International Office

Graduation Grant for international students

The Graduation Grant is aimed at international students who are about to complete their studies.

Who can apply?

International students with or without a refugee background who

  • are enrolled at Ruhr-Universität Bochum,
  • hold a foreign nationality,
  • have not obtained their higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) at a German school,
  • are in the final stage of their studies and aim to graduate during summer semester 2023 or winter semester 2023/24.

How much is the grant?

  • If you do not receive BAföG:

    • €500/month
    • Over a six-month period
  • If you receive BAföG at the same time:
    • €300/month
    • Over a six-month period
  • In addition to the financial support, there is an accompanying programme, with e.g. group meetings and individual consultation.

Which documents are required for the application?

  • Letter of motivation (around one page)*
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) (max. two pages)*
  • Letter of recommendation from a university lecturer on academic performance and prospects of academic success**
  • Copy of the residence permit (or passport for EU citizens)*
  • Bank statements for the last three months (March, April, May) for all of your bank accounts*
  • BAföG notification (if available)*
  • Current certificate of enrollment*
  • Transcript of records*
  • Department's confirmation*
  • Proof of social commitment or special achievements

*Mandatory documents to be uploaded to the application portal.

**Mandatory document to be either sent by the applicant to directly or uploaded to the application portal.

Please remember to submit your application early!

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