International Affairs

Corona Emergency Aid and Graduation Grant of IStO at KIT

Corona Emergency Aid for Subsistence

Some international students of KIT are in a financial emergency due to the pandemic, because, for example, they have lost their part-time job and have not been able to find a new one so far. These students can now apply to the International Students Office of KIT (IStO) for a Corona emergency aid of 500 euros per month. This aid is financed from the internationalization funds of the Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg.

Applications can be submitted for one, two, or a maximum of three month(s). The earliest possible month for payment of the grant is July 2020.

International students of KIT (both regular and temporary students), who do not receive any other emergency funding from a third party in the given funding period are eligible to apply.

Application deadlines: August 1, 2020, September 1, 2020, October 1, 2020, November 1, 2020

The amount of the financial aid will be based on your financial situation during the last three months before the application is submitted and, thus, on proof of financial distress (for example, loss of income from part-time work). Proof of financial difficulties must be provided in the form of up-to-date bank statements. 

There is no entitlement to Corona emergency aid.
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Information regarding your graduation grant application

What Is the Graduation Grant?


The International Students Office (IStO) offers financial aid for graduation from two funding pools: STIBET I Program of the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) and Internationalization Funds Program of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK)
The Graduation Grant is a one-time financial support for a limited time in order to prevent a student from dropping out of his/her current study program due to unforeseeable and temporary financial difficulties.
Temporary and guest students are not eligible to apply for this financial aid.
Current situation July 17, 2020
Due to the corona crisis, we decided to ch ange the deadline for applications. This allows us to react more flexibly to the needs of students in a financial crisis. The deadline expires on the first day of each month until November 1, 2020. Afterwards, the application deadlines will end every six months parallel to the start of the summer and winter terms.
Eligibility Criteria for Receiving DAAD and MWK Graduation Grants
International students who are enrolled at KIT and have registered or are about to register for their graduation thesis are eligible to apply for this financial aid. It must be proven that support from other sources is not available.
The following criteria must be met:
  • The student has performed well in his/her studies (at least 2.5),
  • the student must be in unforeseen, temporary financial distress through no fault of his/her own,
  • the student must be in the last stage of his/her studies. 
The financial aid can be granted only once per student for up to 6 months at the maximum and will at least amount to 250€ per month.
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