International Office
Man Holding His Graduation Hat
Man Holding His Graduation Hat

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 the winter semester 2022/23.

How much is the grant?

  • If you do not receive BAföG:
    • €400/month
    • Over a four-month period
  • If you receive BAföG at the same time:
    • €300/month
    • Over a four-month period
  • In addition to the financial support, there is a scholarship mentoring programme, including:
    • Group meetings
    • Discussion rounds

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.

Apply now!

Application deadline is 08 August 2022, 11:59 pm!

Apply here!

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