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Other scholarships

There are various foundations and organizations in Germany that offer scholarships. The following scholarships are available for international students:


1) Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S

Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S is expanding its existing scholarship program and now offers scholarships for up to 50 students per year from the fields of European studies, cultural studies, humanities, social sciences, visual arts, music, architecture, agricultural sciences, forestry, business, and economics. The funding supports students from Central and Eastern Europe under 30 years of age who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and social engagement and wish to complete a degree (with the exception of Bachelor’s degrees) at a university in Germany.   The maximum funding period is one year; the maximum amount is 920 euros per month. More information and application forms are available at



2) German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD promotes international exchange between teachers and learners. It aims to act as a mediator for foreign culture and academic policy and also supports educational work in developing countries. The DAAD offers over 100 scholarship programs for German and international students, graduates, and researchers. These provide funding for individuals to spend a year or short stay abroad, for group programs, for study trips, and for internships. The DAAD supports the exchange of researchers and lecturers between Germany and other countries and organizes projects between German universities and institutions in other countries. Applicants for DAAD scholarships must usually demonstrate excellent academic achievement.



3) Deutschlandstipendium

The Deutschlandstipendium provides financial support for new and current students at the KU who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a high level of social engagement or have successfully overcome difficulties during their education. Scholarships are initially granted for one year. The aim of the scholarship is to allow recipients to concentrate better on their studies, as well as to reward their achievements.

The scholarship amounts to 3600 euros per year. Half of the funding is provided by companies, associations, alumni, university members, or private individuals, while the other half is provided by the German government. The scholarship is paid in installments of 300 euros per month.

It is open to students of all nationalities and awarded on the basis of the grades obtained so far during their studies or, in the case of new students, at school. In addition to academic achievement, other factors such as awards and prizes that applicants have received, previous work experience and internships, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and specific personal or family circumstances may also be considered.

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt chooses who to award the Deutschlandstipendium to on the basis of the conditions set by the government. Applicants do not have a legal claim to a scholarship.

Students must be enrolled at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in order to receive the scholarship. It is initially granted for two semesters. The funding period begins on October 1 each year. 




4) Otto-Benecke-Stiftung e.V.

Otto-Benecke-Stiftung e.V. runs educational and funding programs on behalf of the German government. The aim of the programs is to promote the integration of migrants in Germany. People aged up to 30 years with asylum seeker, Spätsaussiedler or Kontingentflüchtling status who would like to start or continue university study can receive support according to Richtlinien Garantiefonds Hochschule (RL-GR-H). The program includes initial advice, information seminars, and courses that lead to a higher education entrance qualification, as well as on-going support and regular seminars. People aged up to 50 years with the status of Spätsaussiedler or Kontingentflüchtling who have a vocational qualification that is not recognized in Germany can receive support through the Akademikerprogramm. This includes seminars, language courses, and vocational courses. Funding is provided in the form of grants.




There are 13 scholarship organizations in Germany that award scholarships to students and doctoral candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and commitment to social causes. An overview of these organizations, which are supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is available at The organizations listed have different religious, political and social focuses; the conditions for eligibility for the scholarships therefore vary. All of them provide scholarship holders with both financial aid and non-material support.