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.
A selection of helpful databases
Basic financial informations
Database containing foundations for the highly talented
- Stipendiumplus (in German)
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.
International degree-seeking students
Overview of scholarships and further funding opportunities for international degree-seeking students