Germany has always been and it is  one of the cheapest study destinations in Europe, the nation also has an  international reputation. Home to many reputable universities within the latest QS World University Rankings, Germany offers a growing number of English-taught programs, particularly at postgraduate level. Take a look at our complete guide to studying abroad in Germany.

Below you’ll find scholarships for international students of all degree levels wishing to study in Germany.

1)DAAD Scholarships – The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers many scholarships for international students to study in Germany at various degree levels.
2)Erasmus+ – The largest provider of scholarships for study in the EU, Erasmus+ is led by the European Commission, funding international students to study in Europe. It provides funds towards living costs when participating in an exchange program to study in Europe.


1) Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellowship – This Fellowship is sponsored by the Einstein Foundation for postdoctoral research at a university in Berlin.
2) Heinrich Böll Scholarships for International Students – Scholarships for international students at all levels wishing to study in Germany at an  institution.
3) Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers – Postdoctoral scholarships for scientists and scholars of any subject. Students from developing  countries may be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
4)Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Scholarships – Monthly masters and PhD scholarships are available for international applicants under 30 who have completed a university degree in their home country. Evidence of an above average academic performance needs to be provided and have been actively involved in voluntary work for the benefit of society in your home country, and have an interest in political issues.
5) Kurt Hansen Science Scholarships – Science scholarships to study in Germany, it’s funded by the Bayer Foundation and open to students who are training to become educators in the field of science.
6)Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) for Developing Countries – Postdoctoral research scholarships for international students wishing to study in Germany. It’s funded by the European Commission.
7)Mawista Scholarship – This Scholarship are for those studying abroad while taking care of a child, including those  studying in Germany.
8)Deutschland Stipendium – Merit-based scholarships of €300 a month are available to highly talented students enrolled at different German universities. Personal income and Nationality do not affect your chances of being considered.
9)The Helmholtz Association – Annual fellowships are available for both postdoctoral and doctoral students from all over the globe, giving them the opportunity to do paid research at a Helmholtz center in Germany.


1)DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans – Merit-based scholarships for students from developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa pursuing a master’s degree in development studies, public administration and development management at Ruhr-University Bochum. Program twinned with UWC in South Africa.
2)Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Doctoral Tuition Waivers – Tuition waiver scholarships for doctoral students studying an English-language program at Frankfurt within finance, accounting, mathematics and business administration.
3)FRIAS Cofund Fellowship Programme for International Researchers – This is a German scholarship that’s for international students to study at Universität Freiburg on a research-level program.
4)Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Masters Scholarships – Excluding design, public health and public management scholarships for International Students for every other course.
5)Heidelberg University – This a fully-funded scholarship for international students, such as the Amirana Scholarship for students from developing countries to study medicine or dentistry at the university.
6)HHL International MSc Scholarship for Effective and Responsible Leadership – This  scholarship gives opportunities to study management at Masters and PhD levels at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
7)Humboldt University International Research Fellowships – Research fellowship opportunities for international students pursuing research in history, anthropology, law, sociology, political science, geography, economics or area studies at Humboldt University. Look out for the latest round of applications here.
8)International Doctoral Positions at Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies – Scholarships to study at graduate level within Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich or Universität Regensburg as a research fellow of East and Southeast European Studies.
9)KAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries –  This is a fully funded scholarships that’s for international students from developing countries (in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America) to study at a German university at master’s or PhD level. Students must possess German-language skills and be of Catholic-Christian denomination.
10)Kofi Annan MBA Scholarships for Developing Country Students –  This Scholarships are for about five (5) international students from developing countries to study a full-time, one-year MBA at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin. Other MBA scholarships available at the school include the ESMT Women’s Academic Scholarship for female candidates.
11)Ulm University Scholarships for International Students – This  scholarships are for international students nearing graduation at Ulm University. Funding offered for one semester only.
12)Universität Hamburg Merit Scholarships – This Scholarship are for all outstanding international students (of all degree levels and subjects) who have been enrolled in their program for at least two semesters. These scholarships also consider applicant’s financial need.
14)RWTH Aachen University scholarships – This scholarship are for both international and students who are at home.


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