Scholarships and financial aid

We make a special effort to meet the needs of international students requiring financial assistance. If you need help funding your study at Fulda University, there are a number of options available for you to choose from.

Please check out these internet portals for some relevant information about scholarships (pages only available in German):

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 pageMake sure to browse the Scholarship Database, which also features non-DAAD opportunities.


BAföG, or the German Federal Training Assistance Act, is a law that provides assistance to students, including some international students. If you are studying for a full degree at Fulda University, you should see whether 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  Gesa Pusch, and we will inform you of all the necessary preparations for applying.


Gesa Pusch-Thomas

Gesa Pusch-Thomas

Integration Officer

Advice on visas, jobs and grants • Buddy-programme and student tutor-programmes • International Night • DAAD award

Building 10, Room 201
Gesa Pusch-Thomas +49 661 9640-918
Consultation hours
Mo: 10.00 - 12.00 Uhr Mi: 13.30 - 15.30 Uhr Fr:11.00 - 13.00 Uhr
Office hours
Mo–Do: 9.00 – 12.00 Uhr, 14.00 - 15.30 Uhr Fr: 8.30 – 12.00 Uhr