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WU mobility grant for International Summer Universities

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The WU mobility grant aims to financially support WU students who could not otherwise afford to participate in a Joint ISU. 

General information

In 2021, up to 5 grants are available for the 1st Porto ISU - Sustainable Business. Please note that there is no financial support by WU for programs not organized by WU (e.g. for the CUHK or SMU summer programs).

Application requirements 

  • You are a regular, degree-seeking student at WU

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


You can submit an application for a WU mobility grant as part of the International Summer University application process in March 2021. Please upload the following additional documents when you apply:

  • Current official confirmation of receipt of a federal scholarship (aktuelle und offizielle Studienbeihilfebestätigung)

  • 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 not more than 3000 characters, incl. spaces)


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 a Joint ISU program, 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 available grants are composed of two parts:

  • Partial coverage of the Joint ISU program fee

  • Travel allowance (1st Porto ISU = € 300)

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

This means that the exact grant amount depends on the program fee and the distance to the respective Joint ISU.

In 2021, the WU mobility grant for International Summer Universities is available for the following program: 

Joint ISU 2021Program fees in EUR
1st Porto ISU300 EUR travel allowance+ fee coverage (tba)

What else is important to know?

Students have no legal entitlement to a WU mobility grant.

Students who do not complete their Joint 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 a Joint International Summer University program once during his or her studies at WU. Please note that we cannot consider any applications for a WU mobility grant by students who have already received a WU grant for another mobility program (exchange semester, Joint ISU).

If no WU grant is awarded and a student can therefore not participate in the Joint ISU program, the participation can be cancelled with good cause.