Further funding opportunities

Funding for all study programmes

Claussen-Simon-Stiftung: 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 11, 2024

More information:Claussen-Simon-Stiftung - B-First

Simon Claussen-Stiftung: Master Plus
  • Students of all disciplines who are starting their Master's studies at a university in Germany after having successfully completed their  Bachelor's studies.
  • have not yet started their Master's program at the time of application
  •  not older than 35 years

Application deadline:
Summer Semester 2024: January 8 - February 4, 2024

More information: Claussen-Simon-Stiftung - Master Plus

Dr. Arthur Pfungst-Stiftung
  • Students at a state university in Germany (Bachelor's, Master's and Staatsexamens degree programs in all disciplines).
  • Students who, at the time of application, can already present their first proof of academic achievement from their studies
  • Students who have at least one year of study left within the standard period of study.

Application deadline:
by Sept. 15, 2023, for scholarships starting January 1, 2024.

More information:Dr. Arthur Pfungst-Stiftung

Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung
  • Open to students of all disciplines
  • Business and natural sciences are preferred

Application deadline: anytime, but must have at least 6 months remaining Application should be received approximately 3 months prior to the desired period of support.

More information: Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung

Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfond
  • Students at universities with state-recognized degrees
  • Students with financing gaps between the cost of education and their available personal funds and/or other funding

Application Deadline:

    February 1 - March 1
    August 1 - September 1

More information: Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfond

Kreuzberger-Kinderstiftung: IKAROS Rückenwind Stipendium
  • students enrolled at Berlin/Brandenburg universities up to the fourth semester
  • especially welcome are graduates of the second educational path and students from classic "working-class families".

More information: Kreuzberger-Kinderstiftung - IKAROS Rückenwind Stipendium

Annegret & Hans-Richard Meininghaus Stiftung
  • young people, adolescents and young adults who cannot finance their education themselves or whose families do not have the necessary means to successfully complete the education they are aiming for
  • People with voluntary commitment to society

Application deadline: at any time, the foundation's board of directors decides on the funding application at regular intervals

More information:Annegret & Hans-Richard Meininghaus Stiftung

Reemtsma Begabtenförderungswerk
  • Students at German universities (from the 1st semester, all disciplines).
  •  Funding is only possible until the beginning of the 30th year of life

Application deadline:

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

More information: Reemtsma Begabtenförderungswerk

SBB Aufstiegsstipendium
  • 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: application period 2024/1
September 9 - November 27, 2023

More information: SBB - Aufstiegsstipendium

Solidaris Gmbh: Dialog-Stipendium
  • Students who bring the idealism and enthusiasm to counteract the loneliness of many elderly people in our society through their visits to social institutions.

Application deadline: Winter semester: October 15, 2023

More information: Solidaris Gmbh - Dialog-Stipendium

Spenersche Stiftung

Any person whose income does not exceed twice the Hartz IV rate.

Application deadline:

    Summer semester: March 15
    Winter semester: September 15

More information: Spenersche Stiftung

Funding for special study programmes

  • Students who do not have a prior academic record or need on financial aid
  • Majors: Paper and packaging technology, other engineering sciences
  • Students who, irrespective of their field of study, particularly stand out due to their life path or commitment
  • Students in bachelor's degree programs; only in exceptional cases are master's degree programs supported

Application deadline:

    January 5
    June 1

More information: Barthel-Stiftung

B. Braun Stiftung
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians (especially clinicians)
  • Nurses
  • Nursing scientists
  • Hospital managers
  • Students and trainees of all health care professions for further education and training

Application deadline:

    April 30
    October 31
More information: B. Braun Stiftung

Bundeswehr: Stipendium für technische Studiengänge
  • 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 - Stipendium für technische Studiengänge

Dr. Friedrich Jungheinrich-Stiftung
  • Electrical engineering, logistics, mechanical engineering as well as STEM

Application deadline:

    April 30
    October 31

More information: Dr. Friedrich Jungheinrich-Stiftung

e.fellows.net: IT-Stipendium
  • Students of (business) computer science and other STEM degree programs with an IT connection who are enrolled at a university in the summer semester of 2023.

Application deadline: May 14, 2023

More information: : e.fellows.net - IT-Stipendium

e.fellows.net: WiWi-Stipendium
  • for e-fellows only
  • Students of economics who are enrolled at a university in the summer semester 2023.

Application deadline: May 14, 2023

More information: e.fellows.net: WiWi-Stipendium

Franz und Maria Kießling-Stiftung
  • Architecture students

Application deadline: only in the months of February and August

More information: Franz und Maria Kießling-Stiftung

  • Study at a university (Bachelor or Master)
  • Appealing performance in STEM school subjects (electrical engineering and information technology, computer science, mechanical engineering, mechatronics and business informatics)
  • At least three semesters until the regular end of studies

Application deadline: June 1 - Sept. 30 for funding to begin in the following year

More information: HEIDENHAIN-Stipendium

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

Application deadline: scholarships are usually awarded every month

More information:  IT Talents Gmbh: IT-Stipendium

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich Müller-Stiftung
  • Students of mechanical and electrical engineering at (technical) universities in the master's program
  • Bachelor's degree with grade 2.5 and better

Application deadline: end of March

More information: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich Müller Foundation

  • Students of engineering, economics or STEM subjects
  • At least in the 3rd semester of the Bachelor's program or in the Master's program

Application deadline: for winter semester 2023/2024 and summer semester 2024:
September 1 - 30, 2023

More information: Rheinstahl-Stiftung

  • Students enrolled in a full-time business-oriented master's degree program
  • Bachelor's degree was also obtained at a university in a German-speaking country

Application deadline: for summer semester 2023: May 31, 2023

More information: Schmalenbach-Stiftung

WiWi Talents (non-material sponsorship)
  • Business Sciences
  • Economy
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Business Administration and Engineering
  • Business Law
  • Business informatics
  • Business Mathematics
  • Related courses of study (business psychology, etc.)

Application deadline: May 15, 2023
More information: WiWi Talents

Funding for selected target groups

MTU Stiftung: Frauen MINT

Female students of scientific and technical disciplines, e.g.

  •     Aerospace engineering
  •     Mechanical engineering
  •     Industrial engineering
  •     Electrical engineering
  •     Computer science
  •     Mathematics or
  •     Physics

Application deadline: March 24, 2023

More information: MTU Stiftung - Frauen MINT  

Nicolaidis YoungWings Stipendium: Bildungsstipendium
  • Half-orphans and orphans
  • at the age of 17-27 years
  • with German citizenship

Application deadline: 01.12.2023 until 01.02.2024

More information: Nicolaidis YoungWings Stipendium - Bildungsstipendium