Research stays abroad of at least one month to work on a thesis or a term paper (project work) can be supported by the DAAD funding program PROMOS in the form of travel-cost contributions and/or a monthly scholarship.
Theses which are not being completed at either a university or a company can be supported in exceptional cases when the corresponding specialist area provides unlimited support for the work and the student submits a detailed time schedule which can also serve subsequently for successful monitoring purposes.
First, the International Office accepts the applications and assesses the applicants' formal eligibility for funding. Afterwards, the IPU's Commission of International Affairs distributes the scholarships primaily on the basis of GPA and motivation.
The application deadline is always on 30 November for the first half of the following year (funding period starts between 01.01. and 30.06) and on 30 April for the second half (funding period starts between 01.07 and 31.12.).