Deutschlandstipendium (national scholarship scheme)
At Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, the Deutschlandstipendium is awarded once a year for the beginning of the winter semester. Full details of the Deutschlandstipendium are available here.
Portals and databases
Stipendienlotse (A guide to grants) produced by the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
This comprehensive database of grants has a number of filter options such as stage of education or training, university subject or region of interest. The Stipendienlotse is the central point of contact for German and international grants in the private and public sectors.
plusStipendium: Joint service offered by 13 organisations providing grants to gifted students
plusStipendium presents thirteen organisations which provide grants for gifted students under the umbrella of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). These foundations are part of a pluralistic programme of support for training, education and research. They award grants to students from all disciplines and reflect the pluralistic nature of our society: some have a denominational or political affiliation, one organisation is anchored in the business world, one is supported by the trade unions, and one provider is independent of any particular ideological, religious and political views. Apart from good results and social commitment, further selection criteria are the applicant’s personality and biography.
Find the foundation which is right for you
Information on other foundations which promote students specifically according to specialist field or certain criteria such as first-degree students, students who qualified for university via an alternate route, those with a migrant background, women in STEM subjects etc., can be obtained from the Student Advice Centre.