Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics


Below is some information about financial support for yourmoneybox-128.png stay abroad. If you already have a firm commitment from us for your stay abroad, you will receive an official confirmation from us, which you can attach to your application for additional scholarships.

You can also find more information about scholarships at


ERASMUS grant (mobility grant)

Outgoing ERASMUS students CAN receive a fixed monthly amount (ERASMUS grant) (The extent to which scholarships can be awarded depends on the amount of Erasmus funding in the funding pot). Tuition fees do not apply (but you may have to pay for things such as your student transport ticket).

The grant is paid in two instalments: The first instalment is usually paid at the beginning of the study visit and the remainder is usually paid in June/July (end of the academic year).

The prerequisite for this is that all forms are submitted to the WiWi International Office or to Ms. Marx at the International Department by the specified deadline(s). Students will only be eligible for the ERASMUS grant if they have submitted all documentation in full! The funds are paid out with the proviso that they may be reclaimed.

The amount of the mobility grant depends on the country group in which the partner university is located. For 2019/20:

  • Group 1 with 450 EUR per month: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom
  • Group 2 with 390 EUR per month: Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain
  • Group 3 with a total of 330 EUR per month: Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Cyprus

As a general principle, funding is provided for one 4-month semester abroad. In the case of trimesters, a total of 3 months will be funded. However, billing will be based on the exact dates given as the dates of arrival and departure on the Confirmation of Registration and the Confirmation of Stay forms.

Funding period (set at the beginning of each eligibility period):

3 months for 1 term

4 to 4.5 months for 1 semester

5 to 5.5 months for 2 terms

8 to 8.5 months for 3 terms or 2 semesters

Internships abroad are also supported by the mobility grant. Internships are funded in the respective country groups with an additional €100.

Outgoing students going to Switzerland receive the grant directly from the relevant partner university.

More information on our Going Abroad page.


*Brexit and ERASMUS+ funding for stays in the UK

On the wesite of DAAD you can find up-to-date information concerning the effects of Brexit for the availability of Erasmus+ funding for stays in the UK.


Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft der Humboldt-Universität e.V. (WWG)

Students of the School of Business and Economics of Humboldt-Universität can apply for a travel grant from the Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Gesellschaft at Humboldt-Universität eV. For more information and details about the requirements, please contact Dr. Anja Schwerk:

Regarding the report that is to be written for the WWG upon the student's return – the idea behind this is that the students document the experiences they had with studying, integrating into the various Humboldt study phases, with their place of study, the study conditions, so that subsequent students can benefit from it.


The PROMOS programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports internships, language courses and final theses in addition to periods of study abroad. PROMOS bundles together many of the former DAAD scholarships, and applications are submitted via Humboldt-Universität. It is no longer possible to apply to the DAAD directly. All information can be found on the website of the International Department:

International Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

On the International Department's website, you will find even more information on funding opportunities, scholarship databases and other contacts: Country-specific funding opportunities.

German Academic Exchange Service and other scholarship databases

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world for supporting the international exchange of students and researchers. With more than 250 programmes, the DAAD promotes more than 55,000 Germans and foreigners around the world each year. The offerings range from semesters abroad for young students to doctoral studies, from internships to guest lectureships, from fact-finding visits to establishing universities abroad.

Auslands-BAföG (federal grants for study/training abroad)

All students can also apply for funding through the AuslandsBAföG (in many cases, even if they have not been granted federal funding for domestic study [BAföG]). The key prerequisites for the AuslandsBAföG at a glance:

  • The period of study abroad must last at least one semester.
  • The applicant must have a good knowledge of the national language of the country in question.
  • The application for the AuslandsBAföG must be submitted no later than one semester before the start of the foreign study programme/semester.
  • At least some of the credits completed abroad must be eligible to be added to those completed in Germany.

This (usually) requires confirmation that you are participating in a faculty exchange programme. You can get this at the International Office. All further information can be found at

Bildungskredit (federal student loan)

Since 2001, the German Federal Government has been offering school and university students in advanced stages of education the opportunity to take advantage of a low-interest loan. The aim of this funding is either to ensure students can pursue an education, while accelerating the overall process, or to finance exceptional expenses not covered by the Federal Education and Training Funding Act (BAföG), e.g. a stay abroad. The funding, unlike with BAföG, is not based on the assets or income of the applicant and his/her parents. Further information can be found on the Federal Office of Administration web page. Detailed information on BAföG, loans and other funding opportunities can also be found on the studierendenWERK BERLIN web page.

Funding through foundations

There are around 15,000 charitable foundations in Germany. Provided its individual requirements are met, a foundation can provide financial support over a certain period of time or even as a one-off instalment, e.g. for study projects or stays abroad. The amount of funding can vary greatly according to need – foundations are highly flexible. You can find scholarship databases online, e.g. at,, and

Funding for students traveling with children

MAWISTA supports students who – despite having to juggle a double workload (their studies and their child), and all while living in a foreign country – are determined to persevere and graduate. If you belong to this group, then apply now! International students completing a study abroad programme in Germany with a child are also welcome to apply for the scholarship.

Funding for internships and seminars with the ASA-Program

The ASA-Program is a learning program in the field of global cultural, social and economic interdependencies. It offers a training cycle including a 3-6 months internship project with partner institutions in Germany and countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and South-East Europe.

The application period is from 20th November until 10th January each year.

More information is available here:

Region-specific scholarships: North America

  • The Fulbright Commission grants scholarships to (partially) fund a year of study at a US university. The application guidelines and application forms as well as forms for completing the scholarship application can be found on the Fulbright website:
    • Applications for a study stay in 2018/19 must be submitted by 20 June 2017
  • Institute of International Education – international funding programme for studies in the USA;
  • ERP scholarship programme – funding for a one- or two-year study or research stay at a top American university;
  • McCloy Academic Scholarship Program – two years of study at the Harvard Kennedy School for undergraduate and graduate students of all subjects.
  • IES Abroad – funding for a one-year study stay in the form of a teaching or language assistantship at US colleges or universities.

Region-specific scholarships: Latin America

The current funding opportunities for a stay abroad can be found on the respective country-specific page of the DAAD as well as the individual embassies of Latin American states, e.g. the Mexican government scholarship.

Region-specific scholarships: Western Europe

Look under ERASMUS!

  • Annual and short-term scholarships from the French Government, in addition to the annual DAAD scholarships, mainly for the humanities, social sciences, law and economics;
  • Master's degree programmes at Sciences Po Paris – a fee-free study programme at the renowned political science institute for advanced students and graduates;
  • MSH research scholarships – scholarships from the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme foundation for researchers with doctoral degrees in the humanities and social scientists to spend periods abroad.
  • ENA fellowships – 16- or 8-month study programmes at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration for university graduates of all subjects.
Norway: Stipendienfonds E.ON Ruhrgas

Further information on the non-profit foundation Stipendienfonds E.ON Ruhrgas can be found at

Region-specific scholarships: Eastern Europe

Regional foundations
Individual country-specific scholarships
  • Estonian master's and Ph.D. programmes – study and research stays at Estonian universities for a period of 1 to 12 months;
  • Latvian study and research programmes for bachelor's or master's students and doctoral candidates for up to 10 (or 11 for Ph.D. students) months. Also summer schools;
  • Lithuanian study and research programmes for 10 months as well as summer schools;
  • Polish scholarship for summer language courses at Polish universities for German students, doctoral candidates and university staff;
  • Scholarship from the School of Polish Law (Schule des Polnischen Rechts) for German students or law graduates.

Region-specific scholarships: Asia

In addition to the DAAD funding programmes, there are also special scholarship programmes:

  • Funding programmes from the DAAD Beijing office – annual scholarships, scholarships for the study of East Asian languages, combined study and practical semesters, partial scholarships and other scholarship opportunities for students of all subjects.
  • China scholarship programme of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes – one-year stay for BA and MA students of almost all subjects (except sinology, art, design and music).
  • Scholarships of the China Scholarship Council (CSC) – funded by the Chinese government. 
  • Language and Practice in the People's Republic of China16-month scholarship for MA students and doctoral candidates in natural sciences, law, social sciences, politics, engineering and architecture.
  • HSK Winner Scholarship – one-year scholarship for students who performed outstandingly in the HSK test.
South Korea, Japan
  • The European Commission's Executive Training Program (ETP) – funded annual courses for budding executives at one of the top universities in Japan (Tokyo) or South Korea (Seoul);
  • Global Korea Scholarship (GSK) – scholarships from the South Korean government for master's and doctoral graduates;
  • Japan scholarship programme of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes – two-year double master's programme at Keio University in Tokyo;
  • JET programmes – Japanese exchange programme in the field of foreign language teaching.
Further special funding opportunities:
  • The foreign study organisation Asia Exchange awards scholarships to up to 6 German students for a semester of study in Asia. The scholarships cover tuition, but also include an extra €400. Students at German universities who are interested in studying abroad in Asia are eligible to apply. More information:  (under Funding > Asia Exchange Scholarships)
  • The Heinz Nixdorf Programme for the promotion of the Asia-Pacific-related work experience gives young up-and-coming German executives six months of professional experience in Asian countries. It provides insights into working and living conditions, the economic and educational systems of the host countries, prepares participants for future sales markets and contributes to global thinking and the worldwide mobility of aspiring executives. Destination countries: People's Republic of China, Malaysia, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam. For applications forms and information about the programme, please visit:

Region-specific scholarships: Australia, New Zealand

For a study or research stay in Australia or New Zealand, the DAAD grants scholarships to students, graduates and doctoral candidates who have German nationality or equivalent status.

Further special funding opportunities:

  • Australia-Europe Scholarship of the Australian Department of Education;
  • Scholarships of the Ranke-Heinemann Studienstiftung – scholarship programmes for funding a stay abroad in Australia and New Zealand for students and doctoral candidates. This foundation also participates in individual Australian and New Zealand university projects.

Region-specific scholarships: Africa

For a study or research stay in Africa, the DAAD grants scholarships to students, graduates and doctoral candidates who have German nationality or equivalent status 

Further financing opportunities:

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