Scholarships for International Students

Here we would like to inform you about the scholarship for international students.

Please note:

The results for the summer semester will be sent out by end-June.

The results for the winter semester will be sent out by mid-December.

General information

TUM awards scholarships for international students funded through budget resources from the Bavarian government.

It is a one-time financial aid between €500 and €1,800 per semester. You can reapply every semester.


  • who are not eligible for BAföG due to their nationality (see §8 BAföG
  • as of 3rd semester in their bachelor‘s studies
  • as of 2nd semester in their master’s studies (or as of 1st semester in their master’s studies,
    if the bachelor degree has been completed at TUM)
  • submission of the bachelor's thesis or master's thesis not before 30 June (summer term)
    and 31 December (winter term)
  • Merit: good academic records
  • Proven need:
    There is no need, if the applicant has more monthly income at his/her disposal than the necessity for students according to §13 i.V.m §13a BAföG as last amended.
  • low parents' income

If you have applied for the scholarship for students who are affected by the war in the Ukraine and has been selected as a scholarship holder, you are not allowed to apply for this scholarship because a double funding is not allowed.

During the leave of absence the scholarship won´t be paid.
You can find futher Information about the scholarship for studying with a child at the Studentenhilfe München.

Application period summer semester 2024:

April 3 to 14, 2024

Documents for the application

Please prepare the following documents for upload (pdf files):

  • Motivational letter
    Please explain your financial status (100–200 words in English or German)
  • CV/resume
  • TUM grade report (can be downloaded from TUMonline)
  • two recommendations
    • not older than one semester
  • Proof of applicant’s income
    • bank statements of the last three months of all bank accounts 
      If not in German or English language, a certified German translation is required by a sworn translator (with official seal!)
      (winter term: 01 July – 30 September and summer term: 01 January – 31 March)
      If there are incoming payments, please explain directly on the bank account statement what kind of payment it is
      (for example: salary, parents support, scholarship, loan ...)
    • and further documents if applicable (work contract, internship contract, scholarship notification, loan contract, BAföG notification, etc.)
  • Proof of parents‘ income or proof of income of spouse if applicable
    • if not in German or English language, a certified German translation is required by a sworn translator (with official seal!)
    • not older than one year

Further information:

  • Only complete applications can be accepted.
  • If you or your lecturer hand in the recommendations later, the deadline (15 November / 15 May) must be adhered to.

Do you have any questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us at stipendienspam
We are looking forward to your application!

Here you will find the application form

Please apply here: link.

Contact Scholarships

TUM Center for Study and Teaching
Scholarship Office

Phone: +49 89 289–28065; –28067

All office hours are cancelled for the time being

For questions regarding scholarships for stays abroad, please contact the TUM Global & Alumni Office