Best Scholarships for International Students in Germany (BS, MS, PhD, Post Doc)

German Universities are one of the best in research in all over the world. Studying in German universities can be financially hurting. But, there are a few scholarships options, that can help you study in German universities for free and even bring you additional benefits. When a student studies in Germany he/she can get the chance to build cross-cultural understanding, work in International standard based labs under the supervision of top mentors.

We have prepared a list of such programs that can help you make your dream come true.

In this list you can find scholarships for all levels i.e. BS (bachelors), MS (masters), PhD (doctoral),

This includes scholarships for all kinds of programs:

  • Medicine
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Arts
  • Science
  • Research Fellowships
  • Engineering etc

Go through this list and find a suitable Scholarship for yourself.

Scholarships by German Government:

1. DAAD Scholarships:

International students get many scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at various degree levels in Germany. This Scholarship one of the best scholarships of the world for International Students.

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2. Erasmus+

It is the largest scholarship program in Europe for international students and one of the best scholarship programs in the world.

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Non-Government Scholarships in Germany:

1. Deutschland Stipendium

Talented Students studying at German Universities can avail merit-based scholarships up to $300 per month.

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2. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship Programme

Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) are funded by the European Commission for International students wishing to pursue a post-doctoral research scholarship in Germany.

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3. Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellowship

International students can get a fellowship at the University of Berlin for postdoctoral research by the Einstein Foundation.

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4. Mawista Scholarship

Great scholarship opportunity for candidates who want to pursue studies in Germany along with the care of their child.

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5. Konrad-Adenauer-Stifung Scholarships (KAS Scholarship)

Students who are under 30 years may apply for masters and Ph.D. Scholarships and have completed their bachelor’s degree from their home country.

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6. The Helmholtz Association

All international doctoral and postdoctoral students around the world can get fellowships annually and at Helmholtz center in Germany. This is an amazing opportunity for international researchers to paid research in Germany.

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7. Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students:

The Heinrich Boll grants are available for the international graduates and PhD students. The scholarship is not available for undergraduate students.

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8. Kurt Hansen Science Scholarships

Students who are seeking to get scholarships in the field of science in Germany can apply in this category of scholarship, funded by the Byer Foundation.

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9. Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers:

This is a Post-doc research program in Germany. Interested international students from emerging and developing can apply for the Georg Forster Fellowship.

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Scholarships by German Universities:

1. Heidelberg University Scholarships for Students

International Students studying dentistry or medicine belonging from developing countries can get a range of scholarships like the Amirana Scholarship.

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2. KAAD Scholarships

KAAD Scholarships is for students from developing countries. International Students who possess German-language skills, catholic-Christian denomination, and willing to pursue master’s or Ph.D. level studies from developing countries can get scholarships by the KAAD scheme.

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3. Universitat Hamburg Merit Scholarships for International Students:

All international students who have been enrolled in two semesters in any degree program will be considered for this merit scholarship as well as financial assistance.

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4. Kofi Annan MBA Scholarships:

Kofi Annan MBA Scholarships are available for the students for developing countries. International students can get full-time MBA one-year scholarships belonging to the developing countries at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin. Female candidates can get other ESMT’s Women Academic Scholarship.

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5. RWTH Aachen University Scholarship and Funding Programs:

All International and domestic students of Germany can get financial assistance by applying to this scholarship.

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6. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München &  Universität Regensburg Scholarship

All International students who want to be a research fellow on the scholarship of SouthEast and East European Studies at a Graduate level can apply at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich or Universitat Regensburg.

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7. Ulm University Scholarships for International Scholarships:

All international students at Ulm University can get a one-semester need-based scholarship. The Ulm scholarship Germany is offered only for one semester.

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8. DRD Scholarships for African Students in Germany:

At Ruhr-University Bochum, Sub-Saharan African students through merit-based scholarship can pursue their master’s degree.

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9. FRIAS Cofund Fellowship Programme in Germany

This Germany scholarship is available to international researchers to study at Universität Freiburg. The research fellowships are available in all disciplines.

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10. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids

For studying in the field of solid-state chemistry, candidates can apply for Post-doctoral Fellowships.

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11. HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Scholarships

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management scholarships is available for masters and PhD in management fields.

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