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Scholarships for international students awarded via the International Office

The University of Bayreuth’s International Office has a limited amount of scholarship funding at its disposal thanks to programmes offered by the DAAD (the STIBET programme) and the State of Bavaria. International students and doctoral researchers can submit their applications for these scholarships to the International Office. The application deadline is 15 September for Winter Semester and 15 March for Summer Semester. These scholarships can only be awarded for up to one year.

Students (monthly scholarship payments: € 300)
International students can apply for the scholarships starting in their third semester of study; scholarship funding cannot be provided during the first two semesters of study.

You must submit the following documents together with your application:

  • Your enrolment certificate
  • A copy of your passport and residence permit
  • A letter of recommendation from an instructor at the University of Bayreuth
  • Evidence of coursework completed at the University of Bayreuth, including grades (copies of individual course or exam certificates or a transcript of records)
  • Your CV
  • A signed statement confirming you will pay back the grant if you become a German citizen.

Online Application for Students

Decisions are based on your grades up to the previous semester. If you fail to provide evidence of your previous coursework, your application cannot be considered.

Doctoral researchers (monthly scholarship payments: € 400)

You must submit the following documents together with your application:

  • Your enrolment certificate
  • A copy of your passport and residence permit
  • A letter of recommendation from your supervising professor at the University of Bayreuth
  • An exposé and a timeline for your doctoral research
  • Your CV
  • A signed statement confirming you will pay back the grant if you become a German citizen.

Online Application for Doctoral Researchers

DAAD’s STIBET Programme
International students and doctoral researchers can also apply for a STIBET scholarship offered by the DAAD. STIBET scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding contributions in the area of internationalization. Evidence of such contributions must be submitted together with the application along with the documents listed above.

Important notice for all applicants: Applications must be submitted online. The application portal closes automatically once the deadline has passed. Recommendations and transcripts can be submitted by e-mail (daniela.kasel@uni-bayreuth.de) up to 14 days following the deadline.

DAAD Scholarships

In addition, international students can also apply for scholarships by submitting their applications to the DAAD. Further information is available at the German embassy or by visiting www.daad.de. 


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