Merit-Based Scholarships

KLU supports exceptional BSc & MSc students by offering scholarships.

KLU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships for exceptional applicants for our BSc and MSc programs. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship for the tuition fees for their entire program of 50-100%.

Please note that at KLU, financing issues for the whole course of studies need to be settled before commencement of studies. KLU’s budgeting support for tuition goes by the annual intake and offers no scheme for students already on the program.

KLU merit-based scholarships 2020

Information about KLU merit-based scholarships 2020 will be given here in autumn/winter 2019.

Gifted Education Scholarships

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF; pl. check supports 13 institutions for gifted education that give scholarships to young people whose talent and personality indicate that they will be outstanding at university and in their professions, and take on social responsibility as well.

Scholarship holders of one of the institutions for gifted education supported by the BMBF can apply for a full tuition fee scholarship at KLU:

If you are a scholarship holder of one of the 13 institutions for gifted education listed above, please fill in the KLU scholarship application form and attach an approval letter of the respective institution. Please send the application and the confirmation to

Important: To receive a Gifted Education Scholarship you need to be an approved scholarship recipient of one of the institutions above before your start your studies at KLU (i.e. before September 01st). 

Sport Scholarship

KLU is an official partner university of high performance sport represented by the Olympiastützpunkt Hamburg/Schleswig Holstein (Olympic base) and the Allgemeiner Deutscher Hochschulsport Verband (German University Sports Federation).
In the context of this cooperation, KLU has implemented a scholarship program for German national team athletes, as well as a discount program for Bundesliga athletes (or an equivalent) in various sports. Find out more under KLU Sports.

Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship)

The aim of the Deutschlandstipendium is to support excellent students in Germany, regardless of the field of study or personal background. The scholarship support is 300 Euro per month – with no strings attached, i.e., students can use this money to fund any part of their daily life (such as housing, travelling etc.).

A specific requirement of the program is that 50% of the scholarship must be financed by a private sponsor. We are very grateful that Kinaxis, the Canadian supply chain planning solutions provider, has agreed to act as this year’s sponsor for the Deutschlandstipendium at KLU. 

Each year, KLU students receive the Call for Applications by the Dean of Programs with all relevant details: Who can apply? How do I apply? What are the selection criteria? When is the submission deadline for applications?

For information on external scholarships, or other financing options, please visit our page Tuition & Financing.