Apart from BAföG student grants, there are other funding options available (scholarships). The scholarships are usually awarded on merit by institutions under private law (foundations, clubs) or foundations from the business sector to high achieving students following a selection process. Scholarships are awarded on an individual basis.
As pre-conditions for scholarship applications vary greatly, we can only offer you some links here. If you are interested in a scholarship, we would recommend you to get in touch with the respective advisory services. Advice on the different funding options is available from the Students’ Union (AStA) office, the Studierendenwerk (Student Services), the Academic Counselling and Course Enquiries Department and from the lecturers at the University of Greifswald acting as liaison officers for the various foundations.
It is not possible to get a BAföG grant and a scholarship at the same time.
Foundations in Germany with liaison officers (lecturers) at the University of Greifswald:
- Aufstiegsstipendium für Berufserfahrene [de]
- Avicenna-Studienwerk [de]
- Cusanuswerk [de]
- Evangelisches Studienwerk [de]
- Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung [de]
- Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung [de]
- Hans-Böckler-Stiftung [de]
- Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung [de]
- Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung [de]
- Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung [de]
- Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung [de]
- Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft [de]
- Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes [de]
- Stipendienlotse [de]
The Stipendienlotse is an interactive platform run by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It helps you find a scholarship that matches the criteria you specify. It is the central point of contact for German and international scholarships in the private and public sector.
...is a collaboration of 13 organisations for the promotion of young talent that have been brought together under the umbrella of the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to support students and young researchers with special talents.
- Scholarship foundations in Germany and the US
This is an index of German foundations and consists of links to over 1,400 websites of foundations or related to foundations in Germany and the US.
- Der ELTERNKOMPASS – ein Stipendium für mein Kind?! [de]
The ELTERNKOMPASS is a free information portal provided by the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (Foundation of German Business), supported by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It gives information to parents on the many opportunities a scholarship can offer their children.