Funding opportunities for international students

Like every other student at university, international students are responsible for financing their studies on their own. Please read our info flyer for tips and advice on financing your studies.

Scholarships are available, however, to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement or a high level of social and intercultural commitment. There are numerous scholarships offered every year, e.g. the WWU ProTalent scholarship and a wide range of other grants and scholarships from companies, foundations and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Learn more about funding opportunities here.

If you happen to run into money problems during your studies due to unexpected external circumstances and urgently need financial aid, you can receive support through the Emergency Scholarship offered by the International Office. Students who are in a financially difficult situation a few months before completing their studies can apply for a Graduation Scholarship at the International Office.

Graduation Scholarship of the International Office

The Graduation Scholarship is a short-term scholarship for international students of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) who find themselves in a financially difficult situation shortly before the end of their studies (not included are: language courses, exchange programmmes, part-time programmes and doctoral studies).

  • Who can receive the scholarship?

    International students who are enrolled at the WWU and will complete their studies within one year.

  • What does the scholarship include?

    The amount of the scholarship depends on the funds available and your individual situation. As a rule, you can receive financial support of € 500 for 1-5 months.

  • What documents do you need to submit?

    • Application form
    • Certificate from the Examinations Office [de] (please download and have completed by the Examinations Office)
    • Current certificate of study
    • Current overview of grades or achievements
    • Copy of residence permit (for EU citizens: copy of identity card/passport)
    • Bank statements for the last three months of all your bank accounts (also blocked account, if available)
  • What is the procedure?

    1. Send your application documents in one PDF file by e-mail to: stipendium.io@uni-muenster.de
    2. The selection committee will review your application. If necessary, suitable candidates will be invited to (digital) selection interviews.
    3. You will be informed as soon as the selection committee has decided on the awarding of the scholarships.

     

  • Contact

    Janna Rademacher, Tel.: 0251 83-21869
    Verena Stenzel, Tel.: 0251 83-21879
    stipendium.io@uni-muenster.de

Emergency Scholarship of the International Office

The emergency scholarship is a short-term scholarship for international students of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) who find themselves in a financial emergency situation during their studies (not included are: language courses, exchange programmes, part-time programmes and doctoral studies). It is awarded together with cooperation partners.

  • Who can receive the scholarship?

    International students (usually from the 3rd semester onwards) who are enrolled at the WWU and who are in a financial emergency situation due to unforeseeable external circumstances.

  • What does the scholarship include?

    The amount of the scholarship depends on the funds available and your individual situation. As a rule, you can receive financial support of usually €450 for 1-3 months.

  • What documents do you need to submit?

    • Application form
    • Current certificate of study
    • Current overview of grades or achievements
    • Copy of residence permit (for EU citizens: copy of identity card/passport)
    • Bank statements of the last three months of all your bank accounts (also blocked account, if available)
  • What is the procedure?

    1. Send your application documents in one PDF file by e-mail to: stipendium.io@uni-muenster.de
    2. The selection committee will review your application. If needed, you will be invited to an interview.
    3. You will be informed as soon as the selection committee has decided on the awarding of the scholarships.

     

  • Contact

    Janna Rademacher, Tel.: 0251 83-21869
    Verena Stenzel, Tel.: 0251 83-21879
    stipendium.io@uni-muenster.de