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 first half of 2022 will be open from October 15 to November 15. You can prepare all other applications documents and upload them in the online application. The information event will be held digitally on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6pm. Registration by e-mail to

  • 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 have never been financially supported as part of the PROMOS program during your bachelor or master.
  • 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.

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 July 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)

Please send us an email as soon as possible if your personal information changes or if you are no longer able to study abroad. Particularly, your mailing address and email address must always be correct and up to date.

Confirmation of Stay (opens in new tab) (must be submitted after your stay with your transcripts from the host school as confirmation).

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 proof of language fluency can be submitted up until your departure. In that case the grading of the application will only be as high as B2, which represents the minimum required levels of language proficiency.

Yes, as long as it arrives here within a few days 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.

Yes, partially. More exact information can be found on the Promos Information Sheet (opens in new tab) under VI. Rules about Combinations and Deductions.