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    Scholarships and Awards

    Scholarships and Awards
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Scholarships and Awards for International (degree-seeking) Students

Bielefeld University, together with its various partners, awards scholarships and prizes to international students with special achievements in their studies and/or extraordinary commitment alongside their studies.


The following scholarship programmes are available for international students:

  • Graduation scholarships for students in the period shortly before their bachelor or master degree or the state examination (application 2x/year, next application deadline: 15th January 2023) Please click here for further information.
  • Scholarships for students in English-language master programmes in their 1st or 2nd semester (together with the Universitätsgesellschaft Bielefeld), next call for applications in 2023
  • Scholarships for international students with a refugee history, for which you can find information here.

First and foremost the scholarship holders are provided with financial support. In addition the students find further support in a social and ideational form. You can find an insight into the first scholarship holder celebration of the International Office here.

Further there are many other scholarships that are financed by different sponsors, such as the scholarship programmes of the Studienfonds OWL, which are open to all students of Bielefeld University. In the future, you will find an overview of other scholarships in the ISSC's e-learning space. In addition, you can research here:

There are also offers of support for financial emergencies. The ISSC can pay international students emergency aid from funds of the Association for International Students in Bielefeld (ViSiB) in case of financial hardship. Please contact for further information. Alternatively, both the Protestant Student Community (ESG) and the Catholic University Community (KHG) can help with small amounts to overcome financial emergencies. It is also possible to apply for a social loan from the General Student Committee (AStA).

For more information and assistance in finding and applying for scholarships, please attend our events and office hours about financing your studies. There you can also find out about our assistance in financial emergency situations. You can find the current office hours here.


In addition to scholarships, the following awards are presented to international:

If you are a student and wonder whether you would be suitable as an award winner contact us: .

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