PROMOS Scholarship

Information about PROMOS

The following projects receive support through the DAAD PROMOS Scholarship Program at the TU Darmstadt:

  1. One-semester study-abroad programmes (not longer and not shorter!) at partner universities outside of Europe (+ Russia).
  2. The production of a capstone project (Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis) at partner universities outside of Europe (+ Russia).

The PROMOS scholarships are awarded by the TU Darmstadt through a merit-based application process.

PROMOS Online Application

Apply now: PROMOS Online Application

The online application for applications in the second half of 2022 will be open from April 15 to May 15. You can prepare all other applications documents and upload them in the online application.

  • You are matriculated at the TU Darmstadt with the aim of obtaining a degree.
  • You will have successfully completed two semesters by the time your study abroad program begins, i.e. your study abroad semester is at least your third semester.
  • You are sufficiently fluent in the partner university’s language of instruction (at least B2).
  • You are nominated for a study abroad placement at a non-European (+ Russian) partner university for a one-semester academic programme (maximum of 6 months, and with full-time student status).
  • You have been accepted for the completion of a capstone/thesis project (Bachelor’s or Master’s) at a non-European (+ Russian) partner university.
  • You have not yet exhausted the maximum PROMOS funding period of 6 months in the study phase of your stay abroad (Bachelor / Master) through previous stays.

A monthly partial scholarship according to the DAAD’s state-specific rates. (opens in new tab) The duration of the aid can range from 1-6 months, depending on the capacity of the DAAD in that fiscal year.

October 15th – November 15th (for stays between January and June of the following year)

April 15th – May 15th (for stays between July and December of the same year)

The following documents must be submitted with the online application (scanned PDFs; scores and certificates signed and stamped):

  • Cover letter (opens in new tab)
  • CV
  • Test scores and transcripts (Printout from Registrar’s Office with signature and stamp, Master’s students can instead submit records from their Bachelor’s programs)
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor (opens in new tab) (The recommendation must be no more than one year old and written and signed by a professor at a German university. At the professor’s request, the recommendation may be submitted directly to the PROMOS office from the university department.)
  • Only for capstone projects/theses: Consent of the adviser and a one-page synopsis
  • Proof of sufficient fluency in the language of instruction through one of the following qualifications (no older than 18 months from the beginning of the stay):
    • Kleiner DAAD Sprachtest (opens in new tab) (This test can be taken for 20 Euros in the Sprachenzentrum at the TU Darmstadt for any of the languages taught there. You must pass Level B2.)
    • TOEFL (minimum iBT 80) or IELTS (minimum 6.5) (for English)
    • UNIcert II (for English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish)
    • Other proofs (high school diploma, language course certificates, etc.) are not accepted.
  • The Confirmation of Stay (opens in new tab)must be signed by the host university and submitted by you within the first 7 days of your start date and your end date.
  • At the end of your stay, the transcript of records from the host university must be submitted as confirmation.
  • In addition, after the end of your stay, a progress report or a summary of your thesis must be uploaded via the MoveOn portal.
  • Checklist (opens in new tab)
  • Please inform us in time by e-mail if your data have changed or if you do not start your stay abroad. Especially your address and e-mail address must be correct and always up to date.

The number of financially supported students depends on the total funding amount, provided by the DAAD to TU Darmstadt. The following criteria determine the internal selection: Formal criteria (timely and complete submission of the documents), academic performance, language proficiency and the content of your application.

A poor valuation in just one area (e.g. academic performance) can be compensated through good valuations in other areas.

The language certificate cannot be submitted later. Applications must have a minimum level (B2), which represents the minimum required levels of language proficiency.

Yes, as long as it arrives here within the first week of the deadline. If this is the case, please ask the professor to send the recommendation through the mail or via email directly to: Unit for International Relations and Mobility, .

The amount of aid is established differently by DAAD offices state by state (see link on homepage), but it will be around 350 – 550 Euros per month.

No, that is not possible.

No, we only support stays that last a maximum of one semester (six months or less). If you plan to stay longer, please find out about other funding opportunities.