for international students

  • University degree support: Support for completing studies should allow international students to worry less burdened by financial preparation for the final exam. Provides information and application forms can be found here: Guidelines
    Application Form

for international doctoral candidates

    Final Degree Scholarship for international doctoral candidates STIBET 2018

    Together with the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst, DAAD), the Welcome Centre announces a final degree scholarship for international doctoral candidates. Successful applicants receive a monthly stipend of € 784 for one up to six months. Prerequisites include a good academic record and the expectation that the degree will be granted within a year.

    Closing date for applications: 30.11.2017

    ->Form for letter of recommendation (in German)
    ->STIBET FAQ (in German)

for international researchers

  • International Guest Lectureship Programme of Bielefeld University
    Find information for your application here.

for studies and training abroad

  • Fulbright Scholarships USA 2018/19:
    The Fulbright Commission offers scholarships for graduate studies (Master/PhD) in the US.
    Please find information here.

  • Scholarships for a stay abroad
    Here you will find all information about scholarships for studying abroad, the International Office awards (PROMOS and partial scholarships of the Rectorate). Applications must be submitted to the International Office.
    - Scholarship IO (Download)
    - Financing plan (Download)
    - Learning Agreement for Freemover (in German)(Research stay and final assignment) (Download)
    - Learning Agreement for Freemover (in English)(Research stay and final assignment) (Download)
    - Learning Agreement for Freemover (in German)(Studies) (Download)
    - Learning Agreement for Freemover (in English)(Studies) (Download)

  • News events for studying abroad in the summer semester 2018 fit-fur-ausland-veranstaltungen-im-sommersemester-2018.pdf
  • Exchange program for foreign language assistants
    The Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD) is annually offering an exchange program for foreign language assistants. Prospective teachers get the chance to teach German at a school or university abroad for one year and thereby gain a lot of teaching experience. Further information and application documents are available here. Don't hesitate to ask for help and advice at the International Office.

  • McCloy Scholarship Program for Harvard Kennedy School and ERP Scholarship program for the USA
    The McCloy Scholarship Program enables students to commence a graduate program at Harvard Kennedy School and the ERP Scholarship supports students to pursue their studies/research for one or two years at an Ivy-League University in the USA. Both programs are directed at excellent students of all faculties with an undergraduate diploma. A successful application also allows admission to the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

    Both programs aim at strenghtening transatlantic ties by training and connecting excellent future managers for the public sector. Further information:
    -> Flyer McCloy program(in German)
    ->Flyer ERP program(in German)

for student assistants and internships at the International Office

Student Assistants:
  • No current tenders
  • Study placement at the Welcome Centre
    The Welcome Centre offers placements for students for a duration between six weeks and three months. The placement qualifies for an accreditation to study credits within the framework of practical modules.
    -> Announcement (download)

  • Erasmus+ placement at the Welcome Centre
    The Welcome Centre offers international students placements for a duration of three months. Funding through Erasmus+ or a comparable sponsoring association is recommended.
    Information and announcement:
    -> Erasmus+ placement [in German]
    -> Announcement (download)