Financial Aid

This is how to finance your studies at the IUBH

We would like everyone who is interested in our study programmes to be able to study at our university. Together with selected partners whom we cooperate with we therefore support our students. We have jointly devised funding possibilities which enable a rewarding and lasting investment in one’s own education and future.

Financial support for students during the Corona Crisis

Students who lack financial income due to the Corona crisis have various possibilities to get support.
You can read more about this here (PDF, only in German).

KfW Study Loans
The KfW Study Loan is a developmental loan, which provides up to €650 per month - regardless of your or your parents income. German students can apply for the KfW Student Loan from 08.05.2020, students from abroad with a German registration address can apply from 01.06.2020. Students receive the KfW Study Loan temporarily at a 0% interest rate. The new interest rate applies to all disbursements from the loan until 31.03.2021.
More Information (only in German)

Emergency aid fund of the BMBF via student services (Studentenwerk)
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has made €100 million available to the Studenten- and Studierendenwerke organised in the German Student Services (Deutsches Studentenwerk - DSW) for an emergency fund, which is set up as a non-repayable grant for students in particularly acute emergencies.
More Information (only in German)

IUBH Education Fund

Study first, pay later. The Income Share Agreement (ISA) is an innovative model to fund your studies. Based on it, anyone interested can study without tuition fees at the IUBH.

How it works:

Students who take part in the IUBH Education Fund do not or only partially pay tuition fees during their study programme at the IUBH. The tuition fees are only repaid depending on the income after the degree has been completed and once a certain minimum income has been attained.

Application requirements:

  • Permanent work and residence permit within the EU (German language skills desirable)
  • Passed Assessment Day of the IUBH with at least 70%
  • Good school performance
  • Proof of a study place offer of the IUBH

Students already enrolled in higher semesters can also finance their remaining semesters through the IUBH Education Fund.

More about the IUBH Educational Fund


Being a state-recognised university, IUBH students are eligible to apply for a partly repayable student BAföG grant (German law for educational support). BAföG can provide additional support for the coverage of living costs.

International students can apply for a BAföG student grant only under certain conditions. As a general rule, prerequisites are an intention to stay in Germany and social integration. Generally, Non-EU students are often not eligible as the law is very restrictive.

International students need to fulfill at least one of the following criteria in order to be eligible for BAföG:

  • One of your parents has German citizenship
  • You have or have had a German spouse
  • You are a legitimate asylum seeker, stateless or a refugee
  • One of your parents was legally employed in Germany for three years within six years before the beginning of studies, or he/she was legally employed in Germany for five years before the beginning of studies

You can find details on BAföG at, via the free information helpline 0800 - 22 36 341 or at the responsible Agency for Educational Assistance Bonn.

Study Loans

Study loans are a very good option for funding one’s own vocational training or study programmes. The loans are only granted for training and study purposes and are specially tailored to the needs and circumstances of students.

KfW Study Loan

The KfW study loan supports students during their studies with 100 to 600 euros per month.

You can apply for the loan directly on the KfW website:

Ließem Stiftung

The IUBH has been cooperating with the Ließem Foundation since September 2007. In an ongoing process the latter awards up to five scholarships to students from the university.

The following criteria are decisive during the application process:

  • the applicants are residents of the Greater Bonn area
  • the applicants distinguish themselves based on their character, their desire to learn, their perseverance and their determination
  • the maximum limit as determined in Section 53 of the Fiscal Code applies to the income level and financial circumstances of the supported student
  • the application requires that the necessary documents (salary statements, pension statements, unemployment pay or social welfare statements, etc.) are presented

Applications for the Ließem Foundation scholarship are directly submitted to the university.

We are happy to advise you

We would like everyone who is interested in our study programmes to be able to study at our university. Should you still be uncertain as to how to finance your studies, please consult us. Our study guidance will advise you individually and show you various funding options which will fit your personal situation.

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