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Financial support and scholarship

A range of scholarships are available to students. This mode of support applies to both German and foreign students.
The following provides a brief overview of a selection of the scholarships available:

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

The Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst (DAAD) also offers several support options. Please consult the DAAD scholarship database for further information:
http://www.daad.de/deutschland/foerderung/stipendiendatenbank/00462.en.html

The following link provides contact addresses of DAAD offices and information centers in your home country:
http://www.daad.de/portrait/kontakt/adressen/08965.en.html

 

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany. It was established in 1925 and is committed to the basic principles of social democracy: freedom, equality, and solidarity. The foundation operates globally via political education programmes, scholarships for the gifted, research, as well as international cooperation programmes. Both German and foreign students are supported equally. For more information, please consult the following website:
http://www.fes.de/studienfoerderung/information-in-english

 

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

The core responsibilities of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom include the provision of material and non-material support to talented young liberal academics. Political education is supported, and political dialogue on and research into freedom and human rights matters are facilitated. Both German and foreign students and graduates of all degree courses and universities are supported by this foundation. For more information, please consult the following website:
http://www.en.freiheit.org/Aktuell/790c/index.html

 

Heinrich Böll Foundation

The aim of the environmentally oriented Heinrich Böll Foundation is to support professionals and future leaders – people who take responsibility and apply themselves to the international political principles of the foundation: democracy, ecology, solidarity, and non-violence.
The Foundation's support is aimed at students and doctoral candidates from within all subjects and types of university. The emphases are as follows:

  • Persons with a migratory background, students from non-academic families, from technical universities, from the MINT subjects – primarily ecological science, journalism, law, and economics
  • International students from Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Middle East, and conflict regions around the globe.

For more information, please consult the following website:
http://www.boell.de/scholarships/scholarships.html

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

The Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation) is the only fully non-political and non-denominational foundation in Germany. It supports approximately 11,000 academically gifted scholars and doctoral candidates. The support programme promotes academic consolidation, interdisciplinary dialogue, international experience, and openness to all cultures of the world.
The Foundation's support is aimed at German and foreign students and doctoral candidates from all subjects and universities.
For more information, please consult the following website:
www.studienstiftung.de/

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a foundation that fosters future leadership in the areas of politics, business, science, media, culture, and society. The foundation endorses adherence to a Christian-democratic understanding of morality and civilized values.
The Foundation's support is aimed at German and foreign students and graduates of all subjects and universities.
For more information, please consult:
http://www.kas.de/wf/en/


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