Finding the right scholarship!

Invest enough time to find the scholarship program that suits you. In particular, please take the BTU's internal scholarships into account, as the chances of winning a scholarship are relatively good.

Scholarships of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

(Requirements: very good grades, social commitment, commitment in the social environment; consideration of biographical hurdles)

Stiftung Lausitzer Braunkohle
(Prerequisite: very good grades, subject area energy production; sponsorship of master's degree or semester abroad)

The 13 major organisations for the promotion of gifted young people

In Germany there are thirteen organisations for the promotion of gifted young people, all of which are state-subsidised. Therefore, the amount of financial support is identical: 744 €, plus 300 € per month for a full scholarship. More than 25,000 students and more than 4,000 doctoral students are funded each year.

  1. Avicenna-Studienwerk (muslim)
  2. Cusanuswerk (catholic)
  3. Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst (protestant)
  4. Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (jewish)
  5. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (close to the political party SPD)
  6. Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (close to the political party FDP)
  7. Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (close to the political party CSU)
  8. Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (close to the trade unions)
  9. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (close to the political party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
  10. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (close to the political party CDU)
  11. Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (close to the political party Die Linke)
  12. Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (business-oriented)
  13. Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (largest funding organisation; politically, denominationally and ideologically independent))
Search engines for scholarships

The following two search engines are suitable for finding the right offer among the more than 1,000 scholarships:

Stipendienlotse (database of the Federal Ministry of Education and Science with over 1,300 scholarships)

E-Fellows  (database with over 850 scholarships)

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