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Scholarships and foundations

What scholarships are available? And why should I apply? This page offers an overview of the various funding options available.

As a scholarship holder, you can benefit not only from financial support, but also from networking opportunities and a wide range of events, including seminars, workshops, discussions, and excursions. There are several reasons why it is worth applying.

But aren't scholarships only for gifted students? A very common misconception! Other criteria such as social commitment, family or cultural background also play a role. There are many different scholarships aimed at different target groups. Thorough research will help you to find the right scholarship, but here is an initial overview of the various funding options. In addition, the Scholarship Service Center can also offer advice and answer any questions.

The Germany Scholarship is awarded for academic performance. Besides marks above average, the proof of at least one additional criterion is required.The scholarship amounts to 300 € per month, half of which is financed by a sponsor and the other half by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Germany Scholarship

Political foundations

Religious foundations

Trade union foundations

Entrepreneurially oriented foundations

Politically and religious independent foundations


  • Femtec.Network  
    Femtec.Network is a cooperation between leading technical universities and various firms with the Femtec.University Career Center for Women.
  • Festo [de]
    Scholarships for female students of mechatronics and electrical engineering.
  • Hildegardis Society [de]
    The Society supports Christian women with interest-free loans regardless of their specialization and career goals - with special focus on advanced educational stages.
  • MTU Studien-Stiftung 
    For female STEM students

Political foundations

Religious foundations


    Mentoring, workshops and support for talented young people with immigrant background.
  • Scholarships welcome and hochform [de] (Deutsche Universitätsstiftung)
    Mentoring for bachelor's and master's students

Scholarships for the employed even without abitur

  • SBB 'Aufstiegsstipendium' [de]
    The financial aid program sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research through SBB assists talented individuals with work experience to obtaining their first university degree with so-called 'advancement scholarships'. If you have questions concerning this scholarship, you are welcome to send an email.

Scholarships for students studying engineering science

  • VDI Elevate [de]
    Financial aid program by the Society of German Engineers for engineering students
  • Richard-Winter-Stiftung 
    Funding focus on engineering sciences at the study locations Stuttgart and Esslingen

Scholarships for students studying aerospace engineering

Scholarships for students studying chemistry

Scholarships for students studying political and social sciences

Scholarships for student journalists in training



Scholarship Service Center: Advice for Bachelor and Master students


Management Deutschlandstipendium: Contact point for donors of the Germany Scholarship

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