On this site you will find an overview about many different scholarships. To get detailed information please click on the links below.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. supports students and academics with outstanding qualifications from Germany and abroad for whom an academic education is not only a first step in their professional career but expresses their commitment to democracy, the State and society.


  • you don’t already receive support from public funds
  • excellent German language skills


The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany.


  • Citizenship of an European member state
  • or the status as a resident students with foreign citizenship as stated in BAföG §8


Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung is the foundation for liberal politics in the Federal Republic of Germany.


  • an acceptance from a German university to a postgraduate course
  • and the ability to communicate fluently in German, both orally and in written format

http://fnst.org/   or  https://www.freiheit.org/content/stipendien

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. promotes German and foreign students and graduates as well as young journalists and artists.


  • a first university degree (at least 4 years of studies)
  • excellent German language skills at the level of the certificate “Deutsch” (f.e. at Goethe institute)
  • the willingness to get back to the homecountry after final degree in Germany


Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. is a scholarship organization for gifted students funded by the Protestant church of Germany.


  • Citizenship of an European member state
  • excellent German skills (DSH)


German National Academic Foundation is Germany’s largest and most prestigious organisation sponsoring the academically gifted.


  • Citizenship of an European member state (only when they spend most of their time studying in Germany and complete their studies in Germany).
  • Other foreign students may need the necessary qualifications for admission to German higher education and a permanent residence permit in Germany for several years.


Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung e.V. wants to support junior academics with the right personal and academic qualifications that are willing to cooperate constructively and with dedication in forming our liberal state under the rule of law.


  • No special citizenship is demanded


Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung awards scholarships to German and foreign students (under graduate and doctorate) who study in Germany and provides them social, financial and cultural support services.


  • No special citizenship
  • A first university degree (BA) or finished basic studies


Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (ELES – Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Programme) is the twelfth scholarship programme for students and doctoral candidates supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).


  • Citizenship of an European member state/Swiss Nationality
  • or the status as a resident students with foreign citizenship as stated in BAföG §8


Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung supports undergraduates, graduates, and PhD students in all subjects who embrace the Green cause, share the fundamental values of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, can demonstrate an excellent academic record, and are socially and politically active.


  • No special citizenship but especially young people from East Europe and of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) get support
  • Excellent German language skills
  • A first university degree


Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft) provides educational and career guidance programmes and projects for young people.


  • Citizenship of an European member state / Swiss Nationality
  • or the status as a resident students with foreign citizenship as stated in BAföG §8


Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V. is a non-profit organization and operates on behalf of German Federal Government.


  • offers help in preparation and orientation
  • Conveys additional skills that don’t get taught in study courses


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Scholarship databases

Stipendienlotse is a database of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Here you can get information on various different scholarships for foreign students.


The DAAD scholarship database contains extensive information and a variety of possibilities for those who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany. The database not only lists all the scholarships offered by the DAAD, but also diverse programmes offered by a wide variety of institutions.


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