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Financing

This page gives information about scholarships and need-based student financial aid, as well as part-time student jobs and internships.

For an overview of how much it costs per month to study in Flensburg, check the table under Housing. If you’d like to open a blocked bank account (Sperrkonto) in Germany or need to obtain proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Germany, you can find the relevant information under Bank Account and Visa.

Scholarships and Student Financial Aid

Scholarships and Student Financial Aid

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) gives a good overview of the various funding opportunities for students, graduates and researchers. For some of these scholarships, you need to apply already from your home country. The DAAD database allows you to use keywords and other criteria to search for specific scholarships and funding opportunities.  

Europa-Universität Flensburg does not award its own student scholarships; it only gives out DAAD STITBET scholarships.

Financed by the German Federal Foreign Office, the STIBET scholarship program of the DAAD enables universities to award STIBET scholarships to foreign students at their own discretion. The program supports undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a regular degree program with the aim to obtain either a bachelor’s or master’s degree (exception: contact scholarships). Universities can use the scholarship funds to award three types of scholarships:

  • 1 – DAAD DEGREE-COMPLETION GRANTS funded by the Federal Foreign Office (only for international degree-seeking students who are in the final stages of their degree program):  These grants mainly seek to provide funding to enable foreign students who have fallen into situations of economic need (through no fault of their own) to concentrate on their studies and successfully complete their degree program. To be eligible, students must have a very good academic performance record, and they must expect to graduate within one year.
  • 2 – DAAD SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGHLY ENGAGED STUDENTS funded by the Federal Foreign Office (only for international degree-seeking students): To be eligible, students must have a very good academic performance record, and they must have distinguished themselves through exceptional engagement within the international context of the university.
  • 3 – DAAD CONTACT SCHOLARSHIP financed by the Federal Foreign Office (only for exchange students): Contact scholarships enable universities to award scholarships to foreign students – especially those from partner universities – and thus to strengthen their international partnerships. Contact scholarships can only be awarded to students from partner universities or universities with which partnership agreements are planned.

Application Materials:

  1. Letter of motivation for your selected scholarship program
  2. Tabular curriculum vitae
  3. Proof that you are a student at Europa-Universität Flensburg (Studienbescheinigung)
  4.  Europa-Universität Flensburg grade transcript (Transcript of Records) issued by the Examination Office; doctoral students should provide a copy of the master's degree certificate
  5.  Letter of recommendation from a university lecturer (can be sent directly to Lucila Morales de Mittag in the International Center,)
  6. Proof of current enrollment or, for a contact scholarship, nomination from the partner university
  7. For the DEGREE-COMPLETION GRANT, in addition to the documents above you will need to submit:
  • Documents that provide information about your social situation that can justify and support your application (copy of your rental agreement, copy of your health insurance policy)

  • Written statement from you about your income and assets

  • Your financial documents (for example, your bank statements of the last 3 months)


Please send your application to incoming@uni-flensburg.de  

The Protestant Student Community (Evangelische Studierendengemeinde or ESG) offers social counseling for international students. Under certain conditions, students can also apply for financial support.

The Catholic Student Community (Katholische Hochschulgemeinde or KSG) provides information on scholarships and offers financial support under certain conditions.

For an overview of other student funding options, click here.

Financial help - Erasmus

There is a possibility of funding from the Erasmus program for incoming Ukrainian students (enrolled in Ukraine), graduate students (received a degree in Ukraine within the last 12 months) and university staff (working at a Ukrainian university). Up to 5 scholarships are available for students for the duration of one semester. For more information on deadlines and application procedures, please contact the International Center.

Loans and Support

Donation Fund of the Europa-Universität Flensburg Foundation e.V.

Who Can Apply

The Donation Fund of the Europa-Universität Flensburg Foundation e.V./ Fördergesellschaft der Europa-Universität Flensburg e.V. is financed from a generous donation by the E. W. Kuhlmann Foundation Hamburg. Refugees of any age who are enrolled students at Europa-Universität Flensburg, or who participate in the "Program for the Academic Preparation and Integration of Refugees" (ProRef) at EUF may apply for a loan from the Donation Fund. Loan applicants must provide proof of their refugee background (proof of arrival/BÜMA, Aufenthaltsgestattung, Aufenthaltsduldung or residence permit), and either proof of enrollment at EUF or proof of participation in ProRef for the entire loan period.

Eligibility

If the applicant receives funds from other state or private funding institutions, these are to be credited in full against the loan to be granted. Applicant neediness should be based on the principles for BAföG (§ 13 BAföG).

Loans may not be granted for the purpose of repaying loans. Loans are granted without legal entitlement and in accordance with the availability of funding such as:

1. Student loans, if state or private (educational) support does not begin at the start of studies and the granting of the loan enables the student to begin her/his studies

2. Bridge loans, if state or private (educational) support is temporarily interrupted and the granting of the loan enables the student to continue her/his studies

3. Hardship loans, toavoid hardship in special individual cases

Loans are only intended to bridge short-term financial bottlenecks (for example, when state or private educational funding has been interrupted). Applicants can apply for a loan term of up to 6 months. In special individual cases, the loan holder can request an extension of the originally approved term by sending an informal letter stating the reasons for the extension request. The loan is interest-free for the approved term.

The loan amount (need) is calculated on the basis of the applicant’s individual needs (needs calculation) and is based on the BAföG amount. The loan amount should not exceed six times the maximum BAföG amount. Justified exceptions to this are permitted in special individual cases.

In any case, the loan payment will cease when the loan holder receives another state or private educational support (for example, a BAföG payment) in the same amount. The awarding commission must be informed of this immediately.

Guarantee

As a rule, a directly enforceable guarantee or bank guarantee for the entire loan amount must be provided as security for the loan. This guarantee must be provided in written form.

The identity of the guarantor must be proven beyond doubt. Her/his signature must be executed in the presence of an authorized representative of the Europa-Universität Flensburg Foundation e.V. / Fördergesellschaft der Universität Flensburg e.V.  In cases where it is unreasonable to expect the guarantor to sign in person at the Europa-Universität Flensburg Foundation e.V. / Fördergesellschaft der Universität Flensburg e.V., the guarantor's identity can also be established by providing a copy of her or his identity card. The guarantor must be a permanent resident of the Federal Republic of Germany and must offer the economic guarantee that she or he can fully assume the financial obligation incurred by the student or ProRef participant in the event of a claim.

The guarantor must provide suitable evidence of her/his economic capacity. These include salary slips or income tax assessment notices.

In special individual cases, the awarding commission may dispense with the provision of a guarantee.

A loan will only be granted on the basis of an in-person application. The application form must contain information about the applicant’s reason for applying for a loan, the type of loan (see § 3), the monthly amount of the loan (see § 4) and the term of the loan (see § 4) and this information must be submitted together with the following documents:

  1. Copy of identity card/passport, or proof of refugee status (proof of arrival/BÜMA, residence permit/Aufenthaltsgestattung, residence permit/Aufenthaltserlaubnis, or Duldung),
  2. Certificate of student status (letter of admission, if applicable) from Europa-Universität Flensburg or certificate of participation in the ProRef program
  3. Resume
  4. Written statement by applicant explaining his/her income and financial situation
  5. Income documents for the applicant (for example, bank statements)
  6. Declaration of guarantee (Bürgschaftserklärung) (Exception: loan granted in accordance with § 5.4)
  7. Proof of income of the guarantor (exception: loans granted in accordance with § 5.4)
  8. Copy of the last BAföG decision, or confirmation that BAföG has been applied for
  9. Confirmation from the competent authority (e.g. social center or job center) that bridging benefits cannot be granted
  10. Official loan application form (see also: loan granting guidelines)

Application documents must be submitted to the Coordination Office for Refugee Programs at Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF), from where they will be forwarded to the Award Commission:

Europa-Universität Flensburg
Koordination Flüchtlingsprogramme

Gebäude VIL 2 | Raum 207
Auf dem Campus 1
24943 Flensburg
proref@uni-flensburg.de

Grant to Support University Study from the Donation Fund of the Europa-Universität Flensburg Foundation e.V.

The Fördergesellschaft der Europa-Universität Flensburg e.V. may award a one-time grant to support university study, in accordance with the available funds. This financial support is only intended to bridge short-term financial bottlenecks. The amount of financial assistance will be decided on the basis of the applicant’s individual needs; thus it is needs-based and limited to a maximum of 250 euros.

Application Documents:

  1. Copy of identity card/passport, or proof of refugee status (proof of arrival/BÜMA, residence permit/Aufenthaltsgestattung, residence permit/Aufenthaltserlaubnis, or Duldung),
  2. Certificate of student status (letter of admission, if applicable) from Europa-Universität Flensburg or certificate of participation in the ProRef program
  3. Resume
  4. Written statement by applicant explaining his/her income and financial situation
  5. Income documents for the applicant (for example, bank statements)
  6. Official application for a one-time grant to support university study "Antrag auf eine einmalige finanzielle Studienunterstützung durch die Fördergesellschaft der Universität Flensburg e.V."(see also: guidelines for awarding a one-time grant to support university study).

Application documents must be submitted to the Coordination Office for Refugee Programs at Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF), from where they will be forwarded to the Award Commission:

Europa-Universität Flensburg
Koordination Flüchtlingsprogramme

Gebäude VIL 2 | Raum 207
Auf dem Campus 1
24943 Flensburg
proref@uni-flensburg.de

Part-Time Jobs & Internships

Part-Time Jobs and Student Internships

Many students work alongside their studies. However, it is not realistically feasible to pay for all your living expenses in Flensburg only through part-time work, while studying at the same time.

On the DAAD website you can find an overview of the legal requirements for international students who want to do a part-time job or an internship in Germany.

Student part-time jobs are popular and therefore not easy to find. Good German language skills are often a prerequisite. To find job listings, check the websites listed in the Academics portal and classified announcements in regional or local newspapers. You can also asked directly at workplaces, like cafés and restaurants.

Advice Centre for Labour Mobility

Advice Centre for Labour Mobility Arbeit und Leben Schleswig-Holstein offers free advice on fair working conditions in Germany.

Financial Advising

Financial Advising

If you have any questions about scholarships or how to finance your studies, please contact:

Phone
+49 461 805 2776
E-mail
lucila-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Helsinki
Room
HEL 031
Street
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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