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DAAD STIBET Graduation Scholarship


TU Dortmund University offers graduation scholarships to international students several times a year. The graduation scholarship is meant to support international students finishing their studies who are in financial hardships by no fault of their own.

Info: Graduation scholarships can only be provided to students who have registered their thesis and who are in financial need.

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Confirmation of registration for your final thesis (page 9 of the application; to be filled out by the Examinations Office) (Prüfungsamt)
  • Current certificate of enrollment
  • Current overview of your grades
  • Copy of your residency permit
  • Bank statements for the last three months (April until May 2019)
  • Proof of a blocked account, legal obligation to pay, scholarship or earnings
  • If applicable, credit card statements for the last three months
  • If applicable, bank statements from your wife or husband
  • If applicable, a copy of your current work contract

Application Deadline: 28.05.2019

Please submit your application to the International Office on time (current application deadlines will always be announced here and in the News section). The scholarships will be awarded by a selection committee.

For further questions, please read the FAQs.

Contact person at the International Office: Wasila Al-Dubai

Take Note: This scholarship program is organized and carried out by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).

DAAD STIBET Matching Funds Scholarship for 2020


Once a year, during the months of September and October, TU Dortmund University accepts applications for the DAAD STIBET III Matching Funds Scholarship for international students.

A Matching Funds Scholarship requires a co-financer. Before submitting an application, interested students need to find a co-financer. This means the scholarship funds paid out will be divided between the co-financer and the DAAD.

Applicants are asked to submit the following information:

  • Completed application form (here)
  • Current enrollment certificate from TU Dortmund University (up to date)
  • Transcript of records
  • Letter of Commitment from co-financer
  • An official letter co-financer’s employer (employment confirmation)
  • CV of the applicant

Application Deadline: 30.08.2019

Contact person: Wasila Al-Dubai

Please Note: This scholarship program is organized and carried out by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).

The Martin-Schmeißer-Foundation

The Martin-Schmeißer-Foundation offers scholarships to students and graduates in need of financial support during their short-term research stay abroad to complete their final thesis.

The purpose of a Martin-Schmeißer-Scholarship is to sponsor Bachelor's and Master's theses.

Scholarship Stipulations: applicant’s thesis must require at least two months of research abroad. Furthermore, total scholarship funding is limited to a maximum of €1,500.

Please note: the annual application deadline is from 15 February until 30 September.

Application requirements:

  • a description of your project on no more than three pages (formatting can be individual, but should be Word-processed).
  • Please state clearly why a stay abroad is important for completing your thesis.
  • a recommendation from the supervising professor, i.e. the professor who will be supervising your thesis
  • a declaration from your advisor stating that a stay abroad is necessary for thesis-related research
  • a statement from the foreign institution declaring that they will host you during your thesis research
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • a higher education entrance qualification (Abiturzeugnis) and a transcript of records
  • a statement of costs

We would kindly like to remind you that double funding is not possible.

Further information

For general inquiries, please contact: Mrs. Andrea Schöne (International Office).


Further Information here

The Scholarship Database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD scholarship database includes all programs offered by the DAAD as well as other support organizations for international students, academics and researchers who are looking for sources of funding to complete their studies or research stays in Germany.

Apart from the programs listed on the DAAD website, there are more offers in terms of academic support that are not mentioned in the database. For further information you can look up the offices from DAAD branches, from all diplomatic offices representing the Federal Republic of Germany or from the relevant offices at universities abroad.

Further Information here

DAAD Stiftung- The Emergency Fund

Further Information here

DAAD Annual Scholarship

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