Scholarships and Foundations

Scholarships - with different requirements and award criteria

Scholarships can be a way to finance your studies. Scholarships not only support students with above-average performance; socio-political and social engagement also play a role. In addition to the options listed on this page, there are many other scholarships with different requirements and award criteria. In the boxes you will find databases with which you can get a supplementary overview, as well as advice on the topic of scholarship research and application.


Deutschlandstipendium

The Deutschlandstipendium program provides support to talented and high-achieving students at public and staterecognised institutions of higher education in Germany. This is how the Deutschlandstipendium works: Scholarship support for recipients is €300 per month. One half is pledged by private sponsors, and the other half comes from the Federal Government. Read more


Scholarships

On the Internet, you can find the platform Stipendienlotse (www.stipendienlotse.de),  initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, where you can search for grants yourself. Further information on scholarships can also be found at www.stipendien-tipps.de or at www.mystipendium.de.

List of scholarships for international Students

Avicenna Foundation

Avicenna Foundation

A scholarship means more than financial support. Counseling by the business center, accompanying support by university lecturers, networking with other scholarship holders, seminars on religion-related topics, summer schools and language courses form the framework for ideal support. In three different areas, we promote professional excellence, addressing our own faith and taking on social responsibility. Our goal is to offer funding tailored to the needs of our scholarship holders. Here, we are also focusing on the ideas and commitment of our scholarship holders. It is therefore desirable that they should contribute and develop their own initiatives.

Students can receive an income-dependent basic scholarship of up to € 735 per month. A student fee of 300 euros per month is paid to all students.In addition to the basic scholarship, we can also provide family supplements in the amount of € 155 per month and a child care allowance of € 130 per month per child. The maximum duration of funding is based on the regular study period.

Contact:
Große Hamkenstraße 19
49074 Osnabrück
Tel.: +49 (541) 506 99 14 -14
http://www.avicenna-studienwerk.de/

 

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Foundation (ELES)

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Foundation (ELES)

ELES supports specially talented Jewish students and graduate students with German citizenship, nationality of an EU member state or the status of a German national under the terms of §8 BAföG for their education at state Universities and (according to the guidelines of the BMBF) state recognized Universities, ie Universities, universities of applied sciences, as well as art and music colleges in Germany, the European Union and Switzerland. Applications from non-Jewish students are possible as well.

This support is based on the commitment and self-development possibilities of our fellows and scholarship holders.

The funding provided by the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich study program consists of a financial and an ideal support for its scholarship holders. The financial support consists of a monthly scholarship and a monthly study cost flat rate or a research cost lump sum. Family and childcare supplements can be granted additionally. The scholarships do not have to be repaid.

Contact:
Postfach 210320
10503 Berlin
Tel.: Telefon (030) 3199 8170-0
Email: info@no-spam.eles-studienwerk.de
http://www.eles-studienwerk.de/index.php?id=7

Contact at the university of Rostock:
Prof. Dr. Rafael Arnold
Chair of Romance Linguistics
phone: +49 381 498-2619

 

Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst

Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst

The Evangelisches Studienwerk grants scholarships to gifted protestant students at universities with study courses of more than six semesters. Prerequisites are outstanding achievements and the commitment to take responsibility in society on the basis of protestant principles. The applicant is requested to submit an own application together with an expertise and participates in a two-level recruitment procedure. Application deadline is March 1st  and September 1st of each year. The maximum monthly scholarship amounts, depending on the income, to 525 Euro plus 150 Euro book allowance. 

Contact: 
Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V.
Haus Villigst, Iserlohner Straße 25, 58239 Schwerte
Phone: +49 (0) 2304 755196
www.evstudienwerk.de

Contact at the university of Rostock:
Prof. Dr. Boris Hage  
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF)  
MNF/Institute of Physics (IfPH)  
Phone: +49 381 498-6770
Email: boris.hage@uni-rostock.de 

 

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V.

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation supports students of all study courses with outstanding scientific qualifications, who have an upright moral character and show commitment to society and politics. Scholarship holders are expected to complete their studies in an appropriate time frame and with success. Students must continuously furnish proof of their achievements. Currently, scholarship and book allowance amount to 525 Euro plus 80 Euro book allowance. The application can be submitted informally. 

Contact address: 
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. Abt. Studienförderung
Godesberger Allee 149, 53175 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 8830
www.fes.de

Contact at the university of Rostock:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig
Institute for Chemistry | Physical Chemistry
Phone: +49 (0)381/498-6517
Email: ralf.ludwiguni-rostockde

Friedrich-Naumann Foundation

Friedrich-Naumann Foundation

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation supports gifted German students and graduates at scientific universities and colleges of art. The support for German students starts in the third subject-related semester. Foreign applicants must come from one of the project countries of the foundation. Support is only granted for PhD projects and postgraduate studies. Inclusion criteria for the scholarship program are exceptional scientific abilities and excellence, upright moral character and the commitment to take responsibility and demonstrate political and social engagement based on liberal principles. Detailed requirements can be referenced in the support guidelines. Application deadlines are May 31 and November 30. 

Contact address: 
Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung
Karl-Marx-Straße 02, 14482 Potsdam
Phone: +49 (0) 331 70190
www.fnst.de

Contact at the university of Rostock:
Prof. Dr. Rafael Arnold
Chair of Romance Linguistics
Phone: +49 381 498-2619

Prof. Dr. Mathias Paschen
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology 
Phone: +49 381 498-9230

Friedrich- und Irmgard Harms Foundation

Friedrich- und Irmgard Harms Foundation

Friedrich and Irmgard Harms Foundation supports high-performance advanced students as well as young scholars in their graduation phase. Funding can be granted to university applicants and their foreign partner universities in the case of proven social need. Originally, the foundation, founded in 1994, promoted the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University. In 2005 the ownership of a student residence built by the founder, Friedrich Harms, has been handed over to the University of Rostock. The house is managed by the Board of Trustees.

Application deadlines: February 28 and August 31 of each year

Periods of approval: one semester each; On April 1st and October 1st respectively

Contact:

Dr. Rosina Neumann

August-Bebel-Str. 28 / room 7015

phone.: +49 381 498-2571

 

Hanns-Seidel Foundation e.V.

Hanns-Seidel Foundation e.V.

The Hanns Seidel Foundation provides conceptual and financial support to exceptionally gifted students who are at the same time committed to society and politics in order to enable them to critically and actively contribute to shaping a state based on constitutionality and social welfare under a social system based on freedom and democracy. Applications may be submitted by German students of all study programs, who are officially enrolled at a state-recognized scientific university and/or at a university of fine arts and music. Applications are not accepted from individuals who are enrolled for a second degree or are over 32 years of age. All forms required for the application must be requested from the Studienförderung (study support) of Hanns Seidel Foundation. Application deadlines for students at scientific universities and colleges are January 31 and July 31. 

Contact: 
Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung e.V. - Studienförderung
Postfach 190846, Lazarettstraße 33, 80636 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 12580
www.hss.de

 

Hans-Böckler Foundation

Hans-Böckler Foundation

The Hans Böckler Foundation is an association of the German Trade Union for co-determination, research and academic support. The foundation provides conceptual and financial support for studies and PhD programs of committed and gifted employees and children from working-class backgrounds. In addition the foundation awards scholarships for vocational training and education at institutes, where students can receive a university entrance qualification. The Hans Böckler Foundation focuses on the following selection criteria: engagement in trade unions and society has priority over the academic and personal qualifications for the selected study or PhD program. 

As part of the program Böckler-Aktion-Bildung, refugees have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship.
For further information, please visit: http://www.boeckler.de/107463.htm.

The next application deadline is on April 30.

Contact : 
Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
Hans-Böckler-Str. 39, 40476 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 77780
www.boeckler.de

Contact at the university of Rostock:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Diettrich
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
Phone: +49 (0) 381 498 4560

Prof. Dr. Franz Kaiser
Institut für Berufspädagogik
Phone: (0381) 498 2643

 

Heinrich-Böll Foundation

Heinrich-Böll Foundation

The Green Party affiliated Heinrich-Böll Foundation is guided by the basic political principles of democracy, ecology, solidarity and non-violence. Its work is focussed on sustainable development and international environmental politics, future of labour and socio-democratic participation, human rights, future of democracy and global governance, gender mainstreaming and feminism, migration, art, culture and media.
The scholarship and support program of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation approves 80 to 100 applications every year for gifted German and foreign students and graduates from all branches of study, who have shown outstanding achievements and proven commitment to take responsibility and who are actively engaged to implement the objectives of the foundation. Applicants must be enrolled at state-recognized or state-owned institutions of higher education in Germany, have completed their basic studies and must be still in their standard period of study (Regelstudienzeit) at the time the scholarship payment begins. Applicants for PhD programs or post-graduate studies must have obtained the qualification required for PhD program or post-graduate study admission and/or individuals with a foreign university leaving certificate must be admitted for a PhD program or post-graduate studies at an institution of higher education of Germany. Deadlines for brief applications: March 1st / Sept 1st; deadline for foreign applicants: Sept 1st. 

Contact: 
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Studienwerk
Hackesche Höfe, Rosenthaler Strasse 40/41, 10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 28534 400, Fax: +49 (0) 30 28534 409
www.boell.de

Contact at the University of Rostock: 
Dr. Gudrun Heinrich  
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (WSF) 
Phone: +49 381 498-4452
Email: gudrun.heinrich@uni-rostock.de

 

Konrad-Adenauer Foundation e.V.

Konrad-Adenauer Foundation e.V.

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation awards scholarships to students of exceptional academic achievement and thus prepares them for a career in public life, science, business and international organisations. German and foreign students who are not older than 32 years of age are eligible to receive scholarship support. Students must agree to participate in summer academies and to demonstrate outstanding achievements in their studies. The amount of scholarship payments depends on the income. Application deadlines are January 15 for admissions for the summer semester and July 15 for admissions for the winter semester. Applicants must submit an expertise of the university teacher in order to evaluate the academic qualification and an additional expertise to evaluate the personal qualification. 

Contact address: 
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. Institut für Begabtenförderung
Rathausallee 12, 53757 St. Augustin
Phone: +49 (0) 2241 2460
www.kas.de

Contact person at the university of Rostock: 
Prof. Dr. Stefan Creuzberger 
Institute of History 
Tel.: +49 381 498-2713

Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation

Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation considers itself part of the political movement for democratic socialism. The foundation was recognized in 1992 as party-affiliated, nationwide foundation by the Party of Democratic Socialism (Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (PDS), now „The Left“ (Die Linke). 

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is actively involved in political education aimed at the democratization of political will, social justice and solidarity and at overcoming patriarchal, ethnic and national oppression. 

Contact: 
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Studienwerk
Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 44310 223
www.rosalux.de

Contact at the university of Rostock:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Sill  
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science (MNF)
Phone: +49 381 498-6652
Email: hans-dieter.sill@uni-rostock.de 


Dr. Georgia Christinidis  
Faculty of Philosophy (PHF)
Institute for American and English Studies (IAA)
Phone: +49 381 498-2583
Email: georgia.christinidis@uni-rostock.de 

Foundation of German Business (sdw) gGmbH

Foundation of German Business (sdw) gGmbH

The Foundation of German Business (sdw) supports students and post-graduates, who are exceptionally gifted, achieved outstanding qualifications, take an active role in society and are able to look beyond their own special subjects. Scholarship requirements can be referenced at the website of the foundation. Currently scholarship and book allowance amount to 605 Euro per month for students and up to 1020 Euro per month for post-graduates. The foundation regularly organises interesting seminars and summer academies and sponsors foreign studies abroad. Interested individuals should contact the tutor at their institution of higher education first and will, based on the tutor’s recommendation, be invited to a recruitment seminar. 

Contact: 
Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) im Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft
Breite Str. 29, 10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 20331540
www.sdw.org

Contact at the university of Rostock:
Prof. Dr. Carolin Retzlaff-Fürst
Institut for Biosciences
Tel.: 0381 / 4986190

Study Foundation of the German People e.V.

Study Foundation of the German People e.V.

The Study Foundation of the German People e.V. has set itself the target to support the higher education of young people, who’s excellent scientific and artistic abilities justify expectations of outstanding achievements for the benefit of all people. High-school graduates are recommended by their headmasters, students at school are admitted in the course of competitions. University students are directly recommended by their university teachers. Own applications are only admitted for special study projects under the scholarship programs. Recommendations are admitted at any time. The applicants are invited to two detailed interviews and one recruitment seminar. Selection criteria are not based on the income situation of the applicant. The basic scholarship amounts to a maximum of 525 Euro. 

Contact: 
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e.V.
Ahrstraße 41, 53175 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 820960
www.studienstiftung.de

Contact persons at the university of Rostock:
Prof. Dr. Martin Rösel
Faculty of Theology
Phone: +49 (0) 381 498-8411