Which companies can I get a scholarship from?

Find your scholarship

The majority of students are concerned about the financing of their studies. And yet the topic of scholarships is often rejected. “It won't work anyway”. In general, many prospective students believe that it is hardly possible even for gifted students in Germany to receive financial aid. Unfortunately. Because there are always scholarships that cannot be awarded due to a lack of applicants.

What exactly is a scholarship?

A scholarship is financial support for students that does not have to be repaid. This makes it the best source of money a student can imagine. In addition, a scholarship is a career component. It looks extremely good on a résumé if you've been promoted. Scholarships are awarded by organizations promoting talented students, foundations, companies, universities and other institutions.

Do I need good grades to get one?

Yes, good grades are very important for many providers. In addition to scholarships that primarily support high-performing students, there are also many, sometimes unknown, programs that currently support committed students. It is entirely possible to get a scholarship even if you are not one of the best in your year. Political, social or other criteria can also play a role in the award.

What types of scholarships are there?

A brief overview:

Schabtenföderungswerke (public funding)
Almost one percent of students in Germany are supported by a talent sponsorship organization. There are a total of twelve state institutions for the promotion of talented students. The foundations are close to a party or church, but there is also the non-denominational and politically independent Study Foundation of the German People.
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Germany Scholarship: (public / private funding)

The amount of the Deutschlandstipendium is 3,600 EUR per year, with half of this amount being paid by private sponsors - companies, foundations, associations, alumni, university members or private individuals - and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The scholarship is paid out in monthly installments of EUR 300. These private sponsors can be commercial enterprises, foundations or alumni. The universities take care of the payment. They also take care of acquiring potential donors.
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Foreign scholarship (public funding)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) promotes international relations in higher education. For this reason, the DAAD also awards grants for study abroad to students, graduates, interns, younger scientists and university lecturers from all disciplines.
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Scholarships from a wide variety of providers
There is practically no scholarship that does not exist. Very specialized scholarships are awarded by a wide variety of providers. These include private individuals, foundations, companies, universities and other providers ... There are, for example, travel grants for journalists, grants for German-Japanese cultural exchange, support for students in need and money for work stays, etc.

How do I find my scholarship?

What funding do I get?

The services provided by the scholarship providers vary. The funding amounts can be made up of various items: monthly support, book money, non-material support in the form of seminars as well as exclusive access to internships, good contacts in the economy, financial support for stays abroad, etc.

How do I apply? What is in store for me?

Here, too, it depends on where you apply. Usually a written application is necessary, sometimes you have to be officially proposed as an applicant by a lecturer beforehand. Those who are convincing in their cover letter will first be invited to a selection interview and / or a kind of assessment center. There it is decided whether it works or not.