Studying with a Scholarship

The DAAD and the city of Reutlingen offer attractive funding options.

By Sven Rottner

Great emphasis is put on internationality at ESB Business School. For ESB students semesters and internships abroad are a matter of course. But stays abroad cost money. For the winter semester 2020/21 Reutlingen University again draws attention to several scholarships. For two of them the deadline for applications ends at the beginning of May.

Degree thesis abroad with the DAAD

The PROMOS programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is intended for students who plan to stay for several months in a non-European country. Funding is available for study and unpaid internship semesters at the partner universities of Reutlingen University, as well as internship semesters which do not exceed an earnings limit of 500 euros a month. Funding for unpaid degree theses is also possible.    

The DAAD awards a total of 15 to 20 such scholarships. The stays abroad should last for three to six months, funding is available for maximum four months. The amount of the scholarships varies depending on the target country between 300 and 500 euros a month. Unfortunately, travelling expenses and tuition fees cannot be covered.

The PROMOS scholarships of the DAAD are ideal for students in bachelor degree programmes from the third semester onwards and for students in master degree programmes from the second semester onwards.

The deadline for applications is at 12 noon on 8 May 2020, for more detailed information on the application process, please visit the website of the Reutlingen International Office (RIO).

A scholarship for ‘real’ residents of Reutlingen

The mobility scholarship of the City of Reutlingen offers another way to keep the costs for a stay abroad low. Since 2006 the smallest large city in Baden-Württemberg has supported one student per semester with a total of 1,000 euros. This scholarship is intended exclusively for citizens of Reutlingen who have had their main residence here for at least three years.   

The deadline for applications for the city’s mobility scholarship is also at 12 noon on 8 May 2020. Applications are accepted in both analogue and digital form, for further information on this please visit RIO’s website.

RIO additionally informs the students on its website about many other options to go abroad during their studies. Professor Baldur Veit, head of RIO, emphasises in this respect the international orientation of Reutlingen University: “The intercultural exchange is a basic concern of the university. The DAAD scholarships and the city of Reutlingen play a major role in ensuring this exchange continues to take place successfully in the future.”

Incidentally, funding opportunities are not only available for stays abroad. Reutlingen University’s website also provides information about the many possibilities there are for students to fund their studies via scholarships in Germany. The selection process for some scholarships is based not only on excellent grades but also on other factors such as voluntary work of the applicants. For further information, please visit Reutlingen University’s website.