Call for Applications: STIBET Scholarships for International Students


Deadline: 30 June 2020


The International Office uses STIBET funds of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD to award scholarships of up to EUR 400 per month for 3 to 4 months to international students and doctoral candidates who wish to complete their studies/ doctorate.


  • Academic achievement.
  • Proven by grades/grade average (students) or letter of recommendation of supervisor (doctoral candidates)
  • Expected to graduate during the designated semester
  • Desirable: work commitment on a voluntary basis
  • Graduation in winter semester 2020/21
  • Residence permit for study purposes or the purpose of a doctorate (in general according to Section 16 of the German Residence Act – AufenthG)
  • All international students and doctoral candidates who expect to complete their studies in the winter semester 2020/21 are eligible to apply. The prerequisites are good academic performance; pro-bono/ voluntary work inside or outside the university is a plus.


Scholarships of up to EUR 400 per month for 3 to 4 months.

If a successful applicant has one or more part-time jobs that earn him or her more than EUR 450 before taxes per month, his or her scholarship for the respective month will be reduced by the difference as per DAAD requirements.


Please make sure that you first fill out the online application form and then submit all listed documents to the International Office (att. Katja Kaboth) by the deadline. During the period in which the SSC is closed, please send your applications by e-mail in the form of a single continuous pdf document to, using the subject “STIBET thesis phase”.

1. Online application form Please note: The online form is only available in the university intranet. To open the form, please connect to Eduroam or connect to the intranet via VPN connection (How to use the VPN connection, in German.

2. Completed application form (pdf)

3. Motivation letter (justification of the application)

4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

5. Transcript with grade average (students)

6. Enrolment certificate

7. Copy of the residence permit

8. Copy of the registration of the thesiswith the Examinations Office (students; if available yet) OR letter of acceptance of doctorate committee(doctoral candidates)

9. If available: Proof of voluntary work (brief confirmation of scope and duration)

10. If you are married: Information about your family’s total income, including proof, if available

11. Letter of recommendation from the supervisor of your thesis or doctorate
The letter of recommendation should answer the following questions:

How did you get to know the applicant?

How would you judge the applicant’s performance in your seminars?

How much does the applicant’s thesis fit his/her profile?

What result do you expect from the applicant’s thesis?

When is the applicant roughly going to finish his/her thesis and/or other exams?
How would you describe the applicant’s personality?

The letter of recommendation must be submitted in a closed envelope or sent by e-mail by the author 

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