Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.
The Deutschlandstipendium supports new or advanced students of excellent academic and professional promise. A wide net is cast to include all talents and potential: good grades and an excellent academic record, the willingness to take responsibility or the successful overcoming of obstacles on the candidate's personal or educational path. The funding of EUR 300 is granted irrespective of the student's income (in addition to BAföG funding) for a period of at least two semesters and at most until the end of the standard study period, thus giving the scholars the opportunity to focus on their studies. One half of the scholarship is financed by the Federal government, the other by private donors. The selection committees of the single higher-education institutions decide upon the allocation of the scholarships.
new or advanced students of excellent academic and professional promise
admission to studies
Number of Scholarships
approximately 25,500 students have been awarded a Deutschlandstipendium in 2016.
at least two semesters, at most until the end of the standard study period
EUR 300 each month
- (advanced) students: can apply if they meet the requirements of the higher-education institution they are enrolled at
- new students: may apply if they meet the requirements of the institution of higher education they are about to enrol at
The institutions of higher education supporting the programme set the admission criteria, i.e. application deadlines, and will provide all relevant information. A list of the participating institutions is available here