Further funding opportunities

Scholarship-giving organisations


The scholarship database of the​​ BMBF offers a good overview of almost all scholarships.

Besides, you will also find useful information on MyStipendium

Education loan

There is a low-interest loan that can be granted for a maximum of 24 months to support students in advanced stages of their education. The educational loan is independent of income. For further information, contact please The central service agency of the Federal Government.

Talented scholarships

General criteria:

The scholarship award procedure depends on the type of scholarship and the scholarship programme. A pre-selection takes place, partly in the form of an interview, and it is conducted in the language of the host country.

You should be familiar with excellent technical knowledge, as well as understanding of political, economic and cultural issues in the target country. 

To apply for a scholarship, you will usually need to have:

  • You must have studied successfully for some time (usually at least two to three semesters at the time of the scholarship application, longer in creative subjects).
  • You must submit up-to-date reports from university lecturers.
  • It would help if you had suitable for excellent language skills.
  • You must explain in detail the reasons for your motivation for the stay abroad and the chosen university.

For scholarship programmes, it is essential to adhere to application deadlines. These are often one year before the start of the programme, in some cases even earlier.

The essential scholarship-giving organisations and funding opportunities are:

Rhineland-Palatinate State Scholarship Programme
Scholarship Commissioner Trier: Prof. Dr. Altrock
Phone: 0651/8103-583

Scholarship Commissioner Birkenfeld: Prof. Dr. Susanne Hartard


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD offers various scholarship programmes, e.g. one-year scholarships, scholarships for combined study and practical semesters, semester scholarships and much more, www.daad.de

Please note application deadlines! Some of these are very early, up to 16 months before the start of studies. Special conditions also apply to some design courses;
DAAD travel grants for internships outside Western Europe (i.e. EU countries and Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein).

The internship must last a minimum of two months and a maximum of six months. Students must have completed their necessary studies. Applications must be submitted to the DAAD at least two months before the start of the internship. Application forms are available on the Internet.


Fulbright Comission (USA)
The Fulbright Comission offers a variety of scholarships for students and graduates who want to study in the USA.


Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

Students of all disciplines can apply for a scholarship. Target countries are USA, Canada, Australia, France, Chile and England. The awards are intended to promote international understanding. They are not designed to achieve an academic degree.

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes - special funds for studies abroad
Students of all disciplines can apply for a one-year scholarship.

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes - Haniel Scholarship Programme
Graduates of all disciplines (in exceptional cases also students of higher semesters) can apply for a scholarship. Programme schedule: Postgraduate studies, preferably with an internationally recognised additional degree, at least two semesters internship at a business enterprise in the host country http://www.studienstiftung.de/haniel.html

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