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Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM

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Call for Applications for Incoming students

We accept applications from students and doctoral candidates of our partner universities within the university-wide exchange program “Freiburg Global Exchange”, who wish to spend one or two semesters at Albert-Ludwigs-University (ALU) as exchange students (except students who take part in the Erasmus program or in departmental exchange programs or joint study programs; also not available for full-time students who want to study an entire degree in Freiburg). The call for applications for students from ALU who wish to study at a foreign partner university is announced separately.

Information about the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for students of the University of Freiburg, who want to study at an international partner university (Outgoings), can be found here [in German].

Incomings

Application Regulations

The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM is only available for exchange students within the program “Freiburg Global Exchange”. This means that only students who are studying at ALU for 1 or 2 semesters as exchange students, coming from one of the partner universities (via the International Office at ALU) to ALU, are eligible to apply. Erasmus students, as well as students studying a joint study program or who will study here via a departmental exchange program or as free movers (outside the mentioned exchange programs) or who are planning on completing a complete course of studies in Freiburg, are not eligible to apply! In cases of doubt or questions please contact .
Please also note that the scholarship is only intended for regular study stays. Thus, all scholarship holders are obliged to study in Freiburg regularly and full-time. This means, that all scholarship holders (except from doctoral candidates who are doing research here) must earn at least 20 – 24 ECTS per semester in Freiburg and have to prove this by handing in a transcript of records after the end of the funding period.

Amount and Duration of Funding

Masters and bachelor students from our partner universities who are awarded the scholarship will receive 600 Euros per month; doctoral candidates will receive 900 Euros per month. The scholarship period depends on the lecture periods at ALU. As there is a special program line of the BW-Stipendium for certain countries called „regionale entwicklungspolitische Komponente (REK)“, bachelor and master students from our partner universities in South Africa and Ghana can be funded with 900 € per month.

Application Procedure

Please apply to the International Office at your home university with the official application form.

Applications from incoming students are accepted only if they are forwarded by the International Office at your home university to the International Office of the University of Freiburg. No applications sent directly to the University of Freiburg will be accepted.

1st step: So please hand in the completed application form to the International Office at your home university and ask them to send it to us by email bw-stipendium@io.uni-freiburg.de, before the end of the deadline.

2nd step: After submitting the written application to the International Office at your home university, you must apply online. The online application can be found here.

In addition to inserting your personal information, you must upload the following documents: a letter of motivation, your resume, transcripts, and a language certificate (German or if all courses taken at ALU will be English-taught, English). Additionally for PhD candidates: Letter of acceptance issued by the professor who will supervise the studies at the University of Freiburg, including the start and end date of your stay, the working language, and a handwritten signature of the supervisor in Freiburg. Forms can be found in the download center (if available).

Please note, that the online application is not completed before actually sending it. You will receive an automatic email confirming your online application, afterwards.

All information on the application procedure can also be found in the call for Applications for Incoming students.

The application must be complete (completed online-application and all documents received by the International Office at the University of Freiburg) by April 1 for stays starting in the winter semester of the same year (i.e. winter semester or winter semester AND summer semester) and by November 4, for stays starting in summer semester of the next year (Students starting their exchange semester in the summer semester should be nominated by their home university as soon as possible).

Only complete applications received by the deadline will be considered.

Applicants will be notified by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung if they have been selected for the scholarship around the end of June of the same year or by the end of December of the year before (for stays starting in the summer semester).

Faculty Exchange

As of the academic year 2019/20, students studying at ALU via a departmental exchange program cannot apply for a BW scholarship, anymore. In consultation with the university management, a comprehensive service package for incomings coming via a departmental exchange program is being developed. Thus, currently only outgoing exchange students from Freiburg can apply for a scholarship if they are going abroad via a departmental exchange program.

Additional Information

You cannot receive any other scholarships that support living and studying in Freiburg in addition to the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM. However, you are allowed to receive additional scholarships for other purposes, e.g. for travel costs. In case of doubt or questions please contact bw-stipendium@io.uni-freiburg.de.

Contact partner

Your contact partner in the International Office at ALU is Ms. Obert. Please contact her by email: bw-stipendium@io.uni-freiburg.de.

The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung has given the operational control of the scholarship program to the individual universities. General information about the scholarship can be found on their website. Please direct all questions to the International Office of the University of Freiburg. All announcements, deadlines, and other information regarding the scholarship amount are determined by the University of Freiburg.