In Germany

Foundations

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

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung



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

Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung



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
 
Reinhold-Beitlich-Stiftung
 
gifted students

 
Hannelore Presch

Hubert Bosch
 

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

Aufstiegsstipendium

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.

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