University of Passau Scholarships 2024 in Germany

Navigating through university life can be challenging, especially when financial constraints come into play. Fortunately, the University of Passau offers a lifeline for students in need through the Donation Barometer project. This initiative, funded by the association “Friends of the University,” provides a one-off stipend of up to 300 euros to students facing financial hardships.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, this scholarship could be a crucial aid in easing your financial burden and here’s everything you need to know to apply.

What is the Donation Barometer Project?

The Donation Barometer project has been in operation since the winter semester of 2023-24. For every questionnaire completed by new students, students finishing their studies, and graduates, the association donates two euros to the scholarship fund. This innovative approach ensures that the support grows with student participation, making it a truly community-driven effort.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be enrolled at the University of Passau in your second semester or higher.
  • Receive loans or grants under the German law on student loans and grants (BAföG).
  • Ensure that the net income of the person(s) obliged to provide for your maintenance does not exceed twice the allowance laid down in BAföG. Detailed information can be found here

Income Thresholds:

  • Your gross annual income must be below 15,000 euros.
  • For every additional dependent child, the threshold increases by 8,000 euros.

Application Documents

To apply, you need to submit an online application, ensuring all required documents are included. Here’s a checklist of what you need:

  1. Tabular CV with Photograph: A concise CV highlighting your academic and personal background.
  2. Certificate of Enrolment: Proof of your current enrolment status at the University of Passau.
  3. Transcript/Proof of Academic Progress: An up-to-date extract from the Campus Portal, which may include your transcript, preliminary examination certificate, bachelor’s degree certificate, and proof of language skills.
  4. Proof of Need: Documentation such as your BAföG notice to substantiate your financial need.

Complete applications must be submitted online here International students should apply using the form for the emergency scholarship here

Official Call Letter: For more detailed information, you can refer to the official call letter here.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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