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Financial Aid (EU)
For EU-students only

This is how to finance your studies at the IUBH

We would like everyone who is interested in our study programmes to be able to study at our university. Together with selected partners whom we cooperate with we therefore support our students. We have jointly devised funding possibilities which enable a rewarding and lasting investment in one’s own education and future.


The Deutschlandstipendium (Germany scholarship) supports talented first year students whose CV promises outstanding performances in their study programmes and career. The financial support of 300 euros per month is usually offered for at least two semesters and a maximum of the standard period of study. The state covers 150 euros while an IUBH partner matches that amount and pays the other half.

Details of the Deutschlandstipendium


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

You can find details on BAföG at, via the free information helpline 0800 - 22 36 341 or at the responsible Agency for Educational Assistance Bonn.

Scholarships from Foundations and Public Institutions

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides an interactive platform called Studienlotse which is intended to help find a suitable scholarship. The extensive scholarship database can be searched using various criteria such as study phase, study programme or region of preference to filter the results.

The foundations supporting highly-talented students provide financial as well as ideational support to those who have demonstrated excellent achievements during their academic training.

  • Avicenna Studienwerk
  • Cusanuswerk e.V.
  • Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Fund
  • Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
  • Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • Hans Böckler Foundation
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation
  • Konrad Adenauer Foundation
  • Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
  • Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft
  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V. (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
  • Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft

The Aufstiegsstipendium supports successful trainees who have at least two years of work experience with up to 670 euros per month while pursuing their first academic study programme. The ‘SBB – Stiftung Begabtenförderung berufliche Bildung’ conducts the selection process and supports you throughout your studies.

You will find information on further institutions and organisations which offer scholarships around the world.

This portal provides various study offers which are matched individually to the candidate’s personal profile.