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HessenFonds Scholarships for Refugees

Scholarships for highly qualified students, doctoral candidates and academics!

The Hessian State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts awards scholarships to especially gifted refugee students, doctoral candidates and academics at universities in the Federal State of Hesse as part of the "HessenFonds" scholarship. The aid is designed to help beneficiaries to continue their degrees or research careers at universities in Hesse. Students should especially be supported in the first study phase.


Scope of the grant:

The HessenFonds scholarships provide the following allowances:

  • Students: € 300/month
  • Doctoral candidates: € 1,200/month
  • Academics: € 2,300/month


The conditions for eligibility can be found here:



Application procedure:
Please send your complete application by email to:
Justus Liebig University Giessen
-International Office-
Goethestrasse 58
35390 Giessen
Deadline: 31 January 2024
JLU will check the eligibility for funding and nominates the applicants at the Hessian State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts.


Application documents for students:

Contact persons: Marina Mohr


Application documents for doctoral candidates:

Contact persons: Dr. Imke Neumann-Fatia


Application documents for academics:

Contact persons: Julia Volz, Dr. Imke Neumann-Fatia, Silvia Boide