Invest in your future
Studying at a private university offers many advantages and is a worthwhile investment in your future. Find relevant information on how to finance your studies at SRH Campus Hamburg here.
How much money will you need each month?
Our partner DeineStudienfinanzierung.de will help you calculate your monthly financial needs. Find out which financing options are available to you along with the actual amount you're eligible for. If you have any questions, a personal finance expert is always available and will guide you through the process until the money is in your account.
Your funding options
Education funds, student loans, BAföG or scholarships – there are many ways to finance your studies. We have compiled the most relevant information to help you choose the right financing option for you. Additionally, you can also contact our student advisory services for details on financial support.
What is BAföG and how do you receive it?
BAföG (Berufsausbildungsförderungsgesetz, Federal Training Assistance Act) is a type of government funding for students. Students receive half of their funding as a state grant and the other half as an interest-free government loan that must be repaid with favourable conditions after graduation. As a state-accredited university, the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences meets the requirements of BAföG. Eligibility for BAföG is assessed individually at the time of application and is based upon the income and assets of the student and their parents. BAföG is usually paid for the entire standard duration of studies.
Detailed information about BAföG is provided on the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. To determine if you are eligible for BAföG, you can use the BAföG calculator.
You can apply for funding at the BAföG office of the Studierendenwerk Berlin:
- Office for the Promotion of Education (BAföG)
- Behrenstr. 40/41 10117 Berlin
- Tel.: +49 30 93939-70
Child benefit (Kindergeld) is one of the most important state benefits for families with children and is not counted towards BAföG. The parents apply for child benefit at the family benefits office (Familienkasse) when the child is born. It is paid without further conditions until the child reaches the age of majority. From the age of 18, child benefits are only granted to those who continue their education and take up training or studies. In this case, child benefit continues to be provided until 25 years of age. The Federal Employment Agency offers further information on this topic.
SRH Campus Hamburg Scholarships for non-EU students
We do our best to support applicants in finding the right programme, one that best fits their personal and professional goals. We are also committed to bringing our contribution to cultivating a diverse culture, thus paving the way for a successful career for talented, confident young people who will make a difference across a variety of industries. With this in mind, we offer partial scholarships to financially support first year students of SRH Campus Hamburg Bachelor and Master’s programmes.
Requirements & further information:
- Acceptance letter from SRH Campus Hamburg
- Outstanding motivation
- Something that sets you apart: previous academic performance and/or artistic portfolio where applicable or social and entrepreneurial work samples - depending on the funding and study programme you wish to take
- Scholarships cover up to 50% of your first year tuition fees
- Scholarship deadline: 2 weeks upon reception of the invitation to apply. Scholarships are granted on an ongoing basis, so make sure to apply as soon as you have received your SRH Campus Hamburg study contract
Apply for one of our study programmes and get the opportunity to be offered an SRH scholarship. If you meet the scholarship criteria, our team will get in touch with you once you have submitted your application.
We are looking for high-performing students with good grades. Did you have above average grades in your previous school or university degree? Apply for your favourite SRH Campus Hamburg management programme and get the opportunity to receive a scholarship of up to 50% on your first-year tuition fees.
Students applying for the performance scholarship should fulfil the following requirements: proof of outstanding school or academic performance and an academic IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 + letter of motivation or portfolio presentation to introduce yourself and your outstanding skills. Please do not forget to include a copy of the confirmed study offer that your SRH study advisor sent you via email.
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a great business idea? Tell us about your concept and show us your personality! Apply for your favourite SRH Campus Hamburg management programme and get the chance to receive a scholarship of up to 50% on your first-year tuition fees.
Students applying for the entrepreneurship scholarship should fulfil the following requirements: proof of good school or academic performance and an academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 + a short conceptual presentation (5 slides) to introduce yourself and your entrepreneurial ideas. Please do not forget to include a copy of the confirmed study offer that your SRH study advisor sent you via email.
WOMEN FOR LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Do you have what it takes to become a great leader? Get the support to achieve your goals! Apply for your favourite SRH Campus Hamburg management programme and get the opportunity to receive a scholarship of up to 50% on your first-year tuition fees.
Students applying for the women for leadership scholarship should fulfil the following requirements: proof of good school or academic performance and an academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 + letter of motivation to introduce yourself and the type of leader you dream to be. Please do not forget to include a copy of the confirmed study offer that your SRH study advisor sent you via email.
WOMEN IN TECH
We believe that more women should be encouraged to take up STEM programmes and tech positions. Apply for your favourite SRH Campus Hamburg technology programme and get the chance to receive a scholarship of up to 50% on your first-year tuition fees.
Students applying for the women in tech scholarship should fulfil the following requirements: proof of good academic performance and an academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 + letter of motivation to introduce yourself and your goals in the tech industry. Please do not forget to include a copy of the confirmed study offer that your SRH study advisor sent you via email.
FUTURE OF TECH
We are looking for new tech talent! Apply for your favourite SRH Campus Hamburg technology programme, win us over with your skills and projects and get the opportunity to receive a scholarship that covers up to 50% of your first-year tuition fees.
Students applying for the future of tech scholarship should fulfil the following requirements: proof of good academic performance and an academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 + letter of motivation and a presentation (max. 5 slides) of your Future of Tech project. Please do not forget to include a copy of the confirmed study offer that your SRH study advisor sent you via email.
A variety of scholarships are available in Germany. In addition to traditional criteria such as performance or commitment, many other factors contribute to selection. The following websites offer more information on scholarship programmes:
Deutsche Bildung Student Funding
Deutsche Bildung AG has been supporting students in Germany and abroad since 2006. The study fund is an alternative or supplement to BAföG or student loans. The Deutsche Bildung Student Funding guarantees an income-linked repayment and works according to the solidarity principle. You can apply for funding if you plan to take up postgraduate studies. Acceptance merely depends on your motivation to study.
More information is available on the website of Deutsche Bildung AG
Education Fund from Brain Capital
Study first, pay later.
Brain Capital was founded in 2005 at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Today, Brain Capital is one of the largest providers of education funds. Repayments to the fund by alumni enable the next generation of students to complete their studies thanks to a “Reverse Generation Contract (UGV)”. Here's how it works:
- The subsidy applies to the repayment of tuition fees and is independent of your parents’ income. Financial securities or guarantees are not required.
- The repayment options to fund are flexible. Payments begin once you have started your career and your income has reached the minimum threshold. Repayments are compatible with career breaks, financing shortfalls or starting a family.
- Brain Capital supports students with career coaching during and after their studies.
- Apply for the education fund with curriculum vitae, high school diploma & Bachelor’s degree certificate, other credentials of university or professional achievements as well as the university’s confirmation of your study place.
IMPORTANT: Brain Capital only supports students who hold a general or subject-restricted higher education entrance qualification (with suitable grade average – please inquire at Brain Capital). For postgraduate studies, a Bachelor’s degree is required.
You can find more information on the website of the education fund.
KfW student loan
The KfW Student Loan offers financial support for first- or second-degree studies with a minimum of 100 and a maximum of 650 euros per month, regardless of income or assets. In addition, semesters abroad are eligible for funding (if enrolment continues at a state-accredited university located within Germany).
More information on the KfW Student loan: KfW-Studienkredit
The Federal Government student loan
In contrast to state funding like BAföG, this student loan is granted regardless of your own or your parents' income and assets. This loan, which you can apply for online at the BVA, has a time-limitation and especially low interest rates. Internships and semesters abroad are also eligible for funding.
More information: Bildungskreditprogramm der Bundesregierung
If you are in possession of a valid German residence permit for study purposes you are allowed to work for up to 120 full days (full day = 8 hours per day) or 240 half days (half day = 4 hours) during the calendar year. However, freelance work is not permitted.
Internships that are mandatory for the successful completion of your studies do not count towards the above named 120 full days. Employment that is considered “student part-time work” (studentische Nebentätigkeit) (e.g. student worker in a university or university-related organisation, Werkstudent activites in companies that are related to your studies) can be done without any time restriction. For detailed information, please refer to the website of the Foreigners' Registration Office.
If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen you have almost the same rights as a German citizen. You are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the semester.
Student jobs can be found here:
- At our university as a working student or student assistant (website in German only): SRH Karriereportal
Our SRH Career Portal for students: JobTeaser