Study completion grant

No tuition fees are charged for studying at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. For this reason, only a limited number of scholarships are available for students. The main part of the scholarships for foreign students is provided by sponsors such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Arts, the Association of Friends and Sponsors of TU Bergakademie Freiberg as well as by companies. The Study completion grant is administered by the International Office.

The primary aim of the study completion grant is to facilitate the graduation of international students who are in financial need through no fault of their own by providing financial support.
A requirement for support with the scholarship is good performance and completion of studies within approx. 9 months.
This scholarship can only be awarded once.
A selection committee of our university, the IUZ Advisory Board, decides on the awarding of the scholarships. There is no legal entitlement to the granting of a scholarship or a graduation grant.

Application requirements

  • Full-time study (no participants of intensive German courses will be considered)

  • Good to very good academic performance

  • Completion of graduate degree within 9 months (after submission of application)

  • funding of stays abroad is not possible, the student must reside in Germany during the funding period

  • Being in financial distress through no fault of your own

Application periods

There are two application periods per year:

  • 1 January - 15 February (in the case of a graduation until October of the same year)
  • 1 July - 15 August (in case of a graduation until April of the following year)

Application process

The application process requires two steps:

  1. Filling in and submitting the online registration form

  2. Submitting the actual application documents (see below)

Please check to verify that you fulfil the application requirements for the appropriate scholarship before submitting your application.

Application documents


Instructions for transmission

  • Please submit the application documents (hardcopies) to Ms. Junghans, International Office, Akademiestrasse 6, room EG.19. The building will be locked due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please use the letter box outside the university main building at the Akademiestraße.
  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the application can also be submitted by e-mail to Ms. Junghans (manuela [dot] junghansatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de). Please submit the whole application package including every required document in one single PDF file. Note: You can download several software solutions to merge PDF files from the internet.

Provisions

Financial support such as scholarships (e.g. Deutschlandstipendium), Erasmus grants, Agricola grants, BAföG, and salary will be taken into consideration.

An advisory selection committee (the so called IUZ-Beirat) makes the decision regarding the distribution of funding. Applicants are neither entitled to nor guaranteed the receipt of a grant.

The grant can be awarded to an individual only once.

1) Explanations on the letter of recommendation

  • The letter of recommendation must be written by a professor or junior professor. Only in justified exceptional cases may it be written by a research assistant holding a doctorate. A reason must be given, why the letter of recommendation has not been issued by a professor.
  • For the letter of recommendation, the student must present his or her current transcript of records to the professor. The author of the letter of recommendation must confirm that the transcript of records has been submitted.
  • The letter of recommendation should be sent to the International Office by the professor himself, but may also be submitted by the applicant/student with the application documents.
  • Exceptions: Students of the following Master's programmes do not have to submit a letter of recommendation. Instead, the International Office will contact the programme coordinators directly:
    • Advanced Materials Analysis (AMA)
    • Advanced Mineral Resource Development (AMRD)
    • Computational Materials Science (CMS)
    • Groundwater Management
    • International Business and Resources in Emerging Markets (IBRE)
    • International Business of Developing and Emerging Markets (IBDEM)
    • International Management of Resources and Environment (IMRE)
    • Mechanical and Process Engineering (MPE)
    • Metallic Materials Technology (MMT)
    • Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (MoRe)
    • Technology and Application of Inorganic Engineering Materials (TAIEM)

Students who have already started their Master thesis project need to submit a letter of recommendation by the Master Thesis' supervisor.

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