Financial support for refugees

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: 12. April 2019


  • 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 Katharina Dötzer
Schöfferstraße 3
64295 Darmstadt


 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.