Funding opportunities for international students

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Basically, international students as well as German students are themselves responsible for financing their studies. However, students who have excellent results in their studies or a particularly outstanding social or intercultural commitment can apply for scholarships. For example, there are the Pro-Talent scholarship of the WWU, scholarships from companies, from foundations and from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).  Get informed about scholarships in time! [en]

If during your studies you unexpectedly get into a situation in which you urgently need financial support, you can get help through the DAAD Matching Funds scholarship here in Die Brücke/International Centre of Münster University .

Matching Funds scholarship

The Matching Funds Scholarship is a short-term scholarship for international students (also PhD students) of Münster University who are in immediate financial trouble. The scholarship is granted in cooperation with external partners.

Who can receive the scholarship?
International degree seeking students (usually from the 3rd semester on) who are enrolled at WWU and who have fallen into financial distress due to urgent personal circumstances. Guest and exchange students can not be supported.

What does the scholarship include?
The amount of the scholarship depends on the available funds and your individual situation. The scholarship is usually granted for 1-3 months.

What should I do to get the scholarship?
Please make an appointment with Verena Stenzel at Die Brücke/International Centre or come to the open consultation hours on Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm.

Verena Stenzel
Die Brücke/International Centre of Münster University
Wilmergasse 2
48149 Münster
Raum/room 104
Tel. 0251 83 21879
Mail: bruecke.beratung@wwu.de

Please bring the following documents to the consultation:

- copy of your matriculation certificate
- copy of your residence permit
- copy of an overview of your performance in your studies
- copy of your bank statements for the last 3 months

Instead of an overview of the study performance, PhD students have to show a letter issued by the supervising professor stating the progress of their PhD  thesis.

During the consultation, you will receive further information on the next steps.