Type: Scholarship

Location: Germany

Value: €1,800

Application Deadline: 30 March 2023.


About the Scholarship

HAW Hamburg awards scholarships to high-performing international Bachelor’s students as of the third subject semester and to international Master’s students as of the second subject semester. The funding for the scholarships is provided by the City of Hamburg.


Application Criteria

You can apply for an excellence scholarship if you fulfil the following criteria:

  • You are an international student at HAW Hamburg.
  • You obtained your higher education entrance qualification abroad or you have successfully completed preparatory studies at a German Studienkolleg.
  • You have completed at least two semesters (Bachelor’s students) or one semester (Master’s students) at HAW Hamburg and are still within the standard period of study (generelle Regelstudienzeit) of your degree course.
  • You are not receiving BAföG or other government funding.
  • Your average grade is at least 2.2.


Application Documents

If you are applying for an excellence scholarship for the first time, you will need letters of recommendation from two instructors in your degree course. Master’s students who have already received an excellence scholarship during their Bachelor studies are also required to submit two current letters of reference. All other students who have already submitted two letters are not required to submit them again.

The following documents must be submitted with every application:

  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Certificate of enrolment from myHAW
  • Current transcript from myHAW with information about average grade and completed credit points
  • For students whose average grade and credit points are not listed in their transcript (this currently applies to all degree courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, with the exception of Automotive Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering), the International Office will request the average grade and credit points from the FSB after the application deadline. 
  • Copy of your residency permit (non-EU citizens) or a copy of your passport or personal ID card (EU citizens)
  • Bank account information form
  • Financial circumstances form


Once you have gathered all the necessary documents, please upload them to the Application portal (Mobility Online) before the deadline. Be sure to allow yourself enough time. We will inform you about the outcome of your application within four weeks after the deadline.

Contact information

International Office

Teresa Schaubs
T +49.40.428 75-9183
In-person office hours:
2nd floor / room 232
Thursdays: 2:00–5:00 pm or by appointment

Berliner Tor Campus
Student Center
Stiftstr. 69 / Gebäude (Building) G
20099 Hamburg




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