Financial support for refugees

Scholarship at the beginning of studies

Donors:Verein zur Förderung in Not geratener Studierender and DAAD

Aspirants: refugees

Scope of funding: 1.500 € in total (300€ per month) for purchases that are necessary for studying

Application Deadline: for the summer semester 2019 already expired


  • Enrolled at h_da
  • Refugee background (proven by copy of residence permit)
  • Financial distress (verifiable)

A commission decides on the award of the scholarships. There is no legal entitlement to the scholarship.


 If you have recognised refugee status in Germany you can  apply for BAföG immediately, regardless of how long you've already been here. Persons with exceptional leave to remain (Duldung) or those with a residence permit on humanitarian grounds may only apply for BAföG after 15 months of residency in Germany. BAföG is state-funded financial support for students who are unable to meet the costs of studying themselves. BAföG stands for BundesAusbildungsrderungsGesetz (German Federal Training Assistance Act).

Costs of studying

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences does not charge tuition fees. However, students are obliged to pay a semester contribution which consists of fees for the student union, the student administration (AStA) and the semester ticket for local public transport.

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More Information about BAföG

Find out more information about BAföG by visiting German Rectors´Conference Website.