Scholarship offers for international BTU students

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.

"I would highly encourage other students to apply for the STIBET-I scholarship. In my case, it helped me to reduce the burden of working and studying at the same time so that I could focus on finishing my master thesis."
STIBET I scholarship recipient (Esteban, Chile, Environmental and Resource Management)

STIBET I - Scholarship and Support Programme

STIBET I - Scholarship and Support Programme

With the aim of supporting international students, graduation scholarships and scholarships for particularly dedicated students within the framework of the STIBET I - Scholarship and Support Programme at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg will again be awarded in the winter semester.

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 commitment 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 programmes and events, being an active member of an international or other student association which supports international students etc.

The call for applications for the winter semester 2024/25 will be published here from 01.07.2024.

Germany Scholarships at BTU

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 can be found here.

Scholarship „Zukunft Ukraine“

Scholarship „Zukunft Ukraine“

The aim of the program is to establish long-term educational prospects for refugees from Ukraine who have fled to Germany and who wish to obtain a degree at a German university or a degree in Ukraine after a temporary period of study at a German university. Through scholarships, Ukrainian students should be put in the best possible position to complete their studies and subsequently help rebuild the economy, science and administration in Ukraine.

Application requirements:

The study scholarship is aimed at bachelor's and master's students, as well as doctoral students, who

  • have achieved good and very good results in their previous studies/school.
  • are already enrolled as bachelor's/master's students at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg or are already pursuing their doctorate at BTU, or
  • will begin a doctorate at the BTU in the course of 2024.

Exchange students are excluded from the funding.

Amount of funding and funding period:

The call is for study scholarships (Bachelor, Master or PhD) The call for applications relates to study scholarships (Bachelor, Master or PhD).

  • Bachelor's and master‘s students: 931€ /month
  • Doctoral students: 1200€ /month

The scholarship programme runs until 31.12.2024.

Required documents:

  • Application form
  • Explanation of study/research objective
  • Personal Statement (1 page)
  • Overview of all previous academic achievements in German or English (Transcript of Records) 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of passport or ID
  • Copy of residence permit
  • If applicable, current certificate of enrolment

Find more important information about the application here:
Information sheet

Please send individual questions to which you have not found an answer to by e-mail to the International Relations Office: katja.brinschwitz(at)

We look forward to receiving your application!


Scholarships within the framework of the Equal Opportunities Initiative

Scholarships within the framework of the Equal Opportunities Initiative

Looking to foster support for female junior scientists and especially those with family responsibilities, the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg is awarding scholarships to international female students and PhD/doctoral students. The scholarship aims to improve the equality of women at all levels of the academic system and to increase the number of female academics in top scientific positions in the field of science. 

Application documents and further information can be found here!

Motivational Scholarships for Start of Studies

Motivational Scholarships for Start of Studies for PASCH-Graduates

From funds of the BIDS project, up to two motivational grants can be awarded annually to foreign graduates from German foreign and partner schools for an undergraduate degree (Bchelor's degree) or for a "Bridge to Studies" each winter semester.

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 for winter semester 2024/25: 01 June 2024 until 30 September 2024

The BIDS program is funded by the German Foreign Ministry (AA).

per Post:
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
International Relations Office
Heading „Motivationsstipendium“
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
03046 Cottbus

per E-Mail:
Anke Meißner
Please as pdf-file with a max. file size of 7 MB.

More (external) funding opportunities:

More (external) funding opportunities: