Scholarships are granted according to uniform principles in order to guarantee equal opportunity, transparency, and legal certainty. The conditions were set forth by the Executive University Board on 9 July 2020 in the Directive for the Awarding of Scholarships at Universität Hamburg (excluding UKE) (PDF, accessible).
The directive covers scholarships that provide funding primarily for living expenses and educational materials during the period for which it is awarded but does not encompass funds for study-related travel abroad. The directive does not apply to scholarships by third-party providers that award their own scholarships to recipients.
In the corresponding directive guidelines (PDF, accessible), the conditions for awarding scholarships pursuant to the Directive for the Awarding of Scholarships at Universität Hamburg (excluding UKE) are clarified in greater detail. The guidelines illuminate the requirements for awarding scholarships, the application procedure, funding amounts, status, and obligations on the part of recipients.
Scholarship lengths and amounts are based on a recipient’s academic qualification level.