Scholarships and foundations

Students usually think about scholarships as a way to finance their studies without worry. But a scholarship can be so much more. Some scholarship providers offer only financial support, others provide only non-material support, and still others, such as the "Begabtenförderungswerke" or the "Deutschlandstipendium", combine financial support with non-material support. The latter is the jackpot, so to speak. It's high time to get to grips with this issue.

Funding opportunities for first-year students Scholarships for which interested students can apply even before they start their studies

Other funding opportunities

Claussen-Simon Foundation: B-First
  • First-time graduates of all disciplines who are starting a bachelor's or state examination program at a German university
  • maximum 2nd semester at the time of application

Application deadline: July 17 - August 6, 2023

More information: Claussen Simon Foundation - B-First

Reemtsma Begabtenförderungswerk
  • From the first semester

Application deadline:

  • for the summer semester: December 1 to January 31
  • for the winter semester: June 1 to July 31

More information: Reemtsma Begabtenförderungswerk

IT-Talents GmbH: IT scholarship
  • IT scholarship especially for pupils, students or young professionals in the IT sector.

Application deadline:

  • for the summer semester: December 1 to January 31
  • for the winter semester: June 1 to July 31

More information: IT Talents GmbH - IT Scholarship

Foundation for the Promotion of the Gifted in Vocational Education (SBB): Advancement Scholarship
  • Committed professionals with vocational training and practical experience with a first academic university degree
  • Application possible before graduation or in the first or second semester of studies
  • Work experience of at least two years

Application deadline: March 21 - June 5, 2023

More information: SBB Advancement Scholarship

Bundeswehr: Scholarship for technical studies
  • for a subsequent career in technical service
  • First-year students and students with above-average performance at universities.

In particular - but not exclusively - the following fields of study are supported:

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber security
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Information technology, especially with a focus on communications engineering, high-frequency engineering or communications technology
  • Electrical engineering

Application deadline: June 30, 2023

More information: Bundeswehr scholarship for technical studies

German University Foundation: DUS TANDEM Program (non-material support)
  • Start of studies in winter semester 2023/24
  • Parental home without academic degree
  • Place on a bachelor's degree program at a German university or college (excludes dual and private universities)

Application deadline: September 1, 2023

More information: German University Foundation DUS TANDEM Program

Funding opportunities for students

BTU's own scholarships