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NRWege Study Programme Scholarships

NRWege ins Studium - Scholarships for international students with a refugee background

Through the NRWege ins Studium programme, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia supports international applicants with refugee experience in preparing for their studies at the University of Wuppertal.

The university offers scholarships for the period August 2023 to December 2023 in the form of full scholarships (934.00 EUR per month) or performance scholarships (300.00 EUR per month) with simultaneous receipt of BAföG.

Application deadline: May 10, 2024 to May 31, 2024

By applying for a scholarship under the NRWege ins Studium programme, applicants agree that their personal data may be processed as part of the programme.

  • Refugee status under residence law
  • Duration of residence in Germany less than 5 years at the time of initial sponsorship within the framework of NRWege ins Studium (NR Pathways to Studies)
  • Admission to the current degree programme on the basis of a foreign higher education entrance qualification
  • Enrolment in a degree programme at Bergische Universität in at least the 3rd semester
  • Residency in Germany
  • Good academic performance
  • From the 4th semester onwards: Expert report from a university lecturer on the personal and professional suitability of the applicant
  • Financial need

10.05.2024 – 31.05.2024

The application takes place online via the application portal Lime Survey.

The following documents must be uploaded as a PDF in the application portal:

  • Copy of passport and copy of current residence permit
  • Current bank statement from StudiLöwe
  • Letter of motivation (max. one DIN A4 page) why you are applying for a scholarship, on the reasons for your financial need with indication of possible other current or expired sponsorships
  • Current BAföG notification or if applicable, notice of rejection from HSW (BAföG certificate from Studilöwe according to §9 is not sufficient)

Scholarship recipients are selected by an internal university commission on the basis of the program guidelines NRWege ins Studium.

The selection criteria are eligibility for funding according to the guidelines of the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, quality of academic performance, good prognosis for successful completion of studies, proximity to the expected completion of studies, and financial need. The selection is made in a non-discriminatory manner in compliance with the principles of equal treatment.

There is no entitlement to funding. Applicants will be informed in writing about the results of the selection process.

NRWege Assumption of Costs for the Preparatory German Courses

NRWege ins Studium - Scholarships for international students with a refugee background

Through the NRWege ins Studium programme, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia supports international applicants with refugee experience in preparing for their studies at the University of Wuppertal.

There is a fee of 500 EUR per semester for attending the German preparatory course at the University Language Centre. Participants who are eligible for NRWege funding can apply to the International Office for the costs to be covered.

If the course is cancelled prematurely or the participant does not attend regularly, the International Office will cancel the cost coverage and the participant will have to pay the 500 EUR.

  • Refugee status under residence law
  • Duration of residence in Germany less than 5 years at the time of initial sponsorship within the framework of NRWege ins Studium (NR Pathways to Studies)
  • Admission & Enrolment for the preparatory German course

29.04.2024 – 10.05.2024

Lime Survey

Application NRWege Study Scholarship

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Address / Contact

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
INTERNATIONAL CENTER
Abt. International Office

Michael van der Wielen
Building O.06.11
Tel.: +49 (0)202 439 - 5365
E-Mail: vanderwielen[at]uni-wuppertal.de

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