In addition or supplementary to the scholarship programmes listed in the brochure, there are the following possibilities to finance a stay abroad. This refers both to self-organised stays and to stays carried out within the framework of an exchange programme of Trier University. In the latter case, however, please consult the International Office.
Many funding institutions only award funds for a stay abroad to applicants with German citizenship or equivalent. For more information, please refer to the announcements of the respective scholarship providers.
I. Funding through Foundations
The scholarship programmes for gifted students usually also support stays abroad in addition to studies at the home university. More information is available from the scholarship advisory service ("Stipendienberatung") at Trier University www.stipendien.uni-trier.de and at www.stipendiumplus.de. There are also numerous other foundations that support students from a certain region, with a certain subject focus or project, for example. More information is available at www.stiftungen.org ("Stiftungssuche") and at www.scholarshipportal.eu.
II. BAföG Funding Abroad
Stays abroad (studies or internships) can be funded upon separate application. However, it is not possible to simply take the BAföG funding you receive in Germany with you abroad. Special offices are responsible for BAföG grants abroad. A list of addresses can be found here. Within the EU member states and Switzerland, the entire course of study, including the degree, is eligible for support. Outside the EU, after a one-year start phase in Germany, training can be funded for up to one year, or for up to five semesters in total if there are special reasons. As a rule, a maximum of one year of training abroad does not count towards the maximum BAföG funding period. In addition to the domestic requirement, the following costs abroad are taken into account in the funding type 50% grant, 50% interest-free loan:
- Surcharges abroad (only outside the EU and Switzerland)
- Surcharges for health insurance abroad
- Travel costs within the EU for an outward and return journey, each at a flat rate of 250 EUR
- Travel costs outside the EU for a return trip: 500 EUR per trip
For verifiably necessary tuition fees, you can additionally receive a grant of up to 5,600 EUR/year for a maximum of one year, which means that nothing of this has to be paid back later. Further information: www.bafög.de/de/auslandsfoerderung-384.php
III. Scholarship "Deutschlandstipendium"
Students at Trier University can apply for the Scholarship "Deutschlandstipendium" at the beginning of their studies (application phase in the summer semester). The scholarship amount is 300 EUR per month and is paid for two semesters (reapplication possible). The scholarship is not dependent on income and can be combined with BAföG or, for example, the PROMOS scholarship.
Further information: www.deutschlandstipendium.uni-trier.de
IV. Training loan ("Bildungskredit")
For training-related stays abroad, a low-interest education loan can be guaranteed regardless of income (maximum 24 monthly instalments of 300 EUR each).
More information: www.bildungskredit.de; a comparison of different education loan offers can be found at www.che.de/studienkredittest.
DAAD-PROMOS Scholarships for Study Abroad for Students of Trier University
The International Office of Trier University invites applications for scholarships from funds of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for the following types of stays abroad.
Funding for study visits abroad which are self-organised or take place via an exchange programme of Trier University. The minimum duration is 30 days (funding for trimesters and participation in summer schools with subject-related content). The maximum funding period is 4 months (also for longer stays). Funding is provided in the form of a country-specific flat-rate travel allowance and monthly partial scholarship instalments.
Stays for the purpose of writing a dissertation
Country-dependent flat-rate travel allowance and monthly partial scholarship instalments for stays which serve the purpose of writing a dissertation and last at least 30 days.
Country-dependent flat-rate travel allowance and monthly partial scholarship instalments for stays which represent added value within the framework of individual study training and last for at least 60 days.
Applications are open to German and foreign students enrolled at Trier University with the aim of obtaining a degree. Stays by foreign students in their home country are excluded.
If funding begins between January and June: usually in November
For funding beginning between June and December: usually in May
DAAD Annual Scholarships for Study Abroad
These full-time scholarships (usually tuition fees up to a country-specific upper limit, living expenses, insurance and travel costs) enable the scholarship holders to pursue a study project at a host university of their choice. The programme is aimed at students who would like to spend a year abroad outside the ERASMUS+ programme countries while studying in Germany. The question of admission to the respective university must be clarified by the scholarship holders themselves (if necessary, at the same time as the application to the DAAD).
Students in Bachelor's, Master's, Diplom and Staatsexamens degree programmes (or equivalent) in all academic disciplines. Students without German citizenship can also apply under certain conditions (more information on the DAAD homepage).
depending on the country
DAAD scholarships for Master's studies abroad
One to two-year full scholarships for participation in a Master's programme leading to a degree anywhere in the world
Graduates who would like to gain a Master's degree or equivalent at a foreign university after graduation
depending on the country
DAAD Annual Scholarships for LL.M. Postgraduate Studies
Full scholarships for accredited one-year LL.M programmes at foreign universities
Law graduates who have completed the "First Law Examination" with at least "vollbefriedigend" by the application deadline.
usually in March
DAAD Programme IFI – International Research Stays in Computer Science and Related Fields
One to six-month short scholarships for Master's thesis or doctoral projects
Master's students and PhD students in the field of computer science
Applications at any time; the processing time is about four months
Haniel Scholarship Programme of the "Studienstiftung"
Funding is provided for at least two semesters of business-related studies abroad in combination with an internship of several months in a business enterprise in the host country (both organised by the applicants themselves).
Graduates of all disciplines who have an in-depth interest in economic issues
Admission to the study programme and the Haniel Foundation, tuition fees up to 14,000 EUR/year, monthly full scholarship up to a maximum of 1,500 EUR, travel allowance
usually in October#
Eidam & Partner Scholarships Abroad
Up to six-month partial scholarships for worldwide internships or semesters abroad
Graduates with German citizenship
450,- EUR per month of stay