• International Office/ Welcome Center

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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:

Richtlinien / Guidelines

Antragsformular / Application Form


Scholarship for International Students in English-Language Master Programmes at Bielefeld University here.

for international doctoral candidates

Final Degree Scholarship for international doctoral candidates 2020

The Welcome Centre announces a final degree scholarship for international doctoral candidates. Successful applicants receive a monthly stipend of €1000 for one up to six months. Prerequisites include:

  • Good academic record
  • Expectation that the degree will be granted within a year.

Closing date for applications: 14.09.2020

Form for letter of recommendation (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.

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:

Studentische Hilfskraft für den Verein zur Förderung internationaler Studierender in Bielefeld e.V. (ViSiB) im Bereich: Betreuung internationaler Studierender 





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)