PROMOS supports study-related stays worldwide with partial scholarships

With the support of the DAAD and the BMBF, Paderborn University is offering its students the PROMOS scholarship programme (Programme for Increasing Student Mobility) for the year 2022. PROMOS is designed to support students of Paderborn University in successfully completing their study-related stay abroad and to enable significantly more mobility by supporting shorter stays abroad (up to a maximum of six months).

With PROMOS 2022, Paderborn University supports semester stays as well as study-related internships.

Information and funding conditions

  •     Students of the Paderborn University who have German citizenship or who are equal to Germans according to § 8 paragraph 1 number 2 ff., paragraph 2, 2a and 3 BAföG
  •     Non-German students, if they are enrolled in a course of study at Paderborn University with the aim of obtaining a degree or doctorate at Paderborn University (home stay excluded)
  •     Students whose stay abroad at a non-European partner university of Paderborn University takes place between 01.01.2024 and 31.12.2024 and lasts at least 3 months but no longer than 6 months
  •     Students whose stay abroad is part of a study-related internship in the period 01.01.2024 to 31.12.2024 and lasts at least 6 weeks but no longer than 6 months
  •     Students who go to an Erasmus+ partner university of Paderborn University and have taken full advantage of the Erasmus+ funding
  •     students who organise their stay abroad (3 to 6 months maximum) themselves (freemovers) and study at a host university outside the Erasmus+ area

PROMOS partial scholarships include different funding flat rates depending on the program line. These are based on the country-specific funding rates set by the DAAD.

    Please note: Due to the high number of applicants, the partial scholarships granted for a project abroad are usually significantly lower than the maximum possible funding amount. Furthermore, only part of the stay is usually financed by partial scholarship instalments.

    A selection committee decides on the actual amount of the partial scholarship (monthly partial scholarships and travel expenses, if applicable).

    Possible funding of study visits:

  •         Monthly partial scholarship installment between 300€ and 500€ (depending on the destination country)
  •         If applicable, country-specific travel flat rate

    Possible promotion of study-related internships:

  •         Monthly partial scholarship installment between 300€ and 500€ (depending on the destination country)
  •         If applicable, country-specific travel flat rate

 

A PROMOS selection committee will be established to ensure the highest possible degree of neutrality in the awarding of PROMOS partial scholarships. This committee will consider the following criteria when deciding on the scholarships:

  •     Qualification and performance of the student
  •     Sensibility of the planned stay in relation to previous studies
  •     Existing language skills
  •     Degree of preparation of the student
  •     Study and research opportunities

Extra-professional qualifications and general personality traits:

  •     Commitment to academic self-administration and higher education policy issues
  •     Ability to communicate and interact beyond the boundaries of your own professional horizon
  •     Social and cultural commitment
  •     Social and cultural interests

  The PROMOS partial scholarship program is aimed at properly enrolled students in bachelor and master programs of all disciplines at Paderborn University. PROMOS scholarship holders must provide appropriate proof of enrollment during the application process as well as for the funding period.

    The amount and composition of the funding depends on the commission decision, the length of stay, and the partial scholarship rate/travel allowance determined by the DAAD for the respective target country. Tuition fees cannot be paid. Funding by PROMOS can begin no earlier than 01.01.2024 (retroactive) and ends no later than 31.12.2024.

    Students who have already been awarded a PROMOS partial scholarship in an earlier stage of their studies (e.g. during their Bachelor's degree) may again be awarded a PROMOS partial scholarship in a later stage of their studies (e.g. during their Master's degree). Several PROMOS partial scholarships can also be combined within a training period, provided that the total amount of these does not exceed the total funding period of 6 months.

    Important: Funding can only be provided for regions for which there is no travel warning from the German Federal Foreign Office. If a travel warning is issued during the stay, the scholarship holders are required to leave the country. Funding will not be continued in these cases.

Students who wish to apply for a PROMOS partial scholarship for their stay abroad must submit their complete application documents to the International Office in due time (see application deadlines).

Submission of application documents

Please submit the complete application documents, observing the deadlines indicated, by one of the following methods:

  •     handing in the original in person at the Service Point of the International Office (currently not possible)
  •     as PDF document by email to: io-promos(at)zv.uni-paderborn(dot)de
  •     in the original by mail: University of Paderborn; Dec. 2.1 International Office; keyword PROMOS; Warburger Str. 100; 33098 Paderborn

Note: The postmark or the date of receipt of the application mail is valid.

Students usually receive a confirmation email from the International Office within one week after submission of the application documents.

The International Office checks the applications for completeness and eligibility and then forwards them to the PROMOS selection committee. After the selection of the scholarship holders by the selection committee, the applicants will receive feedback on their application from the International Office approximately two months after the respective application deadline.

We kindly ask you not to inquire about the processing status of your application.

Documents to be submitted

Important: Call with reservations!

 

  •     PROMOS application form 2024
  •     Declaration of consent Data processing and data transfer PROMOS 2024
  •     Tabular curriculum vitae
  •     Letter of motivation including description of study project (max. 2 DIN-A 4 pages)
  •     Proof of matriculation at the Paderborn University
  •     "Letter of Acceptance" from host university
  •     Confirmation of grades (if a BA degree is available, please also submit a detailed certificate)
  •     Proof of language skills in the language of instruction. (You can provide proof of language proficiency either via a recognised language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, DELE, DELF/DALF, UNIcert®) or the DAAD language certificate, available from the Centre for Language Teaching. Other forms of certificates or attestations (e.g. the Abitur certificate) are not recognised for the application. The DAAD language certificate must not be older than 2 years at the time of application. Please refer to the certificates themselves for the validity of the other certificates. Special regulations can be found explained in the general application documents for a semester abroad. )

Important: Call with reservations!

 

  •     PROMOS application form 2024
  •     Declaration of consent Data processing and data transfer PROMOS 2024
  •     Tabular curriculum vitae
  •     Letter of motivation including description of study project (max. 2 DIN-A 4 pages)
  •     Proof of matriculation at the Paderborn University
  •     "Letter of Acceptance" from host university
  •     Confirmation of grades (if a BA degree is available, please also submit a detailed certificate)
  •     Proof of language skills in the language of instruction. (You can provide proof of language proficiency either via a recognised language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, DELE, DELF/DALF, UNIcert®) or the DAAD language certificate, available from the Centre for Language Teaching. Other forms of certificates or attestations (e.g. the Abitur certificate) are not recognised for the application. The DAAD language certificate must not be older than 2 years at the time of application. Please refer to the certificates themselves for the validity of the other certificates. Special regulations can be found explained in the general application documents for a semester abroad. )

 

If the "Letter of Acceptance" is not yet available at the time of application, it can be submitted subsequently. In this case, please provide other proof that you are registered for a semester abroad at a host university (e.g. confirmation of nomination).


Please check your documents very carefully before submitting them. You are responsible for the completeness of your application documents! Incomplete application documents cannot be considered!

At the end of their stay abroad, all PROMOS scholarship holders must submit the following documents to the International Office:

  •     stamped and signed Confirmation of Study or Confirmation of Traineeship
  •     a progress report

Please note: If the above documents are not submitted, the PROMOS partial scholarship must be refunded!

Application deadlines
For stays during Application period
Summer Semester 2024 December 22nd 2023 - February 2nd 2024
Wi/So 2024/25 April 18th - June 06th 2024
Submission of application documents

Please submit the complete application documents, observing the deadlines indicated, by one of the following methods:

- handing in the original in the International Office 

- by email to: io-promos(at)zv.uni-paderborn(dot)de

- by mail: University of Paderborn; Dec. 2.1 International Office; keyword PROMOS; Warburger Str. 100; 33098 Paderborn

Note: The postmark or the date of receipt is valid.

Stefan Blecke
Room: I4.213
Phone: +49 (5251) 60 4615
E-Mail: io-outgoing
(at)zv.upb.de
Office
hours:

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