Funding of studies abroad or semesters abroad are also possible through scholarships. Scholarships are a great alternative for students who are not eligible for Auslands-BAföG and cannot take out a student loan. Since scholarships for studies abroad do not have to be refunded, they are quite popular for students. The criteria for awarding scholarships vary greatly; while academic achievement is often taken into the selection procedure, this is not always the case and mostly not the sole determining factor. Each organization, association and foundation awards their scholarships in different ways, so we recommend contacting them directly for further information.

2 x Social Media Scholarships for studying abroad at City University of Seattle

Are you looking for the perfect way to receive financial support for your study abroad period at CityU Seattle? Become our social media ambassador during your time in Seattle and receive 1,000 EUR scholarship for your semester abroad! Simply hand in your application once you are in the enrollment process with CityU and – fingers crossed – get some support while having the best time of your life in the United States!

Who can apply?

All international students via World of Students, who are currently in the application process or are already enrolled at City University of Seattle. Students must be enrolled at CityU for at least one quarter to be eligible for these scholarships.

How to apply?

If you are interested in becoming one of our social media scholarship winners, please apply via e-mail to and hand in the following documents: CV including photo Explanation why you are the perfect social media ambassador for us (either in writing about 500 words or in sending us an application video of max. 3 mins) Application deadline is June 1st, 2023 for the intake in fall 2023 and November 1st, 2023 for the spring 2024 intake.

What we expect from you during your stay:

  • Student is providing World of Students & CityU with social media material during his / her stay
  • Minimum of 5 short videos (university, courses, housing, leisure activities)
  • Minimum of 20 photos including pictures with friends
  • 2 short reports about your stay at CityU (e.g. preparation, best places to visit)
  • Student provides an email address or social media account, where potential future students can reach out to him / her with questions about studying in Seattle
Internal scholarships of universities/higher education institutions

European higher education institutions / universities often provide internal scholarships for studies abroad. One of the ones offered in Germany is the PROMOS Scholarship. For the PROMOS program, every German university receives scholarships for studies abroad from the International Office or “Akademisches Auslandsamt”. These scholarships fund study abroad semesters between one and six months, whereas rates may vary depending on the destination.
If you are interested in studying within the EU, the ERASMUS+ scholarship is a great alternative. This funding is open to all students of any study program and academic institution. While you do not have to pay tuition fees abroad, you will additionally receive a monthly funding up to 450 Euro. The exact amount depends on the country. It is also interesting to know that Erasmus+ scholarships are combinable with BAföG and several other scholarships.
Simultaneous funding from Erasmus+ or PROMOS and HAW.International are however excluded. HAW.International offers funding for studies abroad as part of a degree thesis for up to six months. Eligible for these scholarships are students of all study programs in a Bachelor’s, Master’s and “Diplom” at German universities of applied sciences (HAW and FH).
If you are interested in applying to any of the above-mentioned scholarships, we recommend contacting your home institution directly. For any information regarding the application process, feel free to contact the International Office or the Erasmus+ Coordinator at your university.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a globally operating organization, which fosters international exchange for students and researchers. The extensive variety of scholarships differs in terms of requirements respectively. DAAD financial assistance is awarded as yearly or short-term scholarships for studies abroad to students of all study programs, including PhD. There are also some scholarship options for selected bachelor’s or master’s degrees.

Scholarships of German foundations

In Germany, there are several foundations which offer support to students going abroad just like you. Apart from the financial bonus, foundation scholarships also enable you to participate in lectures or seminars and therewith establish ties to international networks. The following websites provide you with a broad overview of possible foundation scholarships:,

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