Scholarships in Germany

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Scholarship Databases

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A social startup with an obligatory login for the scholarship seekers. Its database contains up to 2300 scholarships for German and international students enrolled at a higher education institution in Germany. 

Selected scholarships

  • The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarships

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to international master students and graduates who have acquired a university degree in their home country and who intend to complete postgraduate or master studies, doctoral studies or a research stay at a university in Germany.

Duration and level of funding vary for different types of studies. Graduates (master or postgraduate students) receive a monthly scholarship of € 750. The standard funding period is two years. After having obtained unconditional admission to doctoral studies at a German university, PhD-students receive a monthly scholarship of € 920. The standard funding period for PhD scholars is three years.

More information in German.

  • The Scholarship Programme of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

The FES supports foreign applicants who are already studying, or doing their postgraduate studies, in Germany at the time of application. Up to 40 students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe may qualify for the scholarship programme every year with the exception of those who are already receiving some support from public sources.

All the information in English here.

  • The Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’). We expect our scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.

Actual information in German only.