For students with a German education

Studying at the Hamburg University

1. BAföG - www.bafoeg.bmbf.de

Period of support: complete programme

Note: As the Master’s Programme is a consecutive course of study, i.e., it directly builds on / follows our Bachelor’s Degree, it is BAfög supported. 

Conditions: Part-time study is not supported.
Reason: only those devoting their full labour to a course of study receive BAfög. Those over the age limit of 30 must begin the chosen Master’s Course immediately after the first degree. An exception is when, e.g., the first degree course ends in the winter semester and the chosen Master’s does not start until the next winter semester. The “study gap” of the summer semester does not affect BAfäg entitlement, despite the fact that the age limit has been exceeded.

2. Educational Loan - http://www.bafoeg.bmbf.de/de/110.php

Period of support: complete programme

In brief: Educational Loan Programme: limited, low-interest loan to support students at advanced stages of training, irrespective of whether they are subject to BAfög guidelines. The federal government gives the disbursing bank, Deutsche Ausgleichsbank, a letter of indemnity (federal guarantee) for the student, who frequently cannot provide security. The student’s income and assets, or those of the parents, are immaterial. 

For studying abroad

1. Foreign BAföG - http://www.das-neue-bafoeg.de/de/384.php (also supports internships outside Germany)

Target group: Anyone receiving BAföG can also apply for Foreign BAföG.

2.  The EU’s Erasmus Scholarships - http://eu.daad.de/eu/sokrates/05353.html

Target group: All EU citizens who are preparing to complete their studies abroad at one of our partner universities in an EU country (including Turkey, have never received an Erasmus Scholarship and the chosen university does not charge tuition fees.

Note: The Scholarships are not particularly high and vary in line with the allocations from Brussels, which change annually (from about € 50 to € 200 max. / month, for a maximum of a year). Allocation is carried out automatically through the Department of Politics and Economics. 

3. DAAD - www.daad.de (German Academic Exchange Service)

Target group: Anyone wishing to complete a course of study abroad. 

In brief: Semester and annual grants for periods of study abroad.

Note : For some destination countries, the application to DAAD for annual grants must be submitted more than a year prior to the start of the stay abroad, i.e., for you, possibly, even before starting your studies at the HWP.


4. Recommendations on foundations

You will have to find out for yourself which foundation bests matches your profile. Make a selection in advance and call the foundations you have selected to obtain advice on the basis of your personal career. 

5. Foundation databases
http://www.internationalscholarships.com/

Working

a) During the semester, students are normally allowed to work up to 19 hour a week. If you want to find work, you should regularly check out the notice boards at the School and the University for Job Offers.

b) Students at the School can sometimes get a job as an assistant for a professor or departments. Details of these jobs are posted internally in our ‘News’ or on notice boards in the School building.

c) The city's Employment Exchange has set up a special coordination agency for student jobs. This agency places jobs lasting one day or more: Studenten-Servis-Zeitarbeit-Vermittlung, Tel.: +49-40-444641, Grindelallee 91, 20146 Hamburg.

For Students with a Foreign Education

1. DAAD - www.daad.de  (German Academic Exchange Service) 

Target group: Anyone wishing to complete a course of study abroad. 

Note: The application process may take up to a year. For details, please contact your local DAAD office. 

2. Scholarship of the Hamburg Senate to support foreign students 

Target group: Any foreign students in the Master’s Course not receiving any other financial support. Non-European students are favoured. 

Note: One-year scholarship, i.e., financial support is provided for the 2nd year of the Master’s. The public notification is published by us internally following the first-semester lectures. 

3. Alfred Töpfer Scholarship 

Target group: Foreign students from Central and Eastern Europe pursuing courses of study on Europe.

Note: One-year scholarship, i.e., financial support is provided for the 2nd year of the Master’s.  The public notification is published by us internally following the first-semester lectures. 


4. Alban - EU-scholarship programme for students from Latin America - http://www.programalban.org/

Unfortunately, this programme ended in 2010.
5. Recommendations on foundations 
You will have to find out for yourself which foundation bests matches your profile. Make a selection in advance and call the foundations you have selected to obtain advice on the basis of your personal career.


6. Working

a) Students from non-EU member states are allowed to work 90 days without a work permit. The 120 days can be split into 240 half-days. Anything above this limit requires a work permit. The compulsory internship within the Master’s course is not considered work and so does not count towards the 120 days, nor does it require a work permit.

b) Students at the School can sometimes get a job as an assistant for a professor or departments. Details of these jobs are posted internally in our ‘News’ or on notice boards in the School building.

c) The city's Employment Exchange has set up a special coordination agency for student jobs. This agency places jobs lasting one day or more: Studenten-Servis-Zeitarbeit-Vermittlung, Tel.: +49-40-444641, Grindelallee 91, 20146 Hamburg.