Funding and Scholarships

All degree-seeking students please find here important information regarding funding and scholarships.

Experiencing a top-quality education in Germany is priceless – and the University of Applied Sciences Worms wants to make sure it’s affordable for you as well. We make a special effort to meet the needs of international students requiring financial assistance. If you need help funding your studies in Worms, there are a number of options available for you to choose from:

  • Funding from the Hochschule Worms
  • DAAD grants and scholarship
  • Rheinland-Pfalz Scholarship Programme
  • BAföG
  • Scholarships from various foundations (www.mystipendium.de)
  • Employment opportunities

Funding from Hochschule Worms

We offer several forms of scholarships and funding that are specifically reserved for international students in one of Hochschule Worms’ degree programmes.

If you study at the Hochschule Worms, you are entitled to file an application for the Deutschlandstipendium. Our scholarship selection committee will choose a number of winners each year – depending on the number of sponsors – who will receive Euro 300/month for their studies, usually for two semesters. Depending on the conditions, the scholarship can be extended to cover the entire standard period of study. Both international and German students may apply, and the stipend is open to bachelor’s and master’s degree-seeking students. For more details and information, see this page.

In addition, both German and international degree-seeking students are eligible for funds administered directly from the university admissions office. To find out more about funding options, please send your inquiries to Ms Carmen Schäfer, P: +49(0)6241.509-291, E: schaefer@hs-worms.de

More information about applying for stipends in Germany and at Hochschule Worms you find here.

DAAD Grants and Scholarships

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is a great source for information and funding for international students at all academic levels and in all areas of study in Germany. For general information on DAAD scholarships and eligibility requirements, see their Funding Opportunities overview page. Make sure to browse the Scholarship Database, which also features non-DAAD scholarship opportunities.

Rheinland-Pfalz Scholarship Programme

The Rheinland-Pfalz Scholarship Programme supports study abroad by students and junior faculty attending universities in the State of the Rhineland-Palatinate as well as international students and junior faculty seeking to spend time at a university in the Rhineland-Palatinate. More information on the scholarships offered by State of Rheinland-Pfalz may be found at http://studinfo.rlp.de/studium. Ms Carmen Schäfer (contact info above) can assist you with any questions you may have about the programme.

BAföG

BAföG, or the German Federal Training Assistance Act, is a law that provides assistance to students, including international students. If you plan to come to Hochschule Worms as a degree-seeking student, you should check first to see if you meet any of the following criteria for receiving BAföG funding:

  • you are an international student who qualifies for asylum,
  • you are an international student with a parent or spouse who is a German national (which means you have been granted permanent residence),
  • you are an international student whose parents have been and continue to be employed in Germany for the last three years, or
  • you are an international student who has been employed in Germany for the last five years. 

If you think you meet the requirements for BAföG funding, contact a member of the BAföG-office, and we will inform you of all the necessary preparations for applying and assist you with any questions you may have:

Daniela Augustin-Schmidt
P: +49(0)6241.509-183
E: augustin@hs-worms.de

Rita Kollmann-Ivanov
P: +49(0)6241.509-184
E: kollmann-ivanov@hs-worms.de

Simone Knobloch
P: +49(0)6241.509-309
E: knobloch@hs-worms.de

Employment opportunities

As an international student in Worms, you may choose to support yourself during your studies by finding a job. Depending on the type of visa you hold and the duration of your studies in Germany, you will be eligible to work in the private sector for a certain number of hours while a student here. You may work during the school year or during breaks, but will be limited to full-time work for a maximum of 120 days/year or part-time work for 240 days/year (§16 Absatz 3 AufenthG).

Your best source for assistance and advice while looking for work is the employment office of Worms, which can be reached at the following address:

Arbeitsamt
Address: Liebenauerstr. 15, Worms
P: +49(0)1801.555-111

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Furthermore, you can check the job board of our Career Center.

You can also ask the AStA (General Student Committee) if there are any individuals or companies hiring workers.