Deadline: 15 January 2019
Open to: all international students who are likely to finish their degree programme at the University of Oldenburg in the summer semester (Sommersemester) 2019
Benefits: 400 EUR per month for a duration of 3 to 4 months
The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research.
The University of Oldenburg is a state-financed institution, and most courses of study do not require tuition fees. However, all students do have to pay semester fees, among other things for the semester ticket.
International students who expect to finish their programme (bachelor, master) in the upcoming semester can apply for a graduate scholarship. These scholarships are funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
- Academic achievement;
- Proof of expected graduation in the summer semester 2019;
- Financial need;
- Desirable: work commitment on a voluntary basis.
The scholarships are worth up to 400 EUR per month for a duration of 3 to 4 months.
If a successful applicant has one or several student jobs which provide him with an income of more than 450 euros per month before taxes, the scholarship will be reduced by the amount that exceeds the limit of 450 Euro (requirement from the DAAD).
- Expected to graduate during the summer semester 2019;
- Residence permit for the purpose of study (§16);
- Monthly income during scholarship payment must be no higher than 450 EUR.
All international students who are likely to finish their degree programme at the University of Oldenburg in the summer semester (Sommersemester) 2019 are eligible to apply. Good academic performance, as well as financial need, are required; voluntary work inside or outside the university is desired but not mandatory.
How to apply?
- Filled application form;
- Motivation letter (Reason for applying, topic of your thesis, time plan for completion, etc.);
- Transcript with grade average;
- Enrolment certificate;
- Copy of the residence permit from your passport;
- If available yet: A copy of the registration of the thesis with the Examinations Office;
- If available: Proof of voluntary work (brief confirmation is sufficient);
- If you are married: Information about your family’s overall income, including proof, if available;
- Letter of recommendation from the supervisor of your thesis.
In this recommendation letter your supervisor should answer the following questions: How did you get to know the applicant? How would you judge the applicant’s performance in your seminars? How much does the applicant’s thesis fit his/her profile? What result do you expect from the applicant’s thesis? When is the applicant roughly going to finish his/her thesis and/or other exams? How would you describe the applicant’s personality?
The letter of recommendation must be submitted in a closed envelope or sent by e-mail by the supervisor
You can find more information and the application form on the official web page.