Students in the Eramus+ programme for the European Education Area are automatically eligible for funding, depending on the country. Currently, the monthly funding rates (1) for Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom are around 450 euros, (2) for France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Spain 350 euros and (3) for Estonia, Hungary, Turkey and Poland 330 euros. Students who spend their exchange semester in Israel currently receive 700 euros per month.
Erasmus+ Special Support
Students with disabilities can apply for additional funds for the stay abroad. The International Office has more information on this. Erasmus students who take one or more children abroad receive an additional 200 euros per month.
Scholarships arranged by the HfG
The university competitively awards between three and five PROMOS scholarships each year for stays abroad outside the European educational area, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). They comprise about 300 to 400 euros per month and a travel allowance. PROMOS scholarships cannot be combined with other scholarships from public funds (Erasmus+, BW scholarships and DAAD individual scholarships). The award of these scholarships is subject to criteria: academic performance, meaningfulness of the project, social and extra-curricular commitment and language skills. You also have the possibility to apply for a PROMOS scholarship during the procedure for a study place abroad. Acceptance for the winter semester is usually in June, for the summer semester in December.
The Baden-Württemberg Scholarship for Students promotes the exchange of highly qualified German and foreign students. The scholarship is financed by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. The program exclusively supports good to very good students with 600 – 800 Euro per month. A selection committee of the HfG suggests students and the International Office informs about the nomination. The State Foundation Selection Committee decides on the scholarship.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports annual study visits and combined study and practice years abroad. You can apply directly to the DAAD as a student or graduate.
The one-year scholarship finances the tuition fees at the host university, a flat-rate travel allowance and a subsidy for health, accident and liability insurance. The HAW International programme supports semester stays and theses.
If your study plans take you to the USA, you can apply for a Fulbright Commission travel scholarship. Scholarship holders must be enrolled at a U.S. university for full-time studies of at least four months. The Fulbright Commission also offers full-time scholarships for graduate studies.
Educational stays abroad can also be supported for up to one year by the Vocational Training Assistance Act (BAFöG), whether in Europe or worldwide.