Degree Completion Grant for International Students (Studienabschlussbeihilfe für internationale Studierende)

DAAD Grant

The International Office provides up to three grants per semester to foreign undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Potsdam who have obtained their university entrance qualification abroad (Bildungsausländer) to help them complete their studies.


Funding Period

  • up to 5 months

Amount

  • 600.00 euros per month

Application Requirements

  • students without German citizenship
  • University entrance qualification from abroad
  • Good academic standing
  • Studies have been supported through own funds so far
  • Financial need
  • Students can apply for the winter semester 2021/22 if they are at least in the 3rd semester of their studies in the summer semester 2021

Application Periods

  • Application period for the winter semester 2021/22:  July 10th to August 15th, 2021
  • January 15 for the following summer semester

Selection Criteria

The following criteria apply in addition to fulfilling the formal application requirements and submitting the complete, properly prepared documents in due time:

  • previous academic achievements
  • convincing explanatory statement
  • extra-curricular activities during the current studies
  • financial circumstances of the applicant
  • knowledge and skills outside of the subject that were acquired during the current studies
  • if applicable, personal situation that has required a prolongation of studies (e.g. illness, children, or caring for relatives)

Applications must be filed online. Please register on our portal.

Application Documents (in German or English)

activities during the current studiesPlease fill out the application form and upload the following application documents in PDF format:

  • Detailed CV (tabular form)
  • Explanatory statement for the application (on topics such as: performance and learning motivation for the study programme,  special social, family or personal circumstances, social commitment, desired career goals)
  • PULS-Leistungsübersicht or - if the course of study is not managed through PULS - Transcript of Records
  • PULS-Studienverlaufsbescheinigung (this is a different document than your certificate of enrollment for the current semester)
  • Proof of extra-curricular activities during the current studies (if applicable)
  • Proof of knowledge and skills outside of the subject that were acquired during the current studies (if applicable)
  • Proof of a personal situation that has required a prolongation of studies (if applicable)
  • Proof of having lost income due to the Covid-19 pandemic (if applicable)


Please direct any questions about your application to the International Office.

You will be informed in writing not later than 14 days before the start of the semester.

The grants are awarded by a commission of the University of Potsdam.