Scholarships & Financial Aid

Studying in Germany is not expensive in international comparison. No tuition fees are charged at state colleges and universities, including the University of Applied Sciences (EAH) Jena. Only if you exceed the standard period of study by four semesters, you will have to pay so-called long-term fees in Thuringia, as in most German states. Only education and living costs are incurred, about which you should inform yourself in advance. An overview of education and living costs can be found on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Scholarships & DAAD Prize at the EAH Jena

The End-Of-Study Scholarship of the DAAD supports international students to focus on the successful completion of their degree courses in the last phase of their studies. The prerequisite for the application is that the successful completion of the studies can be realized within one year. The selection of the scholarship holders is carried out by a commission of the EAH Jena taking into account the study achievements and the financial situation of the applicants. The announcement takes place once per semester. If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Ms Schopf.

  • Next application period: Summer semester 2023

The DAAD Prize is endowed with 1,000 euros and is awarded once a year to an international student of the EAH Jena with outstanding achievements. Applicants must be nominated by a member of the university (professors, lecturers, staff, students, etc.).

  • Next call for nominations: May/June 2023

The Deutschlandstipendium is a scholarship for gifted and talented young people who also show special social commitment. This scholarship opportunity is open to international students too. The application is made via the Career Service of the EAH Jena.

  • Next application period: summer semester 2023

Scholarship search on the Internet

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers the most comprehensive funding programme. In addition, there are a large number of scholarship providers in Germany with a wide variety of social and political orientations and target groups. Databases and scholarship guides make it easier for you to find a suitable scholarship provider.

Selection of search engines for scholarships:

Financially distressed?

Auch wenn Sie in finanzielle Notsituationen geraten, gibt es verschiedene Hilfsangebote, die Sie nutzen können, das sind ​u.a.:

Students who are currently in a difficult financial situation due to the Corona crisis can apply for an interest-free short-term loan from the Studierendenwerk Thüringen in the amount of 800 euros on a one-time basis. The application for the loan can be made at the General Social Counseling of the Studierendenwerk.Only half of the loan (max. 400 euros) has to be repaid, the other half is paid by the Free State of Thuringia as a grant. This applies to new applications as well as to loans that have already been disbursed since April 2020.

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The "StudiumThüringenPlus" study start-up assistance is a one-time support for financially needy first-year students prior to the start of their studies in the first university semester in the amount of € 500 from the summer semester of 2021 until the winter semester of 2023/2024. The "StudiumThüringenPlus" start-up aid is intended to make it easier for students to start their studies and is granted to financially needy first-year students who are admitted to a state or state-recognised Thuringian higher education institution for the first time.

Applications must be submitted before the start of the course of study and in due time by

  • March 15 of each year for the upcoming summer semester and
  • 15 September of each year for the upcoming winter semester.

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International students can apply to the Evangelische Studierendengemeinde Jena for financial aid from the emergency fund of the Diakonisches Werk of the EKM or be nominated for a scholarship from "Brot für die Welt". The contact person is the university pastor who is entrusted with the university and student work of the ESG in Jena.

The university chaplain of the Catholic Student Community Jena is the contact person for all questions regarding the scholarships (Cusanuswerk, KAAD), national university policy and administration as well as for all concerns regarding community life.

Short-, medium- and long-term interest-free loans as well as tokens for the Mensa regular meal can be applied for at the Studierendenwerk Thüringen. These options are intended for needy students who, through no fault of their own, have found themselves in a financial emergency that jeopardizes their studies. The contact person is the General Social Counseling of the Studierendenwerk Thüringen.

International students who find themselves in a serious financial, personal, political or illness-related emergency situation can apply for one-off funding from the DAAD Foundation's Emergency Fund. In order to apply, it must be proven that, in principle, no funding is possible from other DAAD funds, public funds or other third-party funds. The DAAD Foundation is the contact person.