KU Scholarship for International Students

For international students who are professionally suitable and in need, the KU offers the “KU Scholarship for International Students“. This scholarship is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art.

 

Target group

International full-time and degree-seeking students at the KU from the 3rd semester (BA) or 2nd semester (MA)

Funding period

Funding term for summer: April 1 to August 31
Funding term for winter: October 1 - February 28

The maximum funding period is 36 months

Amount of funding

The stipend is expected to be 450 EUR per month (i.e. 2,250 EUR in total), subject to the Ministry's funding commitment

Application deadline

February 15/ (spring semester) / August 15 (fall semester)

The selection takes place in September for the winter semester and in March of each year for the summer semester. We kindly ask you to refrain from inquiries regarding the proceedings of the selection process.

Required documents for degree seeking students

Please submit as one pdf file:

  • Application form (filled out and signed)
  •  Transcript of Records and, for Master students, an additional copy of the Bachelor's certificate
  • Tabular curriculum vitae in German or English language
  • Confirmation of enrollment for the semester of the sponsorship
  • Letter of motivation (German or English, approx. 1 page)
  • Copy of passport or identity card


To be sent directly by the author to the International Office:

  • Current academic letter of recommendation

Required documents for Erasmus+, exchange and double-degree students

Please submit as one pdf file:

  • Application form (filled out and signed)
  • Tabular curriculum vitae in German or English language
  • Letter of motivation (German or English, approx. 1 page)


To be sent directly by the author to the International Office:

  • Current academic letter of recommendation

Application process

Please send your complete application documents as one pdf file (max. 5 MB) via e-mail to KU's International Office, incoming(at)ku.de.
Subject: KU scholarship  for international students

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Selection criteria

  • Academic qualification
  • Personal qualification
  • You have not yet exceeded the maximum funding period (36 months) for this scholarship.
  • You are enrolled as a student at the KU (campus Eichstätt or campus Ingolstadt) in an academic program during the funding period.
  • Advanced studies with good (min. 2.3) study performance (undergraduates from 3rd semester onwards, graduates from 2nd semester onwards, PhD)
  • Financial need - you are in financial need when your  gross annual income does not exceed the following income limits:
    • Applicant (own income):  15,000 EUR
    • Every child who receives child maintenance: 8,000 EUR

      Income within the meaning of the program includes, for example, income from one's own employment, maintenance payments from third parties (especially parents), additional scholarships, etc.
  • Excluded: students with a provisional admission, attending the DSH intensive German course, and free mover students

Contact and call for applications

If you have any questions regarding the funding you may contact Jessica Hofmacher, incoming(at)ku.de.

Call for applications