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Scholarships and foundations

What scholarships are available? And why should I apply? This page offers an overview of the various funding options available.

As a scholarship holder, you can benefit not only from financial support, but also from networking opportunities and a wide range of events, including seminars, workshops, discussions, and excursions. There are several reasons why it is worth applying.

But aren't scholarships only for gifted students? A very common misconception! Other criteria such as social commitment, family or cultural background also play a role. There are many different scholarships aimed at different target groups. Thorough research will help you to find the right scholarship, but here is an initial overview of the various funding options. 

For questions and advice, please contact the Scholarship Service Center.

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.

Germany Scholarship

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 [de].

The University of Stuttgart supports applicants in advance during the selection process. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ariane Kiel-Freytag at 0711 685-81186 or via e-mail.

You are also welcome to contact the liaison lecturers at the University of Stuttgart: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgöwer, Prof. Dr. Sibylle Baumbach, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Beck, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan ten Brink, Prof. Dr. Ingrid Ehrlich, Prof. Dr. Dominik Göddeke, Prof. Dr. Andreas Kronenburg, Prof. Dr. Miriam Schulte

German Academic Scholarship Foundation e.V.

Political foundations

Religious foundations


    Mentoring, workshops and support for talented young people with immigrant background.
  • Scholarships welcome and hochform [de] (Deutsche Universitätsstiftung)
    Mentoring for bachelor's and master's students

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'. If you have questions concerning this scholarship, you are welcome to send an email.

Scholarships for students studying engineering science

  • AQUA-Stipendium [de]
    For students studying civil engineering
  • VDI Elevate [de]
    Financial aid program by the Society of German Engineers for engineering students
  • Richard-Winter-Stiftung 
    Funding focus on engineering sciences at the study locations Stuttgart and Esslingen

Scholarships for students studying aerospace engineering

Scholarships for students studying chemistry

Scholarships for students studying political and social sciences

Scholarships for students studying architecture

Scholarships for students studying STEM subjects, electrical engineering, logistics or mechanical engineering

Scholarships for student journalists in training



Scholarship Service Center: Advice for Bachelor and Master students


Management Deutschlandstipendium: Contact point for donors of the Germany Scholarship

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