Students and young academics (with appropriate citizenship) from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine with intermediate German knowledge (at least B1-level) are eligible to apply for the summer school grants for German language in Bavaria. The scholarships for courses in Bavaria include the course fee, accommodation and a food allowance at a Bavarian University.
As an applicant for a summer school scholarship by the Free State of Bavaria you need to
hold the citizenship of one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
be enrolled as a student or employed as an academic at an institute of higher education in one of the nine eligible countries at the time of the scholarship application. [The country limitation regarding the location of the institute of higher education does not apply to applicants with Ukrainian citizenship.]
provide grades of at least two semesters from an institute of higher education.
be able to prove German language skills of at least B1-level.
be of legal age at the time of the application.
Please note: Applicants who have already received funding in this program are excluded from being funded again (this does not apply to scholarship holders from online courses).
List of documents needed in the application by 21st of March 2023 :
Please fill out our online form via StipSys here and upload the following documents online in PDF format (max 5 MB per file) at the end of the form:
letter of motivation concerning your participation in a German language course in Bavaria (1-2 pages, in German or English)
a tabular CV in German or English
proof of all previous exams and grades (i.e. an overview of your grades, e.g. transcript) including a short explanation of the grading system
proof that you are currently enrolled I employed at an institute of higher education in your home country (i.e. copy of current transcript or student ID/ copy of your working contract)
a photocopy of your passport (for non-EU countries) or ID-card
proof of German proficiency of at least B1-level (any certificate/ letter proving your achieved level of German proficiency)
Optional: proof of internships, additional qualifications and / or voluntary experiences (These documents are not obligatory, but it would be good to include them if you have such an experience.)
You do not need to have documents translated or certified legally.
Instructions for completing the online form
First of all, you will be asked questions about your CV and certificates: Please note that a good application takes time, so please take the necessary time and peace that is required to complete your application. If you have the relevant documents at hand when filling in the form, it should take you about 20-30min (working steadily through it) to complete it. Important: If the form is inactive for too long, the session is automatically terminated. In addition, it is not possible to save the form temporarily. We therefore recommend preparing all documents BEFORE filling the form in and updating the form window in your browser (e.g. F5 key in Windows). Please process the form quickly afterwards and do not leave it open for a longer period.
All needed documents must be uploaded at the end of the form: Only files in PDF format with a maximum of 5 MB per file are permitted. Please note that in case of the defined upload-categories (e.g. letter of motivation, grade overview) only one file can be uploaded per category. This means e.g. that different documents must be merged into one PDF-file. At the end, however, you can also upload additional documents as separate files under “further attachments”.
Afterwards please click on “Continue to privacy” and accept it.
It is necessary to register at StipSys to finally submit your application: Please enter your name, your country and your e-mail address and assign a password. If you have already previously applied via StipSys (also to other funding organizations), please make sure that you have your password ready. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it here.
After submitting your application, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your application has been received and an e-mail to activate your e-mail address. Please click on the activation link so that your application can be processed.
Who can apply?
Students of legal age and young academics with the nationality of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
Applicants must be enrolled or employed at an institute of higher education of these nine countries at the time of application. In addition, applicants are required to have at least completed two entire semesters at an institute of higher education and provide corresponding grades.
Knowledge of German (at least B1 level) is required.
Can I apply, if I study in one of the 9 countries, but I have another citizenship?
No. You must possess the citizenship of one of the 9 countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine).
Can I apply, if I have the citizenship of one of the 9 countries, but I don’t study in this country?
No. You must be enrolled or employed at an institute of higher education of one of the nine countries at the time of application. Exceptions are possible for applicants with the Ukrainian citizenship who are studying or working at an institute of higher education in other countries.
Can I apply, if I have already participated in a funded language course and/or study visit in a German-speaking area?
If you have already participated in a funded German language course (e.g. via the DAAD) in a German speaking country and/or studied in a German-speaking country for a longer period (e.g. one semester) you can apply for a BAYHOST-scholarship, but we will treat your application with lower priority. The primary aim of the scholarship program is to support applicants who haven’t had the chance to take part in a funded course or study sojourn so far.
Applicants who have already received funding in this program are excluded from being funded again (this does not apply to scholarship holders from online courses).
Do I really have to provide evidence of the completed B1-level?
Yes, this is the minimum application requirement. The B1-level must be completed by the time of application. Please submit a proof of your language skills.
Which grading system should I indicate in the online-application form?
You don’t have to convert your grades into the German system. Just insert your grades according to the system of your home country.
How many scholarships are available?
The Free State of Bavaria will sponsor 42 scholarships in the funding year 2023. Please note that we usually receive a high number of applications and the competition is quite high. An application does not auto matically mean that you also obtain a scholarship, but your application takes part in the selection process (please see question 20 regarding the selection criteria). We recommend preparing your documents very well (i.e. letter of motivation, CV etc.).
What costs are covered by the scholarship?
The scholarship for courses in Bavaria covers the costs of the course, accommodation and includes an allowance for food. In 2023 the food allowance is expected to be 16€ per day for all summer courses.
Travel costs, insurance and visa costs will not be reimbursed! Costs for excursions will only be covered if they were already included in the course fee.
Please note that some courses require an accommodation deposit which is not covered by the scholarship. Therefore, you should plan to take some own financial means with you. The deposit will be paid back on your departure if there are no complaints (i.e. damages) at the accommodation.
Important information regarding the application:
- Application deadline:21st of March 2023 (online applications only).
- Please note our important information regarding the application process, the required documents and FAQs: download
- The online application form is available HERE.
Complete application documents must be submitted to BAYHOST by the deadline using the online form. This is a cut-off period. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.