Graduation grants for international students

The International Office of Ruhr-Universität Bochum offers graduation grants funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE SUMMER TERM 2019 ENDS ON 14 April 2019!

The scholarships are offered to international students who:

  • are studying at RUB and graduated from a foreign school and/or completed their first university degree abroad.
  • are close to their final degree (Bachelor; Master; State Examination or equivalent degree), thus plan their graduation within the summer term 2019.
  • effected good to very good performances during their studies.
  • are reliant on financial support during their final phase of study.

The scholarships are amounting to 400€ monthly within a period of four months.

How to apply:

Applications can only be submitted online.
STEP 1:
Before you complete the online survey (Step 2), please prepare the following files in.pdf format:

  • your motivational letter (Please consider the following: your academic achievements and plans after graduation/your general and financial situation in Germany/your social commitment)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Transcript of Records
  • University lecturer's letter of recommendation (by request, this letter may be sent directly to Rebekka Kirsch by the lecturer)
  • Department’s confirmation
  • certificate of enrolment for the summer term 2019
  • copy of residence permit (for non EU-students)
  • optional: certificate about social commitment (may be advantageous though it is not a requirement)


STEP 2:
Please fill the following online survey precisely and carefully: Application for a graduation grant

Please take a look to our FAQ-list on the right hand side as well.


The scholarships will be provided from May 2019 until August 2019. The grants will be awarded by a selection committee of the International Office with special consideration of good performances during the previous studies and financial needs.



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DAAD-Freundeskreis

The DAAD-Freundeskreis is the alumni association of the German Academic Exchange Service. DAAD scholarship holders and alumni can get acquainted and take part in events and excursions.