Scholarships & Financing
Christian Wulff Scholarship
Berlin International (BI) has established a Christian Wulff scholarship. With this scholarship BI thanks the 10th President of the German Federal Republic for addressing the 2019 cohort of BI graduates. His speech is documented in the brochure “Graduation. Class of 2019. Speeches and talks from the graduation ceremony. Berlin International: 2019: 11-18”.
The scholarship covers 50 percent of the tuition fee starting from the time it is given to the end of the regular studies (6th semester). The first Christian Wulff scholar received the scholarship at the Graduation Ceremony, on October 12, 2019. The scholarship is awarded to one BA or MA student for outstanding academic achievements and extraordinary engagement within the BI community.
The Christian Wulff scholar is nominated by the president and the deans of BI’s faculties. The winner is announced at the graduation ceremony.
On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) BI awards the DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of international students studying at German universities. The DAAD Prize comes with prize money of €1,000. The aim is to give faces to the many international students at German higher education institutions and link them with their stories. The students who have received this prize via their respective host institutions stand for their fellow students from all around the world.
The DAAD prize is awarded for outstanding academic achievements, artistic or entrepreneurial engagement, and for special contributions to intercultural dialogue. The deans together with the president nominate a candidate from a BA or MA program.
DAAD STIBET I Scholarship
The Stibet Scholarship stands for "Stipendium und Betreuungsprogramm" and is meant to support international students in Germany to ensure the success of their studies. The funding is provided by the Federal Foreign Office and through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) to BI.
The scholarship is meant to co-finance living expenses in Germany. It is paid for the duration of six months. A partial scholarship of at least €250 per month is awarded. BI sends a call for applications at the beginning of the spring semester to students. Eligible are international students (those who have come for their studies from outside of Germany) at BI who have finished their first year of studies and have shown excellent academic results.
DAAD Promos Scholarship
PROMOS is a scholarship program offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) financed by the German Ministry of Education and Research. The funding is intended to support students who want to spend a semester or internship time outside of the European Union.
Scholarships are awarded for study stays abroad lasting one to six months; internships must be longer than six weeks. The period depends on the availability of funds. A partial scholarship of at least €350 per month is awarded. Travel costs will be covered according to the rates stipulated by the DAAD.
BI sends a call for applications twice per year to all students. Eligible are all enrolled students who have finished their first year of studies, have shown excellent academic results, and have an agreement for a stay abroad or an internship contract.
Throughout the academic year, there are opportunities to work as student assistants for the different departments of BI. Marketing, Student Affairs, and the Faculties are often looking for support during events or project weeks. If you are interested, pay attention to the calls that are regularly circulated via email. Working as a student assistant helps to get to know the university from an organizational and managerial perspective which is valuable work experience.