of Science and the Arts at its disposal to promote internationalisation. These funds can be used to grant you travel allowances. Only the travel costs actually incurred (return flight, transfer, up to 500 euros within Europe, up to 1,000 euros outside Europe) are eligible.
Foundations and other institutions
Educational loan programme of the Federal Government
The Federal Government’s Education Loan Programme is designed to offer financial support to students in advanced semesters through a low-interest loan. The loan can be individually adapted to the needs of the borrowers.