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.

Deutschlandstipendium

Deutschlandstipendium

Das „Deutschlandstipendium“ der  Bundesregierung ist ein neues nationales Stipendienprogramm, mit dem besonders begabte und leistungsstarke Studierende an Hochschulen in Deutschland gefördert werden.

Die Universität Rostock begrüßt und unterstützt dieses Programm. 

Die Stipendien in Höhe von 300 Euro pro Monat werden von privaten Geldgebern (Unternehmen, Stiftungen, Privatpersonen, Vereine) und vom Bund gemeinsam finanziert.

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Upgrading Scholarship for persons with occupational experience

Upgrading Scholarship for persons with occupational experience

The Upgrading Scholarship for persons with occupational experience is a Federal Government funding.

The program supports specialists with vocational training and at least two years of working experience when they intend to start their first university study course.

The application can be submitted even before starting the study course and until the end of the second term. Persons who have worked in their job for many years are invited to submit an application, too.

Contact address:
Stiftung Begabtenförderung berufliche Bildung (SBB)
Lievelingsweg 102-104
53119 Bonn
Tel.: 0228 62931-43

www.aufstiegsstipendium.de

Cusanuswerk

Cusanuswerk

The task of the Cusanuswerk is the conceptual and financial support for exceptionally gifted German Catholic students in all fields of study at scientific universities and colleges of art and music. Support is granted to all courses of study starting in the second subject-related semester until the first final examination qualifying for a career start. The scholarship holders must agree to an active participation in the educational program of the Cusanuswerk (summer academies, academic student conferences, graduate conferences, general meetings). Prerequisites are exceptional intellectual and scientific abilities. The approval for the selection procedure is based on a recommendation made by a university teacher or a campus minister. Applications from individual students are also accepted. The maximum monthly scholarship amounts to 525 Euro. Book allowance constitutes of a standard 80 Euro monthly sum. 

Contact address: 
Cusanuswerk Bischöfliche Studienförderung
Baumschulallee 5, 53115 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 98 38 40
www.cusanuswerk.de

Contact at the University of Rostock
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Stolz
Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences
phone: 0381 - 498 6780
E-Mail: heinrich.stolz(at)uni-rostock(dot)de

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

As one of Europe’s largest foundations, the German Federal Foundation Environment (“Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt”) promotes up to 60 doctoral scholars per year. Promoted are all junior scientists who elaborate an advanced research work related to the field of environmental protection. Particularly welcome are interdisciplinary topics, i.e. apart from natural and engineering sciences also application from the social sciences, humanities, business sciences and law field are appreciated.

contact adress:
Postfach 1705
An der Bornau 2
49090 Osnabrück
phone: 0541 96330

www.dbu.de

Dream NEW-Scholarship

The "Dream NEW" scholarship promotes students who have great dreams and want to realize them in the future-oriented education climate of New Zealand. The total of 8 "Dream NEW" scholarships with a total value of € 60,000 enable an international semester at one of 8 world-class universities in New Zealand. Here is the link to the application: http://www.mystipendium.de/stipendien/dream-new-stipendium

Decelaration scholarship

In between internships, examinations and strict deadlines, you are still able to manage maintaining peace? Relaxation is your priority? The new deceleration scholarship promotes students who can consciously switch off - whether with old-established or very extraordinary techniques. The scholarship, worth about € 10,400, includes an international semester at the Golden West College in California (including flights, accommodation, meals, etc.). Click here to apply: http://www.aifs.de/studieren-im-ausland/usa/colleges/golden-west-college-kalifornien/stipendium

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 1st  March and 1st September of each year. The maximum monthly scholarship amounts, depending on the income, to 525 Euro plus 150 Euro book allowance. 

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

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 person at the university:
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 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: 28 February and 31 August of each year

Periods of approval: one semester each; On 1 April and 1 October 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 address: 
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 30th 2017.

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

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

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 1 / Sept 1; deadline for foreign applicants: Sept 1. 

Contact address: 
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

ICU-Scholarship

The ICU Fellowship offers a comprehensive and excellent promotion of leadership with more than 200 internships and gap year projects worldwide at multinational corporations, strategy consultations, hidden champions, venture capital / private equity funds, start-ups and NGOs (eg Amazon, BASF, Bertelsmann, Daimler, Lufthansa Cargo Human Care, etc.), a personal mentor at top management level, executive coaching and financial support.


The scholarship program is designed for bachelors, masters and examiners of all disciplines.

More information about the scholarship can be found here.

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: 
Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Sigrid Mratschek 
Heinrich Schliemann Institute for Archaeology 
Phone: +49 (0) 381 498 2795

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

Weakness-Scholarship

The Schwächen-Stipendium (https://www.travelworks.de/schwaechen-stipendium/) promotes students who are open to their weaknesses or even converted their supposed weaknesses into strengths. The scholarship includes a fully-financed 4-week language course at Kewarra Beach in Cairns, Australia including course fees, flights, accommodation, meals and 400 € pocket money.

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 address: 
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
Prof. Dr. Carolin Retzlaff-Fürst
Institut for Biosciences
Tel.: 0381 / 4986190

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e.V.

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e.V.

The German National Academic Foundation 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 schoola 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 address: 
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e.V.
Ahrstraße 41, 53175 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 820960
www.studienstiftung.de

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

Mawista Scholarship

Mawista Scholarship

To MAWISTA it is important to encourage young people, who choose to study abroad with their children. In the foreground are your career, your personality and your personal background, no hard facts such as grades or the duration of your study.

Contact address:

Albstraße 26
73240 Wendlingen

Phone +49 7024 469510

http://www.mawista.com/stipendium/

#ichmachwasanderes scholarship

#ichmachwasanderes scholarship

The #ichmachwasanderes scholarship program promotes students that do not correspond with the classical elite definition. It addresses students who do not have a straight career or break with classical patterns. Good marks, short duration of study or similar are no precondition for being granted the scholarship. The funding comprises of a full scholarship of 9,900 Euros value for one semester abroad at the Capilano University in Canada, flight, accommodation and catering included.

Junge-Helden-scholarhip

Heroes exist only in film? Total nonsense!! The "Junge-Helden-Scholarship" promotes students who have been particularly committed to society at a young age. The scholarship, worth about 4.500 €, includes a fully-financed foreign stay in the USA (including flight, accommodation, meals, etc.). Here is more information about the scholarship: http://www.mystipendium.de/stipendien/aifs-camp-america-308934

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.

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.

http://www.eles-studienwerk.de/index.php?id=7

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