It may be that the kick-off you need to start your studies abroad is the achievement of good financing. And this is much easier to achieve than you might think. In Germany, for example, in addition to free tuition at many universities, there are also support programs for international students to stay in the country. Is your dream to practice your German on the Old Continent? Then check out this list that we have separated with 4 of the main scholarships in Germany for foreign students.
DeutschlandStipendium National Scholarship Program
The DeutschlandStipendium program provides both financial and non-material support (such as internships and mentoring, for example) for students from around the world. The scholarship supports high-performing students who want to study at any of the participating German universities.
The scholarship is awarded regardless of the applicant’s personal income or nationality. The aid is 300 euros per month, and is maintained for at least two semesters. Despite this, it can be extended for a maximum time that covers the entire standard study period.
DAAD Scholarship Programs
The DAAD is a joint organization of Germany’s higher education institutions. They are responsible for promoting international academic relations, mainly through student exchanges.
The DAAD program has scholarships and funding for foreign graduates, graduate students and scientists seeking financial support for their studies in Germany.
Scholarship programs from German foundations
Several political and religious foundations in Germany offer scholarships to international students of various backgrounds, interests and qualifications. An example is the scholarship from the Heinrich Boll Foundation, a German political institution. Meanwhile, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and KAAD Scholarships are examples of aid offered by religious foundations in Germany.
Erasmus Scholarship Programs in Germany
German universities participate in several study programs funded by Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus + grants . These grants can finance international students to undertake a study program in Germany. But Erasmus grants are generally aimed at master’s and doctorate courses .
BONUS: Free colleges and universities in Germany
Since 2014, all universities in Germany do not charge any tuition for undergraduate courses. In some federal states, universities charge a half-yearly contribution (about 50 euros).
However, unlike undergraduate studies, most master’s or doctorate courses in Germany are paid for. The costs of postgraduate studies are in addition to tuition fees. Fortunately, there are a good number of scholarships for master’s and doctorate degrees in Germany.