Promos scholarship

Programm zur Steigerung der Mobilität von Studierenden deutscher Hochschulen

Scholarship opportunities

Hochschule Bremerhaven – University of Applied Sciences awards scholarships within the Promos-programme for semesters, language and subject-specific courses, internships and study trips abroad. Here you can find an overview of the different funding measures.


Students who want to expand their professional, linguistic, intercultural and social skills through a period of mobility abroad can submit a hard copy of their Promos scholarship application for the year 2018 at the International Office latest the 15th November 2017.

The following application documents are required:

  1. PROMOS application form (please fill in the form at the computer)
  2. letter of motivation
  3. curriculum vitae with a photograph
  4. latest transcript of records incl. average grade
  5. latest enrolment certificate
  6. for a semester abroad: Learning Agreement
  7. for an internship abroad: confirmation letter from the employer OR a contract signed by you and the company which states your tasks and, if applicable, your salary during the internship
  8. proof of language skills / language certificate
  9. acceptance letter from the host university
  10. other relevant documents

(no. 1.-6. original documents, no. 7.-9. copy)

Application requirements

Students of Hochschule Bremerhaven – University of Applied Sciences regularly enrolled in our bachelor or master degree courses are eligible to apply for Promos if they:

  1. have the German citizenship
  2. are equivalent with Germans according to § 8 subparagraph 1 number 2 ff., subparagraph 2, 2a and 3 BAföG. (In this context, the exact wording of the law that is valid is available at More precise information about persons who can be funded can be found here.)
  3. are non-German students who are enrolled in a bachelor or master degree course at the Hochschule Bremerhaven – University of Applied Sciences with the aim to graduate.

You cannot get funded for stays in your home country.

Selection criteria

The selection criteria for the Promos scholarship are as follows:

  1. application documents are handed in in time
  2. subject-related aspects (practical experience, study achievements, language skills)
  3. quality of the application (persuasive letter of motivation, purpose of the planned stay abroad, knowledge about the host country and the host institution)
  4. social aspects (social skills, social commitment)
  5. if applicable: result of personal interview

Selection process

At first the application will be formally checked by the International Office. It is checked if the applications are complete and if the students fulfil the necessary requirements for receiving a scholarship (citizenship, degree student at Hochschule Bremerhaven - University of Applied Sciences, no overlap with other DAAD-grants, application was handed in in time). All eligible applications are forwarded to the selection panel. They will rank the applications based on the selection criteria. In case some applications are of equal quality personal interviews can take place. The scholars will be selected and a waiting list of other candidates can be determined. The amount of the scholarship will be determined if possible. The applicants will be informed about the results as soon as possible but no later than four weeks after the end of the application period.
We ask you to refrain from inquiries about the current status of your application.


Hochschule Bremerhaven - University of Applied Sciences awards Promos scholarships from the funds provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The funding rates set by the DAAD give an idea about the possible amount of financial support for your stay abroad. There are different kinds of findancial support: partial scholarship rates, travelling allowance, and course fee allowance. The amount of funding is very limited so that student can mostly only receive funding for parts of their stays abroad and not during the entire period. The amount of your scholarship also depends on the quality of your application and thus your rank among all participants eligible for funding.

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Further information about the PROMOS-scholarship

Thanks to an agreement between the New Zealand Ministry of Education and the DAAD Promos-scholars only pay the cheaper tuition fees for nationals („in-state tuition" or „domestic fee“) when spending a semester abroad at a university in New Zealand. This should be sorted out with your host university prior to your stay abroad.
The Promos scholarship can be awarded only for stays in countries and regions where no travel warnings are issued by the Federal Foreign Office. ( > Reise & Sicherheit > Reisewarnungen). In case a travel warning is issued after the start of the mobility period the scholars must interrupt their stay abroad. The payment of the scholarship will be terminated.

It is the scholars’ responsibility to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage during their stay abroad. It is possible to get insurance through the group rate of the DAAD.

During one study cycle students can receive a Promos scholarship for different funding measures. The total funding period for studies and internships abroad must not exceed six months.

It is not possible to obtain ERASMUS and PROMOS funding simultaneously.

You cannot receive an individual scholarship awarded by the DAAD and the PROMOS scholarship simultaneously.

It is possible to receive the Deutschlandstipendium and a Promos scholarship simultaneously. 

When applying for Auslandsbafög you need to indicate that you receive a Promos scholarship. When being eligible for receiving Auslandsbafög only the monthly allowance exceeding 300 EUR counts towards the monthly Bafög-instalment. The Promos travel allowance fully counts towards the travel allowance granted by Auslandsbafög.