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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
Prof. Dr. Stephan Höfer

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 or contact Sven Bauer

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.


for gifted students with sense of responsibility/initiative for political and societal matters

Prof. Dr. Bodo Herzog
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
Avicenna Studienwerk
gifted Muslim students of any subject
apply directly to the Studienwerk

Hand in hand for top performance: Together with the federal government, companies and private sponsors support particularly talented students and thus promote the top performers of tomorrow!

For whom:

The Deutschlandstipendium is intended to support students with above-average talent. For applicants and first-semester students, the A-level grade counts. For Bachelor's students, half of the Abitur grade and half of the academic achievements to date are taken into account. Master's students apply with the Bachelor's grade. Criteria such as special personal or family circumstances, civic engagement as well as prizes and awards are also taken into account.

For which period:

The scholarship is awarded for one year (September to August of the following year).

Who promotes:

Half of the funding comes from companies or private sponsors and the other half from the federal government.

Funding amount:

300 Euro per month, regardless of income and in addition to BAföG benefits

Why it's worth it:

The scholarship holders not only receive financial support, but are also in close contact with their sponsor. Companies such as BASF offer their scholarship holders plant tours, networking and recruiting programmes.

Invitation to tender and statutes:

This call for applications is valid for the current application and award period from September 2022 to August 2023 and is based on the statutes for the awarding of German scholarships. The call for applications publicly informs about the procedure for awarding scholarships.

Status of the application process

The application period starts on 01.08.2022 and ends on 30.09.2022.

Further information:



Melanie Bitzer, (Coordinator)

Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Beyer (Senatsbeauftragter für Stipendien)

We would like to thank our new and long-time supporters who are supporting us in the funding period 09/2021-08/2022:

  • BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
  • Rökona Textilwerk GmbH & Co. KG, Tübingen
  • ESB Reutlingen Alumni e.V., Reutlingen
  • V.I.M.A, ESB Business School, Reutlingen
  • Vector Informatik GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung, Düsseldorf
  • Südwesttextil e.V, Stuttgart
  • RB Beitlich Stiftung, Tübingen
  • KARL OTTO BRAUN GmbH&Co. KG, Wolfstein
  • Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin
  • TÜV Süd e.V., München
  • ADVANTEST Corporation
  • Schwarz Dienstleistung KG

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.

Photo Board: ©Stephanie Hofschlaeger/PIXELIO; Photo Hands: ©Konstantin Gastmann/PIXELIO; Other Photos: ©Reutlingen University, PR

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