Studying at BTU is mostly free of (study) charges. Because of this, there are only limited scholarship opportunities for international students. The International Relations Office is nonetheless pleased to be able to award a limited number of scholarships to international students enrolled at BTU.
- STIBET I - Scholarship and Support Programme
1. Scholarships for completion of studies: the prerequisite for the scholarship is that the students have performed well academically and will successfully graduate within one year. Moreover, the scholarships for completion of studies aims to financially support international students, who suffer hardship apart from self-inflicted trouble, to concentrate on their studies and facilitate the attainment of their degree. In case of equivalent academic qualifications, the social situation will be the deciding factor.
2. Scholarships for particularly dedicated students: the prerequisite for the scholarship in this case as well is that the student performs well academically, furthermore, exceptional engagement in the international context at their university should be distinguishable. The scholarships for particularly dedicated students are awarded according to professional and non-professional qualifications.This includes, for example, social and subject specific support of international students, language tandem cooperations, participation in cultural programs and events etc.
Submission of scholarship applications:
for funding in the summer semester – between January 1 and 31
for funding in the winter semester – between July 1 and 31
Supported by DAAD financed by funding of the Federal Foreign Office:
- STIBET - PhD Programme
The goal of STIBET is better care and support for foreign PhD candidates at BTU. Therefore international PhD students can be funded for a period of time by means of research or teaching assistantships. The teaching and research assistantships will be advertised once per semester and awarded for the length of maximum 4 months. More information can be found on the website of the Graduate Research School (GRS).
- Germany Scholarships at BTU
As part of the scholarship programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg awards its students with the so-called "Germany Scholarship".
Further Information: Germany Scholarships at BTU
- Scholarships in the Framework of the Women's Advancement Initiative
The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg is awarding scholarships to international female students, especially those with family responsibilities, for the year of 2018 in the framework of the Women's Advancement Initiative. The scholarship programme seeks to sustainably improve the equal opportunity of women in all levels of the academic system and to increase the number of female academics in top scientific positions.
Application documents and further information:
Deadline for the first round of applications is May 4th 2018 and for the second round of applications August 15th 2018.
Female Students: Female doctoral/PhD candidates: Information and Application forms Information and application forms Evaluation form Evaluation form
- Motivational Scholarships for Study Initiation
From funds of the BIDS project, up to three motivational grants can be awarded annually to foreign graduates from German foreign and partner schools for an undergraduate degree or for a "Bridge to Studies" from the winter semester 2015/2016.
Deciding factors for the selection of the scholarship holders are:
- Academic performance
- Motivation for the study and the expected academic success
- Personal suitability
- Social, political or cultural engagements
The application for a BIDS motivational scholarship must include:
- A motivation letter in German,
- A comprehensive CV,
- A copy of school reports,
- A recommendation letter and other descriptive documents on the personality profile (if available).
Application deadline: 21. August 2018
The BIDS program is funded by the German Foreign Ministry (AA).
International Relations Office
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- More (external) funding opportunities:
- DAAD – Scholarship Database
- Scholarships, Heinrich Böll Foundation
- Schwarzkopf Foundation, Travel scholarships for foreigners in Germany
- Scholarship Pilot – Scholarship guide, a search engine from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which also already provides funding opportunities for foreign students.
- – The German Mobility Centre supports scientists from within and outside of Germany in their search for funding opportunities.
- Brandenburg-Stipendium – Brandenburg Scholarship, Scholarships for the preparation of writing a thesis as part of a university degree, which is based on an innovative project focused on small or medium sized business or employment of working students in the focus of an operational innovative project of an applicant small or medium sized enterprise.