International Office

Scholarships awarded by the International Office

Our scholarships are funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) of North Rhine-Westphalia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and are awarded according to MKW and DAAD guidelines.

Scholarship grantees are selected by a committee consisting of members of different RUB faculties. Information on the scholarships on this page and others are subject to change according to the provision of funds, i.e. the scholarships can only be awarded if sufficient funding is provided by the MKW and DAAD.

Because of this scholarship, my heavy financial load has been lightened. I hope in turn to one day be able to give back and help other students and those most in need to achieve their goals. Thank you again for this incredible gift.

Sayed, student from Afghanistan

How does the application process work?

Step 1:

  • You apply online via the application portal (is only available during the application period) with your complete and signed application documents. You will find the access link and the application deadline in the respective scholarship description.
  • You will receive a confirmation that we have received your application, and an application number.

Step 2:

  • The International Office checks whether your application is complete. Only complete applications can be considered. There is NO possibility to hand in documents later than the application deadline.
  • A committee will evaluate your application and decide on the awarding of the scholarships. The following criteria will be considered:
    • academic achievments
    • motivation
    • financial situation
    • letter of recommendation
    • social commitment
    • form an layout of the application documents

Step 3:

  • We inform you as soon as the committee has made its decision (mid-March).
  • If your application is successful, you will receive the first payment probably by mid-April.


In order to receive the payment of the scholarships you will need a German or European bank account (with IBAN and BIC).

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