Merit Scholarship for International Students at the University of Hamburg


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 12892

Opportunity Description

Scholarship Overview:

University Of Hamburg – Merit Scholarships in Germany, 2020, are offered to international students, and doctoral researchers of all degree levels wh are actively engaged in social or intercultural activities. This scholarship is intended to enable the recipients to develop intensive skills in their fields.

Deadline: 15th  Apr 2020

Fields: all degree levels

Institution: University of Hamburg, Germany

Duration: one year

Scholarship value: Partial funding (EUR 850/month and individual doctoral students may receive EUR 1,000/month).


  • International students are eligible to apply.
  • The Applicant for the scholarship should be pursuing a degree and, therefore, should have been enrolled at the University of Hamburg for at least two semesters (master’s) and one semester for (doctoral students).
  • The academic excellence of the candidate is important, and the Applicant should have a good college degree.
  • German citizens are not eligible.
  • Should not be eligible for the federal student loan scheme.

Documents required:

  • CV.
  • Motivation letter: please use this format.
  • A copy of the candidate’s residence permit.
  • Proof of social or intercultural activities (if applicable).
  • Achievement records (list of course certificates. Master and PhD students can present their final certificate..
  • Two evaluation forms from the university’s professors (other teaching staff can also prepare this). See the template here.


Selection criteria:

  • Good academic background and performance
  • Other skills and capabilities i.e., prizes, presentations, publications, etc.
  • Social and cross-cultural work experience(s)
  • Applicants need or social condition having a potential impact on their study


The successful students for this scholarship will receive a monthly stipend of EUR 850 for a duration of 12 months.

How to apply?

Follow the link for the application period you have selected and submit an online application after completing it. Detailed guides on completing the online form are available here.

Notification of Results: successful candidates will be notified of the result nearly 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

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