Please find below an overview of scholarships in Germany for international students:


1. DAAD Scholarship Programs

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is a joint organization of Germany's higher education institutions, responsible for promoting international academic relations. The DAAD scholarships are awarded to students who want to get a qualification in a full-time course of study. The applicants should have completed their Bachelor's degree not more than in the last 6 years and they should have at least two years of proven work experience. The stipend amount of the DAAD scholarship is 850€ monthly for postgraduate students and 1,200€ monthly for doctoral students. Check the database of the DAAD here.

2. Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards approx. 1,200 scholarships a year.

Non-EU students in their Master's studies will receive 850€ per month, in addition to individual allowances (tuition fees might be possible). EU students of the same level of study will receive 649€ plus 300€ book money per month. It is awarded for the regular period of study with the possibility of extension by one semester. Further information.


The CONACYT Mexican Scholarship aims to provide Mexican citizens with funding to support studies overseas at the point of admission or while they are undertaking studies abroad to enhance their skills in areas of Science, Technology, and Innovation and contribute back to Mexico and form linkages with global partner institutions. More details.


COLFUTURO is a Colombian non-profit foundation that was established in 1991 with the support of the National Government and some of the most important companies of the private sector in the country at that time. Its main objective is to provide financial support and increase the possibilities for Colombian citizens to access high-quality postgraduate study programs abroad. Check it out.

5. Erasmus Scholarships

The Erasmus+ is a European Union programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period of 2014-2020, implemented by the European Commission and few supporting organizations to offer financial support for the activities which increase skills and employability among youth in Europe. Erasmus+ Programme, since 2014 is an integrated successor of several educational programmes of European Union which were implemented in the period 2007-2013. Find a suitable scholarship.

6. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship Programs

To address social disadvantages by supporting students who actively work for freedom, justice and social cohesion in their commitment to social democracy, or will do so in future, continues to be one of the aims of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. More information.


Please also check the scholarships and fundings listed here on the website of the TU Berlin.

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Q: How does the application process work?

A: Applications for the GPE program are only accepted online via this link. Paper applications...

Q: What does GPE cost?

A: The program fee is 15.500 EUR for the complete two-year program. Additionally, living costs...

Q: How much do I have to plan for living costs in Germany?

A: Your monthly costs sum up to more or less 1000 EUR per month:450 EUR: Student apartments range...