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NRWege ins Studium for German courses

Note on NRWege Scholarship - DSH COURSE -

The current application period for the NRWege scholarship refering to the DSH course is open from 01.06 to 24.06.2022 6pm.

! ! ! Currently you can only apply for scholarships for the July courses ! ! !

Please send the following documents for a complete application per mail:

- the completed letter of motivation
- the copy of your refugee certificate/refugee title

Incomplete applications will not be considered! Please use only the provided template for the letter of motivation.

Applications outside the deadlines are considered invalid.

After receipt of the application you will receive an automated confirmation email. This is not yet a commitment for the scholarship!

Admissions and cancellations will be announced by mail on 08.07.2022.

"NRWege ins Studium" - News

Since early 2017, Paderborn University participates at the DAAD program "NRWege ins Studium". On the one hand, NRWege funds the attendance of refugees at the university's preparatory German language courses. On the other hand, NRWege allows a sustainable advisory structure for refugees and the coordination of refugee matters within the university as well as regional networking. NRWege is financed by the The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW).

DSH course for refugees

Requirements for application

You have...

  • a residence document that documents your refugee background
  • the right to live in the city or in the Paderborn district
  • an access authorization to German universities

Your documents will be checked for enrollement requirements under standard procedures. A first verification will be given by the Informationsportal Anabin der Kultusministerkonferenz.

Application

Please submit a completed application form as well as your certified educational documents and their translations into German or English. Your application should also include a copy of your current residence document. Detailled application information is available on our website. You can submit your application personally during our office hours or through the post. Please make sure that your address is up-to-date, as we will contact you through the post.

Please find information about our further projects and activities for refugees!

NRWege scholarships for the DSH course

Important changes since January 2021: Beginning in 2021 the DAAD will finance significantly fewer places in the DSH courses through the NRWege program than before. A majority of the scholarships will instead be awarded to refugee degree-seeking students. When selecting the scholarship holders (both in the DSH courses and in the course of study), among other things also paid attention to who has previously handled the funding responsibly. For further funding of the DSH course fee, an official application for the NRWege scholarship must be submitted for each subsequent quarter that is following. The scholarship is only funding the course fee NOT the semester fee!

In future, the application must contain the following attachment:

  • letter of motivation for the respective quarter (template can be found as a download under "Application")
  • official refugee proof (copy of ID card front and back)


Only after a positive confirmation of your application will you receive the form for the DSH course fee exemption. In the event of a rejection, the course fee must be payed by yourself. However, there is an option to reapply for the next quarter.

Please send the fully filled in letter of motivation to the refugee coordinator via mail. Only documents that are handed in until the official deadline will be accepted.

DSH Scholarship Application deadline Q3.2022 (July - September)

The application period for the scholarships in Q3.2022 is open from 01.06. until 24.06.2022 6pm.

Please do not send applications outside the official deadlines. These will be categorically rejected. A letter of motivation and a valid proof of the refugee status are required for the application. The form for the letter of motivation will be released as a download on the website when the application period is announced.

It is only possible to apply with an official proof of your refugee background. Please do not apply for a scholarship if you have a language visa etc, because the scholarships for international DSH students without a refugee background will be chosen differently.

Please hand in the filled out and signed letter of motivation and the official proof of your refugee background only via mail to the coordinator of refugees.

NRWege ins Studium for degree students

NRWege scholarships for students - News

The application deadline for all scholarships in 2022 is closed.

Beginning for Study Grants: 01.01.2022 (duration of 12 months)
Beginning for Entry-level Scholarships: 01.04.2022 (duration for max. 6 months)
Beginning for Graduation Scholarships: 01.04.2022 (duration for max. 6 months)

Scholarships for students

General Information

From the winter semester 20/21 onwards, degree-seeking students with refugee backgrounds will also be able to apply for scholarships from the DAAD NRWege funding program.

The scholarships are divided into three different funding groups:

  • Entry-level Scholarships (only for students in the 1st semester / 850€ per month)  
  • Study Grants (for students from the 2nd semester to 5th semester / 400€ per month)  
  • Graduation Scholarship (for degree-seeking students in their final semester / 400€ per month)

If the standard period of study is exceeded, a scholarship can still be granted in justified cases.

Application

Interested students should send their complete application by email with all the necessary documents as one single PDF-document to io-nrwege(at)zv.upb(dot)de.

You can also put your application documents in the mailbox on the first floor in the I-department building. Please also label your envelope with the keyword "Application NRWege schorlarship degree students 2022" 

Please note the submission deadlines. The application time for all scholarships in 2022 is closed.
 

Required documents (everybody):  
- short curriculum vitae
- completed letter of motivation (see download template in "download template for application")
- completed information sheet about BAföG (see download template in "download template for application")
- certificate of matriculation
- official proof of refugee background
- BAföG notification / grant notification from another institution

only necessary for Study Grants and Graduation Scholarships:
- copy of your current grades
- copy of BA certificate with final grade (for applicants in Master programs)
- official certificate for recommendation (can be written by a professor, academic teacher, suppervisor of final thesis), date of issue not older than 3 months

only necessary for Entry-level Schorlarships:
- copy of your DSH test result (DSH 2 or 3)
- copy of your BA certificate (if you are in the 1st semester of a Master program)

Conditions for the study scholarships in 2022

From 2022 onwards, certain conditions will be required for receiving the study scholarship.

If the scholarship is accepted, the scholarship holder is required to participate in at least two DAAD study-related courses and four Integra workshops within a period of 12 months. These study-accompanying courses consist of seminars that serve to deepen and support academic work on campus. The seminars are fitted to the needs and wishes of the scholarship holders and are intended to help students with their skills in the scientific field. The Integra workshops also serve as supporting formats to prepare students for the job market, e.g. in the form of application workshops and coaching.

Participation in at least one study-related course and two Integra workshop per semester is obligatory.

In order to give refugee and international students the opportunity to improve their German language skills outside of class and to promote their integration into German society, interested students can register for the Welcome Buddy-Program. There, the so-called buddies (students who have already studied at the university for a few semesters) help with on-campus orientation (rooms, cafeteria, library), with filling out forms or creating a schedule. In addition, there is a variety of inetresting excursions and fun day trips within and around Paderborn. Participation in the buddy program is recommended for scholarship holders.

Contact:

You will receive more detailed information on the individual conditions when you sign your scholarship agreement.

Conditions for the entry scholarships and graduation scholarships in 2022

If the scholarship is accepted, the scholarship holder is required to participate in at least one study-related course and one Integra workshop within a period of 6 months. These study-accompanying courses consist of seminars that serve to deepen and support academic work on campus. The seminars are fitted to the needs and wishes of the scholarship holders and are intended to help students with their skills in the scientific field. The Integra workshops also serve as supporting formats to prepare students for the job market, e.g. in the form of application workshops and coaching.

Participation in at least one study-related course and one Integra workshop within the funding period of 6 months is obligatory.

In order to give refugee and international students the opportunity to improve their German language skills outside of class and to promote their integration into German society, interested students can register for the Welcome Buddy-Program. There, the so-called buddies (students who have already studied at the university for a few semesters) help with on-campus orientation (rooms, cafeteria, library), with filling out forms or creating a schedule. In addition, there is a variety of inetresting excursions and fun day trips within and around Paderborn. Participation in the buddy program is recommended for scholarship holders.

Contact:

You will also receive more detailed information on the individual conditions when you sign the scholarship agreement.

BAföG - important information

If you already receive BAföG, the chances of getting a scholarship will be reduced until your individual situation and background has been verified carefully by the commitee.
If you will be accepted for a scholarship and receive BAföG, your scholarship will drop to 300,00 Euro monthly without reference to which kind of scholarship you applied.

It is absolutely necessary to hand in your current BAföG notification when applying for a NRWege scholarship. If you already applied for BAföG but did not get a response until the deadline of the NRWege scholarship, you need to inform us about the ongoing process in the letter of motivation.

If any changes occur with your BAföG funding please inform us asap.

Deadlines

Deadline for DSH-course scholarships in Q3.2022: 01.06.-24.06.2022 6pm

Deadline for degree scholarships in 2022: closed

Application Scholarship DSH-course

Download documents for the application of the DSH-course July to September 2022

Contact

Hotline and Office hours for consultation

NRWege ins Studium
Frederike Kallmeyer
Phone: 60-2381
Office: I4.110
International Office

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