Scholarships for international degree-students in the final stages of their degrees


The International Office at Trier University is able to provide financial support for students using sponsorship funds from the German Academic Exchange Service and the Scholarship Foundation for International Students and Young Academics for the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The primary aim of this financial support is to enable qualified international students to concentrate of their degree and final dissertation.

Any international student can apply who is in need of financial support, as long as their previously achieved grades are very good and they are in the final stages of their degree.

Graduation scholarship | Who can apply?

Applications are accepted from students who…

  • are not of German nationality,
  • are registered at Trier University in order to acquire a degree qualification
  • need financial support,
  • and who, based on their previously achieved grades, are likely graduate within a maximum of two semesters.

Applications are NOT accepted from students who…

  • are exchange students or short-term students at Trier University
  • are registered at Trier University only to acquire an academic certificate but not a full degree qualification
  • are of German nationality or who have completed their under-graduate studies in Germany
  • receive BAföG payments
  • are receiving a full stipend or scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service or similar organisation
  • are planning to complete a study programme or work placement abroad during the period of the scholarship
  • are in the first term of a one-year Master’s degree programme

Graduation scholarship | Selection procedure

  • Please note that your application can only be considered if you submit a properly completed application form along with all the required documents
  • The selection of students for scholarship support is done by a committee of representatives of Trier University and Trier Student Services on the basis of the written application documents. The main selection criteria are that the student is likely to complete their qualification within the scholarship period, financial need, and very good grades.
  • A properly completed application does not guarantee scholarship support.
  • The applicants are informed in writing about the outcome of the application process by the International Office.
  • We ask applicants to refrain from contacting us in advance.

Graduation Scholarship | Scholarship amount and duration

Value of the scholarship:

  • up to 350 Euros per month for students in Bachelor’s programmes
  • up to 400 Euros per month for students in Magister, Master’s, Diploma, or State Exam degree programmes

Scholarship period:

  • Period of support: maximum 6 months (beginning in March 2019)
  • For Bachelor’s and Master’s students and students in one or two-year postgraduate programmes (e.g. LLM etc.) the period of support is usually not extended.
  • For students in  State Exam degrees, an extension of the scholarship period for up to 6 further months is allowed in exceptional circumstances.
  • The scholarship holder can be in the final stages of their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • The scholarship support ends at the end of the month in which the scholarship holder sits their last exam or submits their final dissertation.

Graduation scholarship | Application documents

Application Documents:

  • Properly completed, printed and signed application form
  • Current certificate of enrolment at Trier University
  • Evidence of completed modules/courses and exams
  • If possible: Registration of the topic of your final dissertation or final examination(s)
  • Provisional time-table for the completion of your degree (in monthly steps)
  • CV with a passport photo
  • Evidence of current finances (e.g. pay-slip of your partner)
  • Reference from a professor

Application deadline
18 March 2019

Please send your complete application and all relevant documents to:

International Office
Trier University
- Studienabschluss-Stipendium -
Universitätsring 15 (Raum V20a, Sekretariat)
54286 Trier