PROMOS scholarships for bachelor’s/master’s degree students and doctoral students

As part of the DAAD mobility program “PROMOS”, the International Office grants scholarships for a stay abroad to bachelor’s/master’s degree students and doctoral students.

Application requirements

Students who are enrolled at the University of Stuttgart can apply if one of the following requirements is met:

  • The applicant is a German citizen.
  • The applicant’s status is legally equivalent to that of a German citizen according to § 8 subsec. 1 clause 2 ff., subsec. 2, 2a and 3 BAföG (Federal Training Assistance Act for students in Germany). In this context, the wording of the law applies.
  • The applicant is enrolled in a study program at the University of Stuttgart with the aim of completing their degree at the German university or doing a doctorate at a German university.

Please note that a stay in the home country is excluded from funding!

Students who are already receiving funding for the stay abroad cannot receive additional funding through PROMOS for the same stay, even if the funding does not take place at the same time.

Funding measures

Requirements and restrictions:

  • Students who receive a GRA (graduate research assistantship) from the host university are excluded from funding
  • Duration of stay: at least 1 month
  • For bachelor’s/master’s degree students only, no doctoral students
  • A stay as part of an Erasmus+ cooperation and/or SEMP (Swiss-European Mobility Program) cannot be funded

Benefits:

Requirements and restrictions:

  • Duration of stay: at least 6 weeks
  • For bachelor’s/master’s degree students only, no doctoral students
  • Funding for a stay in the Erasmus+ area is available only if an internship within the framework of Erasmus+ and/or SEMP (Swiss-European Mobility Program) is ruled out

Internships at the following organizations and institutions cannot be funded:

  • International organizations (e.g. the UN)
  • EU institutions
  • Institutions and organizations that manage EU programs
  • German diplomatic missions abroad
  • Max Weber Foundation (former German Humanities Institutes Abroad (DGIA))
  • Goethe institutes
  • German Archaeological Institute
  • German schools abroad (DAS)

Internships at these institutions are partly funded through other DAAD scholarship programs. Please pay particular attention to the information on the short-term scholarships.

Benefits:

Requirements and restrictions:

  • Duration of stay: at least 6 weeks
  • For bachelor’s/master’s degree students only, no doctoral students
  • Funding for a stay in the Erasmus+ area is available only if an internship within the framework of Erasmus+ and/or SEMP (Swiss-European Mobility Program) is ruled out

Internships at the following organizations and institutions cannot be funded:

  • International organizations (e.g. the UN)
  • EU institutions
  • Institutions and organizations that manage EU programs
  • German diplomatic missions abroad
  • Max Weber Foundation (former German Humanities Institutes Abroad (DGIA))
  • Goethe institutes
  • German Archaeological Institute
  • German schools abroad (DAS)

Internships at these institutions are partly funded through other DAAD scholarship programs. Please pay particular attention to the information on the short-term scholarships.

Benefits:

Requirements and restrictions:

  • Duration of stay: at least 3 weeks
  • For bachelor’s/master’s degree students and doctoral students
  • Only courses at state universities abroad

Benefits:

Requirements and restrictions:

  • Duration of stay: 6 weeks maximum
  • For bachelor’s/master’s degree students and doctoral students

Benefits:

Requirements and restrictions:

  • Duration of stay: chosen freely
    Please note that funding is for a maximum of 6 days.
  • Number of participants: any
    Please note that funding is for a maximum of 12 participants.
  • For bachelor’s/master’s degree students and doctoral students

Benefits:

  • Flat-rate subsistence grant for travel within Europe: EUR 30 per person per day
  • Flat-rate subsistence grant for travel overseas: EUR 45 per person per day
  • Funding for a maximum of 6 days and a maximum of 12 persons.

Application procedure

Start of stay between January 1 and June 30: December 1 of the previous year
Start of stay between July 1 and December 31: June 1 of the same year
 
Positive answers and rejections are expected by February 1 (application deadline of December 1) or August 1 (application deadline of June 1) respectively.

All applicants must apply online. Please register online and upload the following documents to the online portal in case you haven’t already submitted them to the International Office on account of another application (e.g. for an exchange program):

  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Language certificate for the language of instruction or the working language*
  • Letter of motivation (1 page maximum, in German or English)
  • CV (in German or English)
  • Current academic transcript from the Examination Office including the average grade and CP (German or English)
  • If available: Copy of degree certificate (e.g. bachelor’s degree certificate)
  • Ranking certificate from the Examination Office

*The following language certificates are recognized:

  • Language certificate from the Language Center of the University of Stuttgart
  • High School Diploma with proof of five years of English classes in lower and upper secondary school, with a grade of 3.5 or better in the final two years
  • Certificate of participation in a language course, with specification of the language level
  • TOEFL / IELTS, if already available

Please submit the application form generated in the portal to the International Center (IZ) in due time without any remaining application documents.

Dezernat Internationales
Babette Endrulat-Göhler
Pfaffenwaldring 60 (IZ)
70569 Stuttgart

If the application deadline falls on a weekend, a public holiday, or a bridge day, the application documents must be put in the mailbox of the International Center (staff entrance, Pfaffenwaldring).

For granting the scholarships, the following selection criteria apply:

  • Study achievements
  • Motivation
  • Engagement
  • Significance of the stay for the respective study program
  • Existing language skills

The selection of applicants is made by the commission for student exchanges. Due to the limited funds available, only some of the applications can be funded.

Please note:

  • All allowances are paid at a fixed rate that cannot be changed. Total or partial funding of tuition fees is not possible.
  • Not all PROMOS scholarship options described on the DAAD website have been adopted by the University of Stuttgart.

Recognition of study achievements

  • Before leaving, you should check with the professors responsible or with the examination committee whether your study achievements abroad will be recognized.
  • Make a list of courses (with content) from the course catalog of the host university.

It may turn out that, during your stay abroad, not all courses listed in the course catalog are offered in that academic year. So stay in touch with the respective professors in Stuttgart during your stay abroad.

Information for BAföG recipients

If you apply for a Bafög grant for studies abroad (“Auslands-Bafög”), you must inform the Bafög office of your PROMOS scholarship. Where applicable, the PROMOS funding will be offset against the benefits of the Auslands-Bafög.

Insurance

You will have to take care of a foreign health insurance independently. You have the option to take out a combined health, accident, and liability insurance by way of the DAAD insurance. Please apply directly with the DAAD. For any questions, please contact the DAAD directly.

Experience report

Please submit your experience report to us no later than 2 months after your stay abroad has ended. Please use our form for this purpose. Students who participated in an exchange program of the University of Stuttgart are asked to follow the instructions of their coordinators.

Contact

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Babette Endrulat-Göhler

Program coordinator Winter University, SUPER, MIT, PROMOS scholarship, Double Master's programs overseas

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