Financial Aid

Information on scholarships and student loans

(for EU-students only)

The study programmes at the private, state accredited IUBH School of Business and Management offer excellent prospects for your personal business career.
Our university's aim is to give all prospective students the opportunity to study at our university - regardless of their economic situation.

This is why we offer a range of financial assistance opportunities. If you’d like to know more, please contact our study advisors. They’ll be happy to answer your questions.

1. Student loans

IUBH students (from EU only) can apply for financial assistance for their studies (special conditions) e.g. from Deutsche Bank.

The PDF document gives detailed information on several ways to finance your studies.

2. IUBH Education Fund

The Education Fund is an innovative and risk-free way to finance education. Students who participate in the IUBH Education Fund - Reverse Generation Contract - pay no tuition or only part of the tuition fees while studying at IUBH.

The core of this innovative is that students first make income dependent repayments after graduation and after reaching a certain level of income when they start working. The exact percentage of the gross salary to be repaid later and over what time period is determined before the degree programme begins.

Application Requirements

All students who have German citizenship (or a permanent residence and work permit in the EU) and have passed the Assessment Day at IUBH School of Business and Management with at least 60% can finance their tuition fees over the IUBH Education Fund.

There are no application deadlines. Students who are already enrolled can also apply to the IUBH Education Fund. A letter of acceptance to study at IUBH is a prerequisite for an application.

Please find here detailed information.

3. BAföG

Being a state-recognised university, IUBH students are eligible to apply for a partly repayable student BAföG grant (German law for educational support). BAföG can provide additional support for the coverage of living costs.

International students can apply for a BAföG student grant only under certain conditions. As a general rule, prerequisites are an intention to stay in Germany and social integration. Generally, Non-EU students are often not eligible as the law is very restrictive. International studentsneed to fulfill at least one of the following criteria in order to be eligible for BAföG:

  • One of your parents has German citizenship
  • You have or have had a German spouse
  • You are a legitimate asylum seeker, stateless or a refugee
  • One of your parents was legally employed in Germany for three years within six years before the beginning of studies, or
  • He/she was legally employed in Germany for five years before the beginning of studies


For further information on BAföG please call the free info-hotline +49 (0)800 - 22 36 341
or contact the following BAföG institution:

Amt für Ausbildungsförderung Bonn
Studentenwerk Bonn
Nassestraße 11
53113 Bonn

Tel.: +49 (0)228 - 73 71 71
Fax: + 49 (0)228 - 73 71 80