Funding Your Studies
Scholarships and Funding the NOHA Master’s at RUB

The IFHV offers a range of scholarships for NOHA Bochum students.* These scholarships are aimed at assisting students with funding their studies.
Prospective NOHA Bochum students will receive information on specific scholarship applications shortly after they have received an offer of admission (within one-two weeks).
If you have any further questions on the scholarships and/or external funding, please email Ms Laura Hofmann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deutschlandstipendium

The Deutschlandstipendium was called into life by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2011 to sponsor students with a stipend of 300€ per month. Organisations, foundations and/or private donors lay the basis for each Deutschlandstipendium. The national government matches each pledge.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, societal and social involvement, as well as concern for humanitarian issues. The scholarships are worth 3,600€ for the first year; an extension is possible.

How to apply:

  • Follow the standard application procedure using the online portal. You will receive access and further instructions after your interview.
  • Send two short essays (max. 500 words each) on a) your social engagement and b) motivation for the Master’s to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and the name of the scholarship as reference (n.b. you will also be asked to upload these short essays in the online portal)
* Students who select Ruhr University Bochum as their home university

Second Semester Mobility

NOHA Bochum students who spend the second semester at one of the NOHA partner universities through the Erasmus scheme can benefit from an Erasmus grant. We schedule a meeting for our home university students each November to assist them in applying for this grant.

Regional training
NOHA Bochum students who spend the third semester at one of the partner universities for their regional placement can apply for the ‘Promos Thesis Abroad’ scholarship at Ruhr University Bochum. NOHA Bochum students will receive further information on the application at the end of the first semester.
Funding period: 1 – 6 months
Recipients receive a monthly scholarship and one-time travel allowance.
Further information on your eligibility and the application procedure can be found at:
http://international.rub.de/ausland/finanzierung/promos/abschlussarbeit.html.en

Internships within the European Union

NOHA Bochum students completing a self-organised internship in a foreign European Union member state may be eligible for the Erasmus Mobility Grant.
Funding period: 2 – 12 months**

Please note that you need to submit your application at least one month before you internship starts.

Further information on your eligibility and the application procedure can be found at: http://international.rub.de/ausland/praktikum/erasmus.html.en
**12 months maximum of funding. Please note that you will not be eligible for a full 12-month funding if you undertake second semester mobility.

Internships Abroad

NOHA Bochum students who complete an internship abroad (outside of the Erasmus member states) can apply for the ‘Promos Internship Abroad’ scholarship at Ruhr University Bochum. NOHA Bochum students will receive further information on the application at the end of the first semester.

Funding period: 1.5 – 3 months

Recipients receive a monthly scholarship and a one-time travel allowance.
Further information on your eligibility and the application process can be found at: http://international.rub.de/ausland/finanzierung/promos/praktikum.html.en

External Funding & Loans

Apart from the above-listed scholarship opportunities, there are a number of external funding opportunities, including private and public foundations both within Germany and your country of origin.
The official NOHA web site also lists a number of foundations, offering scholarships. To access the list, visit: http://nohanet.org/masters and select the FAQ “Are there any scholarships available for the Masters course?”

We offer advice in finding scholarship programmes that you might be eligible for. Please email your enquiry to Ms Laura Hofmann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..