Financial support for refugees

Scholarships

Scholarship at the beginning of studies

Donors: Verein zur Förderung in Not geratener Studierender and DAAD

Aspirants: refugees

Scope of funding: 1.500 € in total (300€ per month) for purchases that are necessary for studying

Application Deadline: 16. April 2018

Requirements

  • Enrolled at h_da
  • Refugee background (proven by copy of residence permit)
  • Financial distress (verifiable)

For information about additional required documents please have a look at the application form.

Application: Please submit the completed form by mail or email to

Hochschule Darmstadt
Student Service Center
Frau Julia-Charlott Jackel
Schöfferstraße 3
64295 Darmstadt
Email: julia.jackel@h-da.de 

HessenFonds (students)

Donor:  Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Aspirants: Talented and high-performing students with refugee background

Scope of funding: 300 Euro/month for up to 12 months

Requirements: 

  • entitled to asylum or recognized refugee
  • no more than three years since the registration in Germany at the time of the first application
  • enrolled at a state university in the State of Hessen
  • high academic achievements

Application: Please submit the completed form by mail or email until July 16th to:

Hochschule Darmstadt
Student Service Center
Julia Jackel
Haardtring 100
64295 Darmstadt

E-Mail: refugees@h-da.de

HessenFonds (PhD Students)

Donor:  Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Aspirants: Talented and high-performing PhD students with refugee background

Scope of funding: 1.150 Euro/month for up to 12 months

Requirements: 

  • entitled to asylum or recognized refugee
  • no more than three years since the registration in Germany at the time of the first application
  • accepted as a PhD student and supervised at a state university in Hessen with high academic achievements

Application: Please submit the completed form by mail or email until July 16th to:

Hochschule Darmstadt
Student Service Center
Julia Jackel
Haardtring 100
64295 Darmstadt
E-Mail: refugees@h-da.de

HessenFonds (Researchers)

Donor:  Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Aspirants: Talented and high-performing researchers with refugee background

Scope of funding: 2.000 Euro/month for up to 12 months

Requirements: 

  • entitled to asylum or recognized refugee
  • no more than three years since the registration in Germany at the time of the first application
  • Research or teaching place guarantee and support statement from a state university in Hessen 
  • exceptional achievements in research or/and teaching

Application: Please submit the completed form by mail or email until July 16th to:

Hochschule Darmstadt
International Office
Frau Julia Knoke
Schöfferstraße 12
64295 Darmstadt

E-Mail: julia.knoke@h-da.de

BAföG

 If you have recognised refugee status in Germany you can  apply for BAföG immediately, regardless of how long you've already been here. Persons with exceptional leave to remain (Duldung) or those with a residence permit on humanitarian grounds may only apply for BAföG after 15 months of residency in Germany. BAföG is state-funded financial support for students who are unable to meet the costs of studying themselves. BAföG stands for BundesAusbildungsrderungsGesetz (German Federal Training Assistance Act).

Costs of studying

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences does not charge tuition fees. However, students are obliged to pay a semester contribution which consists of fees for the student union, the student administration (AStA) and the semester ticket for local public transport.

More Information about BAföG

Find out more information about BAföG by visiting German Rectors´Conference Website.