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International Research Experience @SRH: Research abroad

Whether it's a master's thesis or a doctorate - at SRH University Heidelberg you can combine your research with international experience and intercultural exchange.

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What is the HAW.International scholarship?

With the project „International Research Experience @SRH“ we are expanding the research capabilities and our international network at SRH University Heidelberg. We combine research with intercultural exchange and support the start of your academic career.

As a master's student or doctoral candidate, you will benefit from extensive scholarship opportunities: You can spend up to six months abroad and do research there.

It's your choice - Types of scholarships

There are two types of scholarships:

  1. Scholarships for master´s students, who would like to write their thesis abroad or do a research internship (duration of stay: max. 6 months)
  2. Scholarships for doctoral candidates, who would like to undertake a research stay abroad (duration of stay: max. 6 months)

You are studying at SRH University Heidelberg in a Master's full-time program or as a doctoral candidate and meet the requirements listed below? Then we are looking forward to your application!

Go to online application:

Good to know: FAQ

Requirements, Application, Dates and more

  • Enrolment at SRH University Heidelberg in a Master´s program (preference given to architecture, water technology, therapeutic sciences, psychology/neuroscience study programs, but other subjects are also possible)
  • OR: Enrolment as a doctoral candidate
  • Aim to complete the master's degree/doctorate after the stay abroad at HSHD
  • Good command of English (at least B2-level, certificate)
  • Applicants may not receive any other funding/scholarship at the same time

Decisive criteria for the awarding of scholarships are:

  • Personal motivation of the applicants and added value for their own research project
  • Interest in intercultural exchange
  • Very good academic performance
  • Social commitment within/outside the university

Applications are possible via the online portal. The selection committee will decide on the applications within six weeks after the application deadlines.

  • Complete the online questionnaire in the application portal
  • Upload the following documents to the application portal:
    • Curriculum vitae (tabular)
    • Personal letter of motivation (describe your motivation for the scholarship abroad, your interest in intercultural exchange and the added value that the stay abroad would offer for your master’s thesis/doctorate)
    • Describe your research project (master´s students: max. 1 DIN A4 page; doctoral candidates: max. 3 DIN A4 pages)
    • Transcript of records
    • Invitation letter from the university where you would like to spend your stay abroad
    • Language certificate at least B2-level (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, PTE Academic or comparable official certificate OR an English Medium Instruction-certificate)
  • Within six weeks after the end of the application periods, the selection committee decides on the scholarship award and notifies all applicants.

We offer three application periods per year:

  • February 1 to March 1
  • June 1 to July 1
  • October 1 to November 1


This project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Our scholarship holders in focus

Studentin Pooja bei Abschlussfeier
“Beyond the stress of crafting the perfect project, the thesis abroad offers a gateway to lifelong connections, learning, and exploration.”
Pooja’s Report: Writing the master’s thesis at University of Minho in Portugal
Pooja’s Report
Student Prajal Kunder steht vor der Volvo Group in Gothenburg, Schweden und lächelt
Thanks to the HAW International scholarship, I don’t have to worry too much about relocation, travelling and daily expenses while focusing on the research and exploring the city in my free time.