Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences

With the Graduation Scholarship we aim to enable qualified foreign students to concentrate on their studies and the forthcoming graduation through financial support.

The funding period and the amount of the scholarship depend on the funds available and the time of your graduation.

The scholarship amount is up to € 934 per month and is awarded for up to six months. The maximum total grant is € 5.604. There is no legal entitlement to funding.

Please note: If you work while studying and earn more than € 520 gross per month, the scholarship will be reduced.


Application Requirements

Applications are open to students of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences

  • who are foreign students with foreign citizenship
  • who are enrolled at the HSD with the aim of obtaining a university degree
  • who are financially needy
  • who are in the final phase of their studies (graduation within one year)
  • who are in Germany during the graduation phase.

You may not apply if you  

  • are an exchange student 
  • have German citizenship or have acquired your university entrance qualification in Germany
  • you receive a full or partial scholarship from the DAAD 
  • are going to be abroad during your graduation phase.

Application Deadline

1 February and 1 August

Application deadline for the summer semester 2023:
1 February 2023

Application Documents 

  • application form 
  • curriculum vitae
  • letter of motivation
  • evidence of social/intercultural commitment (if applicable)
  • currnet overview of grades with indication of average grade
  • copy of application for thesis
  • reference letter by a HSD teacher (see template)
  • copy of the passport (only the page with the personal data)
  • statements of account for the last three months


Forms and information sheet can be found in the green box on the right.


Please send all your documents (single copy) to:

Hochschule Düsseldorf - University of Applied Sciences
International Office
Elisabeth Rüb
Münsterstraße 156
40476 Düsseldorf

Documents can also be summitted via email to internationalstudent@hs-duesseldorf.de.

The DAAD makes funds available to HSD each year for Completion of Studies Grants. The International Office’s decisions regarding the award of grants are therefore dependent on the availability of DAAD funds.


Elisabeth Rüb
T +49 211 4351-3060

Student Support Center
Münsterstraße 156, building 2
40476 Düsseldorf

Open office hours: Tue 9 - 12
and by appointment



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Information Sheet

Application Form

Expert Opinion Form