Financing a Stay Abroad
There are various funding opportunities for studying abroad,
- ERASMUS + (for Europe)
- PROMOS (country sets for non-European countries)
- Support funds from the Bavarian State Ministry
The following process applies to study abroad visits at partner universities (ERASMUS+ and worldwide):
If you are applying to one of our partner universities, you can apply for PROMOS scholarships and grants from the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Research or ERASMUS+ simply by applying online via Mobility ONLINE. The application is then processed in the workflow after you have provided us with all the necessary documents.
If the allocated funds are exhausted, only stays without financial support can be granted.
The selection for the scholarships, which are directly administered at the university (ERASMUS/PROMOS/StaMi), will be made according to the following principles:
- transparent application procedure
- qualitative selection procedure (selection board HS management and IO)
- Information and advice on applications and possible funding levels
- non-discriminatory selection (within the meaning of the AGG). ERASMUS+ promotes equal opportunities and inclusion. For this reason, access to the ERASMUS+ programme is made easier for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds and with special needs.
- Selection on the basis of the following objective, performance-related criteria
- Study performance and progress
- Relevance of the stay abraod
- Language skills
- ERAMUS studies only: at least 1 completed academic year
- Only for ERAMUS: compulsory ONLINE language test
- Only for StaMi - applications: Neediness and merit
- You get information about the decision as early as possible (usually in the SS in February and in the WS at the beginning of August).
Immediately after completion of the measure, all grant beneficiaries are required to submit a report of at least 1 page to the International Office or upload it to Mobility ONLINE.
ERASMUS+ participants will also receive an ONLINE link from the DAAD at the end of their stay abroad. Please note that the reports must be prepared in order to receive the total funding!
For further questions please contact the International Office.
Special funding for participants with disabilities and for students with children is available in ERASMUS upon prior notification to the International Office (N0 03, Mrs. Kilb).
For special support for disabled students, you can also obtain useful information from the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education: www.european-agency.org.
Special funding for students with children as a lump sum: Students who take their child/children with them to an ERASMUS+ study visit in a programme country and are single parents there during the ERASMUS+ mobility period can receive special funding as a lump sum. The maximum monthly funding amount is determined by the country groups.Please contact andrea.kilb(at)haw-landshut.de for further information.
ERASMUS for European Exchange
Students who go to a European Partner university of the University of Applied Sciences can receive EU funding.
The most important facts at a glance:
- free tuition fees at the partner university
- academic recognition by the home university of the studies completed abroad
- ERASMUS grant / mobility allowance
- support in linguistic preparation for the stay abroad
You can find application deadlines on our application page.
The application for an ERASMUS scholarship will be sent to you by the International Office after you have applied for the study abroad program via Mobility ONLINE.
Important information for disabled participants and students with children:
Special funding for disabled participants and students with children is available in ERASMUS upon prior notification to the International Office (Mrs. Kilb). For special support for disabled students, you can also obtain useful information from the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education: www.european-agency.org.
Special funding for students with Children: Students who take their child(ren) with them to an ERASMUS+ study visit in a programme country and are single parents there during the ERASMUS+ Mobility can receive special funding as a lump sum. The maximum monthly funding amount is determined by the country groups. Please ask or further Information at the International Office.
DAAD PROMOS Funding
Students whose study or internship abroad cannot be covered by the ERASMUS programme have the possibility to submit a PROMOS application. This programme can be used to support study and practical training periods as well as short stays such as language courses and summer schools of students worldwide by means of partial scholarships, flat-rate travel expenses and course fees.
Please submit applications to the International Office.
You can obtain the form for a study or internship stay here:
Bavarian State Ministry Funding Options
In order to promote the internationalization of Bavarian universities and the mobility of students, the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture, Science and Arts has made available funding for study and internships abroad, which can be granted upon application by outgoing students (as an alternative to PROMOS or ERASMUS) or foreign students (incoming students). The respective funding is dependent on the total amount of funding provided annually to Landshut University of Applied Sciences and can therefore vary considerably.
Please submit applications to the International Office. You can download the forms here:
- Application for Foreign Degree Seeking Students
- Application for German Students
- Application for Internship Abroad
Universities of Applied Sciences Go International
The practice-oriented studies at universities of applied sciences and universities of applied sciences (HAW/FH) are highly regarded in Germany and the world. The DAAD supports HAW/FH students during their stays abroad and the universities in cooperation projects with international partners. More information about the entire HAW.International programme initiative is available at www.daad.de/HAW.
Students in Bachelor, Master and Diploma programmes at German HAW/FH receive scholarships in this programme for a stay abroad as part of their studies or final thesis.
Who can apply?
Applications are open to students of all disciplines in Bachelor, Master and Diploma programmes at German HAW/FH. Under certain conditions, people with foreign citizenship can also apply: Further Information
What is being funded?
Funding is provided for study visits and stays abroad as part of a final thesis.
Duration of Funding
The duration of the support varies according to the type of stay:
- Study stays 3 to 6 months
- Stays within the scope of final theses 1 to 6 months.
The scholarship includes the following benefits:
- a monthly scholarship installment determined by the host country,-travel allowance, the amount of which varies according to the host country,
- services for health, accident and personal liability insurance,
- for study trips: Grant for tuition fees, if applicable, up to a maximum amount (depending on the country of destination),
- for graduate work: Grant for travel in the host country directly related to the Project.
DAAD - other Funding options
The DAAD is the organization in Germany that awards the most scholarships.
Requirements are a stay abroad during the main study period and above-average grades. Please note the application deadlines on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service or under the scholarship database with more than 200 programmes:
Bavarian University Centres
The Bavarian University Centres also grant scholarships for certain stays abroad.
Bavarian-French University Centre
Bavarian-Indian University Centre
Bavarian Academic Center for Latin America (BAYLAT)
Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST)
Bavarian Academic Center for China (BayChina)
STIBET Funding for Foreign Degree Seeking Students
STIBET Funding for Foreign Degree Seeking Students
In order to promote the completion of their studies, we award STIBET scholarships each semester for foreign students who will complete their studies in Landshut.
1.to support the completion of studies
2.to support particularly committed students and doctoral candidates
The criteria for the selection of candidates are
- social commitment
- Commitment in the international context
- social Situation
- financial situation
Applications are submitted to the International Office of the university (room NO 03) by January 15 for the summer semester and by June 15 for the winter semester. Please fill in the Application Form
Study Foundation Ranke-Heinemann Institute (Australia)
The Ranke-Heinemann Institute is a central institution for all Australian and New Zealand universities in Germany. Here you can find the funding for Australian and New Zealand stays. Applications start about 1 year in advance in mid-January. The requirements are similar to Fulbright:
GOstralia! (Australia/New Zealand)
GOstralia! is the official representative of Australian and New Zealand universities in Germany and specialises in placing students from Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland in Australia and also offers scholarships.
Eidam & Partner. The foreign experts.
The company offers scholarships for students in master and diploma courses who go abroad during their studies. The scholarship abroad is paid for studies or internships abroad. The maximum duration of the scholarship is six months, the funding amount is 450 euros per month. Target country and internship company are freely selectable. Each scholarship holder also receives intercultural training free of charge from the company.