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  • 1. Enrollment in a study course study at Bielefeld University
  • 2. Positive letter of recommendation from a university teacher/supervisor (for Studienstipendium and Abschlussstipendien)
  • 3. Proof of asylum status/refugee background
    • Persons with a BÜMA/Ankunftsnachweis proof of arrival (asylum application registration prior to submission of the application under §63a AsylG)
    • Asylum seekers (ongoing procedure - Aufenthaltsgestattung temporary residence title under §55 AsylG)
    • Tolerated persons (temporary suspension of deportation - tolerated stay under §60a AufenthG)
    • Persons entitled to asylum under Art. 16a GG/1951 Refugee Convention (residency under §25 para. 1 AufenthG)
    • Recognised refugees under §3 AsylG (residency under $25 para. 2 sentence 1/1. AufenthG)
    • Persons entitled to subsidiary protection under §4 AsylG (residency under $25 para. 2 sentence 1/2. AufenthG)
    • Persons with protection against deportation under §60 para. 5 and 7 AufenthG (residency under §25 para.3 AufenthG)
    • Persons with residence permit status under §22 sentences 1 and 2, §23 para. 1, 2 and 4, §24 and §25 para. 5 AufenthG
    • Relatives (parents, children, spouses) of recognised refugees they followed, refugees under the 1951 Refugee Convention and persons entitled to subsidiary protection
    • Persons with a 'fictional certificate' under §81 para. 3 and 4 AufenthG

Selection criteria

Funding is given to students or prospective students with a refugee background who are characterized by a high level of motivation and an expected success in their studies:

  • Earned credits or achievements in the preparatory courses (course achievements are reviewed every semester)
  • Language skills and language certificates
  • Motivation letter
  • Positive letter of recommendation from a university teacher/supervisor
  • if available, social engagement
  • Current financial situation/special needs
Important: BAföG must be credited to the scholarships. Whoever receives the maximum amount of BAföG cannot receive a scholarship at the same time.

Scholarship duties

  • Participation in the scholarship programme (frequent meetings, workshops, etc.)
  • Proof of credit points (to be handed in to the Clearingstelle every semester )
  • Notification of changes to the Clearingstelle
  • Submission of a scholarship report up to two months after the end of the semester