Merit Scholarship for International Student

June 12, 2024
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About this Program

With its merit scholarship program, University of Hamburg supports outstanding international students and doctoral researchers in all subjects and at all degree levels who have been socially committed and actively involved in an international context. The awarding of a merit scholarship allows recipients to concentrate fully on their studies and gives them the opportunity to develop their skills.


  • Have been enrolled in your subject at University of Hamburg for at least 2 semesters and are pursuing a degree.
  • Do not hold German citizenship.
  • Are not eligible for the federal student loan scheme.

Selection Criteria 

  • Good to excellent academic performance
  • Other verifiable knowledge and capabilities
  • Social and/or intercultural activities
  • Applicant’s need/social situation

Scholarship Benefits

For selected students:

The maximum monthly funding sum is €930. Depending on the availability of funding, individual doctoral researchers may be awarded a merit scholarship totaling €1,200 per month (roughly 2–3 merit scholarships are awarded per round). Merit scholarships are awarded for 2 semesters (total of 12 months). You can reapply for a scholarship. In well-founded exceptional cases, the maximum funding period is 3 years.

Require Documents

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of social and/or intercultural activities (if applicable)
  • Record of achievement: Student in a Bachelor’s degree program and students in a degree program concluding with a state examination or current transcript of records. Students in a Master’s degree program and doctoral researchers need to submit their most recent degree certificate with grades in either English or German.
  • Evaluations from 2 full-time teaching staff members with doctorates at University of Hamburg.

How to Apply

You can contact to WEduAbroad Team for further support and assistance at +855 17 54 83 54 | +855 63 63 60 (available in Telegram) 

For more information, you could go to the Official Website.

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