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KU IntAid - the KU scholarship program for international study stays

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is a cosmopolitan university with a strong international profile and an international campus culture. Its international orientation even goes beyond the KU’s campus borders: The University wants to provide all its students with the possibility to spend an extended study stay at a partner institution abroad. In accordance with its guiding principles, the KU is committed to social responsibility, solidarity and equal opportunities. It promotes civic involvement that supports its students in developing their talents and unfolding their full potential.

This is why the KU launches its scholarship program KU IntAid for study stays abroad that are not covered by the Erasmus+ program. It will especially support students who are socially committed or who have difficulties financing a stay abroad.

Being a family friendly university, the KU supports a good balance between studies and family life also in the context of its scholarship program and wants to make the decision of studying abroad easier for eligible students by offering family allowances. Disabled students who are eligible for the scholarship can obtain additional special funding for a study stay abroad.

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fold faq Application requirements

Irrespective of nationality, the scholarship can be awarded to students who are enrolled at the KU and would like to spend a stay abroad at a partner university that is not part of the Erasmus+ network for at least one semester during their studies. It may be, but does not have to be, a required stay abroad.

fold faq Funding criteria
  • Personal qualification through proven social commitment (e.g. voluntary work or confirmed active membership in a non-profit association or a charitable student group, church association, voluntary service or similar)

or

  • Financial hardship proven by a self-declaration, according to which the study stay abroad cannot be financed, neither by own funds nor by third-party funding (e.g. in form of a scholarship awarded by another institution or by financial support provided by the parents). Those who do not exceed the following annual gross income limits are considered to suffer financial hardship within the above meaning:

    • Applicant € 15,000
    • Plus an additional € 8,000 for every dependent child

fold faq Application documents

In order to apply, please submit the following documents, combined as one PDF file, with reference Bewerbung KU IntAid to foerderunginternational(at)ku.de in due time:

  • Résumé
  • Proof of social commitment or declaration regarding income level (for the latter, please use this template)
  • Confirmation of enrollment for the current semester
  • Current overview of grades
  • Letter of motivation
  • Current proof of language proficiency for the language of study at the partner university
  • Proposal for a Learning Agreement
  • If already available: Letter of admission from partner university
  • Students with disabilities (degree of disability 30% or higher) who would like to apply for special funding: Individual request (please use the following templates: Application & calculation form)

If individual documents have already been submitted to the International Office in connection with a current application process for a place of study at a partner university, you do not need to submit them again. However, proof of social commitment and/or the declaration regarding income level and the letter of motivation must be submitted in any case.

fold faq Combination with other sources of financing

The scholarship program KU IntAid is partly funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts.

It is not possible to combine this program with other scholarships that are explicitly awarded for a study stay abroad (e.g. by the DAAD, Erasmus+, Swiss-European Mobility Programme or organizations for the promotion of young talent).

fold faq Scholarship payments

  • A monthly scholarship payment, which shall be determined depending on the respective country of destination and which is in line with the corresponding DAAD rates for students or graduates. Please refer to the scholarship calculator (only in German) for more detailed information
  • One-off travel subsidy depending on the region: within Europe EUR 500, outside Europe EUR 1,000
  • Payments for health, accident and personal liability insurance up to a maximum amount of EUR 160 per month
  • Family allowances for accompanying spouses, registered partners or parents and for children under the age of 18:

    • Child allowance:Monthly child allowance for accompanying children in the amount of EUR 400 for the first child and EUR 100 for every additional child
    • Costs for childcare: This funding pool takes over proven childcare costs for children under the age of 12 to a maximum amount of EUR 1,200 a month
    • Allowance for partners: Monthly allowance in the amount of EUR 200 for spouses or registered partners or for parents, if at least one common minor child accompanies the parents
    • Travel allowance depending on country of destination: The complete travel expenses for children under the age of 2 (at the time of travel) can be reimbursed upon submission of the receipts.
    • Payments for health, accident and personal liability insurance up to a maximum amount of EUR 160 per month for adults and EUR 220 per month for accompanying children

  • Special funding for students with disabilities: up to an additional EUR 10,000 per mobility following corresponding application

The scholarship KU IntAid is initially awarded for one semester (no longer than 5 months) and can be extended by one further semester subject to availability of funds by way of submission of an informal justified application. The application must be submitted at the earliest three months and at the latest one month prior to expiry of the first funding period. The maximum funding period is two semesters (ten months).

fold faq Application deadline
  • March 15, 2020 for study stays in the academic year 2020/2021
  • February 15, 2021 for study stays in the academic year 2021/2022