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Application Requirements


Application Requirements

Applications are open to highly qualified degree-seeking students of the University of Freiburg who wish to complete one or two semesters at a partner university abroad (please note: ERASMUS and institution's exchanges as well as doctoral students and so-called free movers who study at a university abroad outside of an exchange agreement are excluded from this funding).

The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM is linked to an exchange place, i.e. only those who will be studying abroad within the framework of a university partnership (allocation of these places via the International Office) or a departmental partnership (allocation via the respective faculty/department) can apply.

In the selection process, emphasis is placed on above-average academic performance in your field of study as well as extraordinary extracurricular commitment and very good language skills in the language of instruction.

The call for applications for students from international partner universities who wish to study at the University of Freiburg is made separately.

Application Deadlines

Please refer to the call for applications for the current application deadlines.
These deadlines are cut-off dates. Applications that are not complete (i.e. completed and sent online application and submission of paper application) by this date cannot be included in the further selection process.

Corona Pandemic

Impacts of the corona pandemic: Scholarship holders can only be funded if they study online or in presence in the host country. The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung currently advises against traveling to the risk areas designated by the RKI as a matter of principle. If you study online at the partner university from Germany, you cannot be funded. If you are awarded a scholarship, but are unable to travel, please inform us immediately and withdraw from the scholarship. Please inform yourself about possible entry restrictions and quarantine regulations at the appropriate authorities, embassies or consulates of your host country before starting your trip. Travelers should also consult the travel and security advice of the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).

Application Procedure and Documents

The application must be submitted both online and in paper format.

Step 1: Unfortunately, group advising sessions cannot be offered at this time due to the corona pandemic. Please feel free to contact Ms. Obert ( with any questions. In addition, please inform yourself carefully here, read all information carefully, especially the FAQs, and only then apply and as described there!

Step 2: Online application:

If you have previously applied for a Baden-Württemberg scholarship, please contact Ms. Obert first and let her know that you would like to reapply. You should not apply again with a new online profile, your online profile must first be activated for the reapplication then.

The following documents must be uploaded when applying online on BWS-World:

  • Letter of motivation (max. 2.5 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (tabular, max. 2 pages)
  • Current transcript(s) of records for all subjects that you study

(Electronic transcripts of records do not necessarily have to be certified. Master students should submit their bachelor's degree with the average grade or their bachelor transcript(s) in addition to the current master transcript(s), and medical or pharmaceutical students should submit the ‘1. Abschnitt der medizinischen/pharmazeutischen Prüfung’ with GPA and, if available, additionally the transcript for the second section of the Pharmaceutical or Medical Examination with average grade).

  • Language test (Must not be older than two years at the time of submission! For details which tests can be accepted, please see our FAQs).

Here you can find the link to the online application:

Online application

Step 3: After completing the online application, you must also send the following documents by mail to the following address: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, International Office im Service Center Studium, Susanne Obert, Sedanstr. 6, 79098 Freiburg.

The following documents must be submitted in paper format:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Nomination as exchange student from the responsible coordinator at the University of Freiburg (printout of the confirmation email or copy of the respective letter is sufficient; not the declaration of acceptance from you)
  • Information regarding the duration of the semester abroad (information by the guest university`s International Office as an email printout or a printout of the university`s website stating the beginning of the orientation week or lectures and the date when examinations end; if no other information is available, the information of
    the previous year is sufficient)
  • Letter of motivation in duplicate (max. 2.5 pages, details see FAQs)
  • Curriculum vitae in duplicate (tabular, max. 2 pages, details see FAQs)
  • Current transcript of records for all subjects that you study (Details see explanation in step 2)
  • Language test (Must not be older than two years at the time of submission! For details which tests can be accepted, please see our FAQs).
  • Letter of recommendation issued by a professor or a teacher with a PhD (letters of recommendation that you handed in for your application as an exchange student in the International Office can be forwarded to us by our colleagues; please enclose a note in the paper application in the place of the letter of recommendation with the request to
    get it from our colleagues and do not ask the respective persons in the IO, as we will request them all at once)
  • Certificate(s) of matriculation (called ‘Studienbescheinigung’, not ‘Immatrikulationsbescheinigung’!; for the semester at the time of application as well as for the semesters during the stay abroad, indicating the subjects, the number of university semesters and the number of subject semesters. Study certificates for semesters that are not yet available can be submitted by email as soon as they become available).

All documents may be submitted single-sided, but are welcome to be printed on both sides for the sake of the environment.

Please note:

  • Please enter the date of the start of the lecture period at the partner university as the start date (if there are welcome days, you are welcome to enter from this date) and the end of the examination period as the end date. You can find the respective semester dates on the homepage of the respective university or by asking the International Office there. If you arrive earlier or stay longer, this does not count towards the scholarship period.
  • Please note that the application documents will not be returned after the end of the application process, so please do not submit any originals!
  • Please do not submit the paper application until you have completed the online application.
  • The documents uploaded online and those submitted in paper version must be completely identical. Divergence in documentation may result in a formal rejection.
  • Current transcript(s) for all subjects that you study (details see explanation in step 2)