International Office


Scholarships are study grants meant to support you financially during your studies. Such financial support is often supplemented by non-material support, e.g. in the form of mentoring and/or workshops.

Scholarship providers usually expect their recipients to have a certain profile. This usually includes outstanding academic achievements and volunteer commitments on and off campus. Often, a particular religious or political affiliation is also desired.

Below we provide you information on various search options, scholarship databases and current calls for applications.

When searching for a scholarship it is important to be proactive! Inform yourself as early as possible and pay attention to application deadlines!

Scholarships of the International Office
Further information

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers funding opportunities both for Germans abroad and for international students in Germany. In most cases, students can be funded from their Master's phase onwards. However, they also provide funding opportunities for shorter stays and research projects.

You can find further information, including the DAAD scholarship database, by following the link below. Again, it is advisable to apply for scholarships early (preferably about a year in advance)!

DAAD Scholarships


The Deutschlandstipendium grants outstanding students who are also socially committed funding of €300 per month for a maximum of 12 months. This scholarship is also open to international students!

Annual recipient selection takes place in the winter term and is conducted by the individual faculties and the Rector's Office. To be considered for selection, your online application must be submitted by the deadline, which is usually in May or June.

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In Germany, there are numerous scholarship providers with different orientations and affliations, for example, political or religious foundations. Alternatively to researching each one individually, we recommend you use a scholarship database.

The Stipendienlotse is a scholarship database offered by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and provides detailed information about the provider as well as specific application requirements and deadlines of the various scholarships available to you in Germany (the following link is only available in German).

Find a Scholarship!

Other financing possibilities


Some German institutions offer loans specifically to international students to finance their studies. Learn more!

Studentin bei der Beratung

Here you will find information on the topic of financing your studies with BAföG.


Find financial support here if you are in need.

Financing for international students
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