In Germany


National foundations offer scholarships for all students, regardless of which institution they study at. Regional foundations such as the Bosch Foundation sponsor local talent.

FoundationScholarships forContact person
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volks full-time students displaying particular performance, initiative, and responsibility.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Binder
Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft
students who can show above-average grades and involvement in civil society

Prof. Dr. Rolf Daxhammer

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung des deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes

motivated persons who are working in a trade/profession or who cannot afford higher education studies
apply directly to the foundation

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

for above-averagely gifted students with an interest in political issues and responsibility

Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Beyer


students who have above-average grades and a sense of civic responsibility

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Honnen

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

students with a strong performance in their subject, who believe in liberal economics combined with social and political responsibility

Prof. Dr. Stephan Seiter


academically high-performing students with a Christian social beliefs

Prof. Dr. Jochen Brune

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

female, disadvantaged, or disabled students

apply directly to the foundation

Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Students with outstanding grades and socio-political commitment

Prof. Dr. Anna Goeddeke

Cusanuswerk - Bischöfliche Studienförderung

Catholic students of any subject with outstanding academic qualifications and intellectual openness
Prof. Dr. Volker Reichenberger

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk

highly gifted Jewish students and doctoral researchers with German citizenship

Prof. Dr. Helmut Nebeling

Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst

students with commitment to socio-political or church activities

Prof. Dr. Stephan Seiter
gifted students

Hannelore Presch

Hubert Bosch

Avicenna Studienwerk
gifted Muslim students of any subject
apply directly to the Studienwerk


The Aufstiegsstipendium for those with work experience is a grant provided by the German government and directed at people who have vocational or professional training, have worked for at least 2 years, and who have shown special talent and dedicati

Who is it for?People with training for a particular trade/ profession and at least 2 years experience of working in it at least 19 hours per week.
Who are the sponsors?The SBB foundation - Stiftung Begabtenförderung berufliche Bildung (on behalf of the German Ministry of Education and Research)
How much is it?750 euros per month for full-time studies (plus a supplementary allowance for care of children under 10, where applicable)
2,000 euros annually for studies while still working
When to apply?The current application dates for the online application may be found here.


Hand in hand for top performance: Together with the federal government, businesses and private sponsors support especially gifted students - thereby promoting tomorrow’s outstanding employees!

Who is it for?The Deutschlandstipendium aims to support more than averagely gifted students. For those first applying for higher education studies and those in their first semester, their final school grade is what counts. For students in Bachelor’s degree programs, the final school grade and higher education results to date each count for 50%. Master’s degree students apply on the basis of their final Bachelor’s degree grade. Criteria such as personal or family hardship, voluntary work in civil society, or prizes and awards are also taken into account.
How long is it for?The scholarship runs for one year (September to August of the following year).
Who are the sponsors?Half the scholarship money is provided by private sponsors and the other half by the German government.
How much is it?300 euros per month, independent of your income, and in addition to BAföG support.
Is it worth it?Deutschlandstipendium holders receive not only financial help - they are also in contact with their sponsor. Companies like BASF, IBM, Bosch, and SAP offer their scholarship holders tours of their factories, networking, and access to recruitment programs.
Call for applications and statute:

The Application is based on the statute for the awarding of Deutschlandstipendium scholarships. Information on the selection and award procedure is published along with the call for applications.

When to apply?The application period for 2019/20 Deutschlandstipendium scholarships is from July 2019 to September 2019. You'll find the current application period on the German version of this page.
Further information:Deutschland-Stipendium, Deutschland-Stipendiums-Flyer, Doppeltförderung
Contact persons:

Bettina Wehinger-Roth, (coordinator)

Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Beyer, (senate grants officer)

Our sponsors 2018/19:
  • BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
  • Rökona Textilwerk GmbH & Co. KG, Tübingen
  • ESB Reutlingen Alumni e.V., Reutlingen
  • Lions Club Neckar-Alb, ReutlingenV.I.M.A, ESB Business School, Reutlingen
  • KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, Tuttlingen
  • Vector Informatik GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung, Düsseldorf
  • SOLCOM GmbH, Reutlingen
  • Südwesttextil e.V, Stuttgart
  • RB Beitlich Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, Tübingen
  • KARL OTTO BRAUN GmbH&Co. KG, Wolfstein
  • New: Kaufland Informationssysteme GmbH & Co. KG, Neckarsulm
  • New: Albert Reiff GmbH + Co. KG., Reutlingen
  • New: advantest Europe GmbH, Böblingen

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