Under the Promotion of Internationalisation ('Förderung der Internationalisierung') funding programme, the University provides travel grants to German students enrolled at the University for research stays abroad, for instance for excursions or to conduct research for their dissertation or thesis. The travel grant is also available to international students who have to complete a compulsory stay abroad. For details on such stays, check the examination and study regulations for your degree programme.
Funding source and amount
The University of Passau has received funds from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts for the purpose of promoting internationalisation. These funds can be used to provide travel grants to students. These funds are available to German students for their voluntary research stays abroad and international students who have to complete a compulsory stay abroad.
Only the actual travel costs incurred (flight tickets, airport transfer) are eligible for funding:
- up to 500 euros within Europe
- up to 1,000 euros outside Europe
- 1 April
- 1 October
Important: Please submit your application before you leave Passau!
The grant is means-tested, which means that the financial circumstances of the applicant and any persons obliged to provide maintenance to the applicant are taken into account, as appropriate. Your gross annual income will not affect the stipend if it is below the following threshold amounts:
- for the applicant: 15,000 euros
- for each additional dependent child: 8,000 euros
No grants may be awarded for language courses abroad or to cover the tuition fees charged by foreign universities.
The scholarship funds are primarily dispensed to students at an advanced stage of their studies (i.e. in their 3rd semester or higher and for younger graduates); applicants must submit relevant supporting documents.
International students faced with financial hardship and are thus unable to finance their cost of living and their studies, may apply for a one-off grant of 500 euros under the 'Promotion of Internationalisation' programme. You must have studied at the University of Passau for at least two full semesters before you can apply for this grant. Application form for the emergency grant