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Costs & Funding


The arising costs for the entire study differ depending on the respective second year SPRING partner university. A detailed compilation of costs and expenses can be downloaded here.

First Year: 13,000 Euro
(including living expenses, flight costs, accommodation, insurances etc.)

Second Year: 12,000 to 18,000 Euro
(including living expenses, flight costs, accommodation, insurances etc.).

DAAD Schorlarship

A limited number of scholarships are awarded to prominent/outstanding SPRING candidates from developing countries on a highly competitive basis from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). DAAD Scholarships cover the entire two-year SPRING Programme.

The selection of qualified candidates is jointly taken by SPRING and DAAD and requires the submission of a completely filled-in DAAD application form (available here). 


Because admission to the SPRING Programme does not automatically include an award of a scholarship, we advise applicants to seek for financial support from their own countries or from international donors.

For international applicants: Please find a list of potential donor organisations here.
For German applicants: Please find a list of potential donor organisations here
or search for a scholarship in the DAAD scholarship database here.

Payment of Fees

If you are a "self-financed" participant or receive a scholarship from another funding organization you are requested to

  • transfer the service fee (900,-€) once you have received the invoice from TU Dortmund University;
  • submit a statement of regular income of yourself or a private sponsor together with a declaration that she or he will finance your entire studies (TU Dortmund University as and 2nd year University) or a copy of your scholarship award;
  • transfer the matriculation fee to the TU Dortmund University before semester start and
  • you have to transfer the academic expenses which arise for the selected second year destination to the respective SPRING partner university before the start of the second study year.

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