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.