Scholarships & Awards

KLU supports exceptional BSc & MSc students by offering scholarships.

Scholarships & Awards

KLU supports exceptional BSc & MSc students by offering scholarships.

Merit-based scholarship

KLU offers merit-based scholarships for exceptional applicants for our BSc. and MSc. programs. Successful applicants may receive a partial scholarship of 50% of the tuition fees. As part of the KLU family, scholarship recipients commit to being in the Student Ambassador Program.

Please note that at KLU, internal scholarships are issued for the whole course of studies and need to be settled before the commencement of studies. KLU scholarships cannot be offered to students already in the program.

Candidates for the merit-based scholarship must display outstanding academic excellence and a drive to challenge themselves. Particular attention will be given to top grades in quantitative subjects: mathematics, statistics, or quantitative analysis. Applicants will also be asked to name two academic references (email address or telephone number).

Requirements

  • Completed application for a KLU study program (BSc/MSc; incomplete applications, or applications from international applicants (non-EU) still owing the application fee will not be considered), please see our FAQ for more information.
  • Minimum academic performance of 1.5 overall GPA and 1.5 GPA in quantitative subjects (GPA: German equivalent; if you are unsure how to convert your international grade and are already admitted for a place of study at KLU, you may inquire with us whether you fulfill the GPA criterion).
  • Names and official email addresses or telephone numbers of two professors or teachers to contact.
  • Completed scholarship application form, identifying the scholarship you wish to apply for. 
  • All applicants must include the questionnaire form (max. 500 characters for each question, not including spaces) OR a video (max. 3 minutes) as a response to the application questions. 

Please note: KLU does not condone plagiarism (including ChatGPT). We expect essays to be written in your own words and referenced accordingly when necessary. To ensure authorship, we use plagiarism detection software to check all admission and scholarship papers.

Application deadlines intake 2024

  • Round 1: January 31
  • Round 2: May 31
  • Round 3: July 31

Application questions

Applicants must answer three questions (500 characters for each question) using the form:

  1. Based on your education and achievements so far, what strengths or skills do you believe will contribute to your success in our program? 
  2. Discuss a time when you took the initiative to address a social, community, or global issue that mattered to you. How did you contribute, and what impact did your involvement have on you, the local community, or on a global scale? 
  3. During your time as a KLU student, what is something you are passionate about achieving or working on? How will you as a person add value to the KLU Community? 

Need-based scholarship

KLU offers a limited number of need-based scholarships for applicants for our BSc. and MSc. programs who are qualified to study at KLU but cannot finance the studies themselves. Successful applicants may receive a partial or in outstanding cases a full scholarship. As part of the KLU family, scholarship recipients commit to being in the Student Ambassador Program.

Please note that at KLU, internal scholarships are issued for the whole course of studies and need to be settled before the commencement of studies. KLU scholarships cannot be offered to students already in the program.

Requirements

  • Completed application for a KLU study program (BSc/MSc; incomplete applications will not be considered), please see our FAQ for more information.
  • Minimum academic performance of 2.0 overall GPA (GPA: German equivalent; if you are unsure how to convert your international grade and are already admitted for a place of study at KLU, you may inquire with us whether you fulfill the GPA criterion).
  • Citizenship or Permanent Residency in the European Union. Please include a scan of your identity card or residency card.
  • Completed scholarship application form, identifying the scholarship you wish to apply for.
  • All applicants must include the questionnaire form (max. 500 characters for each question, not including spaces) OR a video (max. 3 minutes) as a response to the application questions.
  • Income statements from parents OR legal guardians OR BAFÖG eligibility (if applicable).

Please note: KLU does not condone plagiarism (including ChatGPT). We expect essays to be written in your own words and referenced accordingly when necessary. To ensure authorship, we use plagiarism detection software to check all admission and scholarship papers.

Application deadlines intake 2024

  • Round 1: January 31
  • Round 2: May 31
  • Round 3: July 31

Application questions

Applicants must answer the following questions as an essay using the form:

  1. Given your personal and academic journey, what strengths or experiences have prepared you to succeed in our program despite any challenges you've faced?
  2. Discuss a time when you took the initiative to address a social, community, or global issue that mattered to you. How did you contribute, and what impact did your involvement have on you, the local community, or on a global scale? 
  3. How would receiving this need-based scholarship impact your academic journey and future goals? How will you as a person add value to the KLU Community? 

UPLOAD SCHOLARSHIP DOCUMENTS

Please follow the instructions below, when uploading your documents:

  • First, save your documents as follows: lastname_firstname_scholarship_application // lastname_firstname_questionnaire // lastname_firstname_video
  • Second, upload the required scholarship documents:
    • Application form
    • Questionnaire or Video

Scholarship applications are only confirmed if you receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email (check junk) then please reach out to admission@klu.org before the application deadline.

**Data Privacy Statement

Data privacy policy

You are free to supply your personal data on a voluntary basis, but to process your request we need at least the fields that are marked as mandatory (*). Your voluntary information makes it easier for us to provide you with individual advice. We will process and use your data for the purpose you expressly indicate or to process your request. Of course we will treat all the information you have entered as confidential. We will not forward your data and information to third parties.

Consent to data use

I consent to Kühne Logistics University - KLU using and saving my personal data for the scholarship-selection process. 

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.

External scholarships

DAAD Scholarship Database

The DAAD's extensive scholarship database for foreign students, graduates, and academics offers you a wide range of tips and information on successfully applying for a scholarship for a degree program or research assignment in Germany. You can filter your search by country of origin, subject, and your current status.

Other scholarship databases

Gifted Education Awards (Begabtenförderwerke)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF; pl. check https://www.bmbf.de/de/die-begabtenfoerderungswerke-884.html) 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 waiver at KLU:

If you are a scholarship holder of one of the 13 institutions for gifted education listed above and fulfill our requirement for KLU merit-based scholarships (minimum academic performance of 2.0 overall GPA), please fill in the KLU award application form and attach an approval letter of the respective institution. Please send the application and the confirmation to admission@klu.org by July 15th, at the latest.

Important: To receive a Gifted Education Award 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). 

For more information about Gifted Education (Begabtenförderwerke) , please visit our Gifted Education page.

Refugee Tuition Fee Waiver

KLU recognizes that it can be difficult for students from refugee communities to access and succeed in higher education. In order to support these learners, KLU offers full tuition waivers for refugee students from Hamburg, who have been admitted to our programs.

Please get in contact with us if you have a recognized refugee status, have a local residence permit for Hamburg, have successfully completed secondary schooling / undergraduate education to a high standard and are not older than 28 years at the beginning of studies.

Contact

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Janina Sommerfeld

Admissions Manager

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Vipasha Tulzapurkar

Admissions Manager

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