DAAD is a joint organisation of German Institutions and students bodies
Various political, religious and other foundations which provides scholarships
Promotionsförderung des Landes Berlin offers scholarships twice a year
Germany is one of the most economical options for a student who is looking for an affordable education destination. With ample of scholarship programmes, the country is attracting large number of students each year. Here is the list of scholarship programmes offered by Germany:
DAAD or Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst is a joint organisation of German Institutions of higher education and student bodies. The organisation provides scholarship only to graduate students pursuing Masters, Doctoral students pursuing PhD for post doctoral work/research etc. The DAAD scholarship database contains scholarship and funding opportunities for foreign students, graduate students and scientists who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany. The database not only lists all the scholarships offered by the DAAD, but also diverse programmes offered by a wide variety of institutions.
Germany offers various scholarships for students. There are number of political and religious foundations in Germany offering scholarships to international students. The list is mentioned below:
The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: The programme offers financial assistance to international and German students as well. The fellowship is restricted to the first phase of study leading up to the initial professional qualification examination. The international students selected for the scholarship receive annual sum to cover fees associated with Univeristy of enrolment and health insurance, in addition to a monthly stipend and money for books.
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung: This foundation is associated with the German Freien Demokratischen Partei (FDP), otherwise known as the Liberals. The foundation sponsor students with broad sense of social responsibility. Women, Fachhochschule students, and students of natural sciences and engineering are especially encouraged to apply.
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation: The foundation offers financial assistance to students identifying with Christian-Democratic values. As a rule, applications for financial assistance are accepted only as of a student’s second semester of study.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung: The Green Political Foundation offers financial aid to students, as well as an extended support programme which includes, for instance, various seminars. About 70% of the students receiving assistance the Heinrich Böll Foundation are women.
The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation: This foundation is engaged in political education and is affiliated to the Left Party in Germany. The foundation is granting scholarships since 1999 to undergraduate and graduate students possessing social and political commitment. The foundation gives preference to socially, physically disadvantaged applicants.
Cusanus Werk and Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) Programme: Both organisations provide financial assistance to highly qualified international students professing the Roman Catholic faith. The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) assists students from other countries whereas the Cusanus Werk programme is generally restricted to German and EU students.
The European Scholarship program of the Evangelisches (Protestant) Studienwerk e v Villigst and Evangelischen StudentInnengemeinde (ESG): The European Scholarship programme of the Evangelisches (Protestant) Studienwerk e.v Villigst funds academically-qualified students of the Protestant faith from EU countries, while the Evangelischen StudentInnengemeinde (ESG) provides scholarships to Protestant students from developing countries.
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt: This environmental foundation associated with the German federal government provides 60 scholarships a year to doctoral and post-doctoral students from Germany and abroad working in the area of environmental sciences.
Otto Benecke Stiftung e.v: The Otto Benecke Foundation was founded in 1965 at the Technische Universität Berlin and operates on behalf of the German federal government. The foundation provides financial assistance to ethnic-German immigrants from Eastern Europe, political refugees, and asylum seekers studying in Germany and under the age of thirty.
Promotionsförderung des Landes Berlin: The City of Berlin awards a number of scholarships to assist doctoral students. Applicants must demonstrate above-average merit and an academic goal which suggests that they will make an important contribution to scientific research. Awards are made twice yearly, generally in the first half of April and October.
Studienstiftung des Detuschen Volkes: This foundation is politically, religiously, and ideologically independent. It awards around 1,000 scholarships each year to highly-gifted students, including those in a doctoral program, and currently provides financial assistance to about 5,500 recipients.