Scholarships for exchange students

In the following, you will find information on various scholarship opportunities for exchange students at FAU.

Scholarships provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD offers a wide range of scholarships for various purposes. Please consult the DAAD website for further information.

Scholarships for FAU students visiting partner universities

FAU is currently offering scholarships of Euro 300-500 per month for the following universities:

  • Universidad de Costa Rica (2 x 5 months)
  • University College Dublin, Ireland (1 x 10 months)
  • University of Georgia, Athens, USA (1 x 10 months)
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA (2 x 10 months)
  • Kalamazoo College, USA (1 x 10 months)
  • University of Kansas at Lawrence, USA (1 x 10 months)

Scholarships for Erasmus students from partner countries

[Note]Information for Erasmus students from programme countries: You will receive ERASMUS funding from your home university. Please ask them about funding conditions. [/note]

FAU has obtained third party funding through the Erasmus+ partner countries programme and has entered into Erasmus co-operation projects with the following countries:

Cairo University

  • Arts and Humanities, particularly Middle Eastern Studies (Political Science); Subject Co-ordinators: Dr. Hürcan Asli Aksoy, Prof. Dr. Demmelhuber

Al-Azhar University

  • Islamic Studies/Theology; Subject co-ordinator: Prof. Dr. Maha El-Kaisy

Univerzitet Sarajevska škola za nauku i tehnologiju

Hebrew University Jerusalem

  • Arts and Humanities, particularly Middle Eastern Studies (Political Science); Subject Co-ordinators: Dr. Hürcan Asli Aksoy, Prof. Dr. Demmelhuber
  • Arts and Humanities, particularly Oriental Studies, Subject co-ordinator: Prof. Dr. Edzard

Tel Aviv University

  • Arts and Humanities, particularly Middle Eastern Studies (Political Science); Subject Co-ordinators: Dr. Hürcan Asli Aksoy, Prof. Dr. Demmelhuber
  • Arts and Humanities, particularly Oriental Studies, Subject co-ordinator: Prof. Dr. Edzard

Technion, Haifa

  • Engineering, various subject co-ordinators;  faculty contact: Ms. Mohr, International Office

University of Balamand, Tripoli

  • Arts and Humanities, particularly Oriental Studies, Subject co-ordinator: Prof. Dr. Tamer

Yarmouk University, Irbid

University of Jordan, Amman

German Jordanian University, Amman

  • Arts and Humanities, particularly German as a Foreign Language and Oriental Studies , Subject Co-ordinator: Prof. Dr. Tamer

Université Ibn Zohr, Agadir

University of Belgrade

  • Physics, Subject co-ordinators: Prof. Dr. Krstic, Prof. Dr. van Eldik
  • Chemistry (from WS 2017); Subject co-ordinator: Prof. Dr. Ivanovic-Burzamovic
  • Theology, Subject co-ordinators: Dr. Zeltner-Pavlovic, Prof. Dr. Gazer

Vladimir State University, Vladimir

Ural Federal State University, Ekaterinburg

  • Arts and Humanities; Contact: Ms. Klinkova, Department of International Affairs
  • Physics; Subject co-ordinator Prof. Dr. Magerl
  • Economics; Subject co-ordinator Prof. Dr. Kähler

An application has been made for funds for other universities (St. Petersburg, Moscow).

[note]An application has been made for funds for selected co-operation projects with universities in the Ukraine, Palestine, South Africa, Tanzania, Brazil, Iran, Japan and Tunisia. This list will be updated at the end of May 2017.[/note]

Incoming students who have been officially nominated by the partner university will receive a one-off bursary to cover travel costs. The size of the bursary will be determined by the actual distance between the university locations.

  • 100 – 499 km: Euro 180
  • 500 – 1,999 km: Euro 275
  • 2,000 – 2,999 km: Euro 360
  • 3,000 – 3,999 km: Euro 530
  • 4,000 – 7,999 km: Euro 820
  • 8,000 km and more: Euro 1,100

Please use the online tool provided by the EU to calculate the distance.

Students will also receive a monthly scholarship of Euro 800 or, for incomplete months, a pro rata amount of Euro 26.66 per day.

Entitlement to payment will commence directly on arrival, whereby the travel bursary and first monthly scholarship will initially be paid in cash at the university cash office. Subsequent instalments will be paid by bank transfer each month once a bank account has been opened in Germany.

A detailed information sheet will be uploaded here soon.

All other relevant information is the same as for all exchange students (German).

Scholarships for exchange students from Latin America

The Bavarian University Centre for Latin America (BAYLAT) offers travel scholarships every 2 years.

Scholarships for students from Central and Eastern Europe.

The Bavarian University Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (BAYHOST) offers

GFPS-Polska – Association for Science and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe, with its registered office in Krakow, offers scholarships to Polish students studying in Germany. 

GFPS-CZ – Organisation for Student and Cultural Exchanges in Central and Eastern Europe, with its registered office in Ústí and Labem, offers scholarships for degree courses and internships in Germany.

Scholarships of the Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD)

Scholarship programme 1 (country programme) offers funding for postgraduate courses and research stays by postgraduates. Scholarship programme 2 supports foreign students from developing countries who are already studying in Germany. The Catholic university communities have the right to nominate potential recipients. The Eastern Europe programme – as an invitation programme managed in collaboration with partner committees – mainly provides funds for periods spent studying and undertaking research in Germany. Applications are generally expected from home countries and are mediated through the partner committees.

KAAD website

Scholarships of the Lutheran World Foundation

Scholarships for students of Protestant Theology or Orthodox Theology are offered around the world through the national churches.

Go to the website