Scholarships and foundations offer a good possibility for at least partial financing of your studies. To obtain funding, you do not always need a transcript with top grades. There are scholarships and foundations that will also support you for your competencies, such as in journalism, or in another area, such as having extensive international experience.
The adjacent box contains some links that will help you with general information about regional and national scholarships and foundations. The following is a detailed of potential sources of support and currently designated contacts for each.
The Germany Scholarship is awarded for academic performance. Besides marks above average, the proof of at least one additional criterion is required.The scholarship amounts to 300 € per month, half of which is financed by a sponsor and the other half by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
- Friedrich Ebert Foundation e.V. [de]
Liaison lecturer at the University of Stuttgart: Prof. Rudolf Large and Dr. Christine Heinke
- Friedrich Naumann Foundation [de]
- Hanns Seidel Foundation
- Heinrich Böll Foundation
Liaison lecturer at the University of Stuttgart: Dr. Ralph O. Schill, Dr.-Ing. Max Hoßfeld
- Konrad Adenauer Foundation e.V.
Liaison lecturers at the University of Stuttgart: Prof. Stefanos Fasoulas, Prof. Arnd Heyer
- Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
- Avicenna Academic Scholarships
For muslim undergraduates and doctoral students
- Cusanuswerk [de]
Student financial assistance provided by the Catholic Church in Germany
Liaison lecturer at the University of Stuttgart: Prof. Markus Stroppel
- Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Academic Foundation (ELES) [de]
Support for outstanding Jewish students
- Evangelical Academic Foundation e.V. [de]Liaison lecturer at the Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences: Prof. Karl Georg Degen [de]
Trade union foundations
- Hans Böckler Foundation[de]
Liaison lecturers at the University of Stuttgart: Prof. Dr. Christina Wege
Entrepreneurially oriented foundations
Politically and religious independent foundations
- German Academic Scholarship Foundation e.V.
The foundation assists students who by ability, initiative, and responsible conduct are far above average for their age group. Candidates have to be recommended for acceptance by the foundation. However, you can apply directly by taking a screening test. Information on applying via screening test [de].
Liaison lecturers at the University of Stuttgart: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgöwer, Prof. Dr. Sibylle Baumbach, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan ten Brink, Prof. Dr. Dominik Göddecke, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Helmig, Prof. Dr. Miriam Mehl, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Pedell, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Weigand
- Wilhelm Weckherlin Foundation
For talented low-income and deserving students regardless of religion or nationality.
Further information [de] (PDF)
Femtec.Network is a cooperation between leading technical universities and various firms with the Femtec.University Career Center for Women.
- Festo [de]
Scholarships for female students of mechatronics and electrical engineering.
- Hildegardis Society [de]
The Society supports Christian women with interest-free loans regardless of their specialization and career goals - with special focus on advanced educational stages.
- Robert Bosch Stiftung [de]
- College of Further Education of the German Business Foundation (SDW) [de]
Scholarships for the teachers of tomorrow
- Telekom Foundation: MINT Teaching Scholarships
Scholarships for students preparing to teach mathematics, computer science, physics, primary school history, geography, and science/integrated natural sciences and/or engineering (including NwT).
For talented and underprivileged students in all fields who made their abitur in Old Württemberg (1963 state).
Further information and application form [de] (PDF)
- Ikimiz-Mentoring [de]
Scholarship and mentoring program by Stuttgart's German-Turkish Forum for outstanding and motivated German-Turkish high school and university students from the Stuttgart region.
- Stuttgarter Studentenwerk e.V. [de]
The association supports students if funding from public funds is not possible or sufficient.
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Klaus Jan Philipp
Scholarships for the employed even without abitur
- SBB 'Aufstiegsstipendium' [de]
The financial aid program sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research through SBB assists talented individuals with work experience to obtaining their first university degree with so-called 'advancement scholarships'.
Scholarships for students studying engineering science
- VDI Elevate [de]
Financial aid program by the Society of German Engineers for engineering students
Scholarships for student journalists in training
- Institute of Promoting Journalistic Talent (IFP) [de]
IFP's training program for individuals training to be journalists while studying is directed towards Catholic students in all academic specialties who want to go into journalism after completing their studies.
- Journalism Academy of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation [de]
The Journalism Academy is a three-year program of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to train journalists while they are still university students.