Semester Events ProgramSupport Initiative for German Schools Abroad and Partner Schools (BIDS)

Since 2008, the University of Heidelberg has been participating in the program "BetreuungsInitiative Deutsche Auslands- und Partnerschulen" (BIDS) initiated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

As part of the Heidelberg BIDS programme, pupils and graduates of German schools abroad who are interested in studying at the University of Heidelberg or are already studying in Heidelberg are given special information, support and encouragement.

We are happy to inform schools, teachers and student groups about the possibility of visiting Heidelberg University or taking part in a trial course.

Once per semester, the University of Heidelberg awards motivational scholarships to international graduates of German schools abroad. The scholarships are aimed at first-year students.

We offer international first-year students and international students a comprehensive support program at the beginning and during their studies at the University of Heidelberg.

 

Motivational scholarships

The University of Heidelberg awards motivational scholarships once per semester from funds of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The scholarships are aimed at international first-year students of the University of Heidelberg who have obtained their school leaving certificate at a German school abroad.

The scholarships do not constitute full support for studying in Germany and are only awarded to applicants who are not German citizens.

Graduates of German Schools Abroad who have already received a DAAD Full Scholarship are not eligible for funding.

Up to 5 scholarships amounting to 325 € per month are available for the respective summer and winter semesters. The maximum funding period is 12 months.

Applicants for the motivation scholarship who have not yet been admitted or matriculated to a degree programme can only participate in the application procedure if they apply for admission to a degree programme at the University of Heidelberg for the semester in question.

Application

initial application

The following documents must be submitted with an application:

  •     Completed application form (PDF)
  •     letter of motivation
  •     Curriculum vitae (tabular)
  •     Copy of the application for admission or notification of admission or certificate of matriculation
  •     Expert opinion of the school management or a subject teacher of the college/upper level of the school or expert opinion of a university lecturer of the University of Heidelberg
  •     Abitur certificate (uncertified copy) and, if applicable, proof of academic achievements to date

follow-up application

To apply for further funding, please use the application for further funding (PDF) and enclose with your completed application proof of the achievements of your studies to date.

For the winter semester 2018/19, the University of Heidelberg will award motivational scholarships from October 2018 to February 2019. Applications are now possible until 15.07.2018 at the latest.

Please send your application with the above documents by e-mail.

 

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