THERE ARE 2 KIND OF SCHOLARSHIPS IN GERMANY1. Germany Government Scholarships
2. Germany Universities Scholarships
GERMANY GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP
DAAD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIESThe German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies.
DAAD RESEARCH GRANTS FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES AND YOUNG ACADEMICS AND SCIENTISTSDAAD research grants provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out a research project of a course of continuing education and training at a German state (public) or state-recognized higher education institution or non-university research institute.
GERMAN FOUNDATIONS’ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMESGermany offers various scholarships for students. There are number of political and religious foundations in Germany offering scholarships to international students.
The list is mentioned below:
The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung:The programme offers financial assistance to international and German students as well. The fellowship is restricted to the first phase of study leading up to the initial professional qualification examination. The international students selected for the scholarship receive annual sum to cover fees associated with Univeristy of enrolment and health insurance, in addition to a monthly stipend and money for books.
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung:This foundation is associated with the German Freien Demokratischen Partei (FDP), otherwise known as the Liberals. The foundation sponsor students with broad sense of social responsibility. Women, Fachhochschule students, and students of natural sciences and engineering are especially encouraged to apply. The Konrad Adenauer Foundation:The foundation offers financial assistance to students identifying with Christian-Democratic values. As a rule, applications for financial assistance are accepted only as of a student’s second semester of study.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung:The Green Political Foundation offers financial aid to students, as well as an extended support programme which includes, for instance, various seminars. About 70% of the students receiving assistance the Heinrich Böll Foundation are women. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation:This foundation is engaged in political education and is affiliated to the Left Party in Germany. The foundation is granting scholarships since 1999 to undergraduate and graduate students possessing social and political commitment. The foundation gives preference to socially, physically disadvantaged applicants.
Cusanus Werk and Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) Programme:Both organisations provide financial assistance to highly qualified international students professing the Roman Catholic faith. The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) assists students from other countries whereas the Cusanus Werk programme is generally restricted to German and EU students.
The European Scholarship program of the Evangelisches (Protestant) Studienwerk e v Villigst and Evangelischen StudentInnengemeinde (ESG):The European Scholarship programme of the Evangelisches (Protestant) Studienwerk e.v Villigst funds academically-qualified students of the Protestant faith from EU countries, while the Evangelischen StudentInnengemeinde (ESG) provides scholarships to Protestant students from developing countries.
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt:This environmental foundation associated with the German federal government provides 60 scholarships a year to doctoral and post-doctoral students from Germany and abroad working in the area of environmental sciences.
Otto Benecke Stiftung e.v: The Otto Benecke Foundation was founded in 1965 at the Technische Universität Berlin and operates on behalf of the German federal government. The foundation provides financial assistance to ethnic-German immigrants from Eastern Europe, political refugees, and asylum seekers studying in Germany and under the age of thirty. Promotionsförderung des Landes Berlin:The City of Berlin awards a number of scholarships to assist doctoral students.
Applicants must demonstrate above-average merit and an academic goal which suggests that they will make an important contribution to scientific research. Awards are made twice yearly, generally in the first half of April and October.
Studienstiftung des Detuschen Volkes:This foundation is politically, religiously, and ideologically independent. It awards around 1,000 scholarships each year to highly-gifted students, including those in a doctoral program, and currently provides financial assistance to about 5,500 recipients.
GERMANY UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
TUITION FREE UNIVERSITIES IN GERMANYFor many years, higher institutions of education in Germany usually do not charge any tuition fees for undergraduate studies. But after the Constitutional Court of Germany lifted the ban on tuition fees in January 2005, a number of Federal states now charge tuition fees for undergraduate students. Postgraduate studies such as most Master’s or PhD has been charging tuition fees for some time now.
TUITION FEES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMESSince the winter semester 2006/07, German universities are now allowed to charge tuition fees for undergraduate study programmes. Currently, only 4 out of 16 Federal states charge tuition fees of up to 500 Euros per semester. These states are Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Hamburg, and Lower Saxony. All other federal states only request a certain amount of money as a semester contribution (about 50 euros) but charge no tuition fees. Detailed information on tuition fees in different federal states in Germany can be found at this page.
TUITION FEES FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMMESIn most cases, you need to pay tuition fee for Master’s programmes. The fees vary between 650 Euros and several thousand Euros per Semester. Aside from the tuition fee, each student has to pay a certain amount as a semester contribution to the university (about 50 Euros ).
COST OF STUDYING IN GERMANY: On average, German students spend about 500-800 Euros for accommodation, transport, food and miscellaneous expenses.