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WU Stipendium für Joint ISUs

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Grants are available for International Summer University programs organized by WU. This type of financial support is intended to enable students who could not otherwise afford to participate in an ISU program to take part in one of the programs. The goal is to give as many WU students as possible an opportunity to gain this kind of international experience.

General information

Up to 5 grants are available for each International Summer University organized by WU. Please note that no financial support is available for programs not organized by WU (especially for the CUHK Summer Program).

Application requirements

  • Admission to a WU degree program

  • Proof of financial eligibility (proof of receipt of a federal scholarship in the corresponding academic year)

Application

You can submit an application for an ISU grant as part of the International Summer University application process. Please upload the following additional documents when you apply:

  • Confirmation of receipt of a federal scholarship (Studienbeihilfe)

  • Letter of application: Please indicate why you are seeking financial support, how the grant can contribute to your academic success, and why it is important for your studies (in English or German, at least 2000 but no more than 3000 characters, incl. spaces)

Selection

The selection of students to be awarded financial support is part of the general selection process for the International Summer University programs (based on application documents and group interviews). First, students are selected for admission to the ISU program on the basis of the general selection criteria for International Summer University programs (motivation, English proficiency, interest in the region, teamwork ability, intercultural competence, academic progress) and the selected students will be ranked.

If you are selected to attend the ISU, your eligibility for a grant will be determined based on your financial situation, your letter of application for the grant, and your position in the ranking.

If you are not awarded a grant, you can attend the ISU under the standard terms.

Amount of Grant

The grant is composed of two parts:

  • Partial coverage of the attendance fee

  • Travel allowance (Asia € 450/Europe € 200)

Students who receive a grant have to pay a remainder of € 300 themselves.

This means that the exact grant amount depends on the attendance fee and the distance to the respective ISU:

Joint ISUs 2019Grant in EUR
Joint ISU China
1,605
Joint ISU Indonesia
1,380
Joint ISU Russia
1,380
Joint ISU Vietnam1,470

What else is important to know?

Students have no legal entitlement to an ISU grant. Students who do not complete their International Summer University program successfully will have to pay back their grant. WU’s goal is to allow as many students as possible to gain international experience. For this reason, a student can only receive one grant for an International Summer University once during his or her studies at WU. Please note that we cannot consider any applications for ISU grants by students who have already received a WU grant for another mobility program (exchange semester, ISU).