Corona Emergency Aid
Information regarding your graduation grant application
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.
Application deadlines (2023): February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1, September 1 and October 15
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 should work a part-time job or explain why this is not possible,
the student must be in the last stage of his/her studies.
You can find information about other scholarships on the Career Service website:
- Stipendien und Stiftungen
- Jobportal (there you can also find postings of student jobs)
Financial aid for students in financial distress
- Studierendenwerk: Solidarity fund, Federal interim financial aid for students
- Religious organisations: Katholische Hochschulgemeinde, Evangelische Studierendengemeinde