There are a multitude of public and private scholarships for financing studies in Germany. They differ regarding scope of benefits, selection criteria and fields of application. When awarding scholarships, voluntary work and social engagement and above average achievements are taken into consideration. Many private foundations promote students of a certain subject or a specific field of studies.

This is why databases are helpful for selecting a suitable sponsor. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (opens in a new window) furnishes general information about programmes supporting highly talented students.

Sup­port for those in­ter­ested in schol­ar­ships

Under this link, those interested in scholarships can find out about concrete support: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Reisach answers questions about requirements and opportunities and provides helpful tips on the application process.

A se­lec­tion of help­ful data­bases


Basic financial informations

Database containing foundations for the highly talented

Databases containing sponsors

Scholarship opportunities for stays abroad

If you are planning a stay abroad as part of your studies, you will find more scholarship opportunities on the International Office website.

Further Information

In­ter­na­tional de­gree-seek­ing stu­dents

Over­view of schol­ar­ships and fur­ther fund­ing op­por­tun­it­ies for in­ter­na­tional de­gree-seek­ing stu­dents

 Fur­ther in­form­a­tion on schol­ar­ships