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Financial Aid

Public Funding


Application for benefits under the Federal Educational Assistance Act (BAföG) can be requested through Cologne Student Services at the Federal Office of Administration upon proof that conditions are met for individual support. For more information, visit the website for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


Public Scholarships provide a customized solution for financing studies. Scholarships are offered by numerous state-funded and private institutions.

A wide range of scholarships can also be found at the following Internet address:

Non-EU Students Scholarship

All highly motivated non-EU applicants are given the opportunity to receive a scholarship, if they fulfill certain requirements. More detailed information on the selection process can be found at Non-EU Student Scholarship.

EU Students Scholarship

This scholarship is designed exclusively for new international students (Bachelor, Master and MBA) who intend to study at CBS International Business School. Each year, CBS awards scholarships in order to reduce the tuition fees for talented foreign students. Qualified students will receive up to 50% scholarship off the total tuition fee. More detailed information on the application process and requirements can be found at EU Student Scholarship.

Student Loans and Education Funds

Loans for living expenses and tuition fees are awarded exclusively for educational training and study purposes and are specially designed to meet the needs and circumstances of students. What’s unique as opposed to a normal loan is the monthly annuity rather than a lump-sum payment. For a larger selection of student loans and education funds, please contact our study advisors.

Financing Semesters Abroad

BAföG Abroad

Federal Education Assistance (BaföG) for studies / internships abroad is usually possible after a year of study. Even though you might not have been entitled to claim BaföG domestically, you should check eligibility for your semester abroad. Information on BAföG can be found in our brochure on financing. You can also find more information on the Internet at

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships

For information about the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst), please consult our brochure on financing or visit the the DAAD website.

ERASMUS Scholarships

ERASMUS is a European exchange programmefor students; the scholarships are awarded directly by CBS. For information, see our brochure on financing, or visit the European Commission website.

Additional Information

Tax Deductibility

All costs associated with studies are generally tax deductible. For detailed information, please contact a tax advisor or one of our financial advisors. Student Jobs With part-time work and small jobs several students help finance their studies and supplement their living expenses. Student jobs may also provide advantages when entering their career after graduating. However, one should bear in mind the impact of such earnings on other financial sources of income. If the monthly income is above 450 €, student loans like BaföG will be reduced.

Working at CBS

CBS provides employment to its students in various fields, whether in teaching as a student assistant or in different departments of the administration. In addition, CBS’s Career Services posts offers for current vacancies to CBS students on a job board.

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