Germany is the second-largest country in Europe. Germany is one of the most attractive countries for international students to study because of its quality education, lifestyle and employment prospects. It has of the largest University systems in Europe. The tuition fee in Germany is very low as compared to other European countries. Apart from low tuition fees, it offers excellent employment opportunities for international students.
Germany provides excellent higher education to international and German students. Germany has a very broad range of educational institutions and universities in research and development. Most of the private and public institutions and colleges are funded by the state-federal government. The higher education in Germany is divided into colleges and universities at which bachelors, masters, PhD, research and credit system is adapted to international standards.
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German education is blended into theoretical knowledge with cutting edge research. Courses in these intuitions and universities are taught in German and English. Let’s have a glimpse of below-listed scholarships for international and German students who want to study in Germany or abroad.
Scholarship Program: Research Grants and Study Scholarships to German and Israeli students and graduates for bilateral stays in Germany and Israel
Employer: The Dr. Alexander und Rita Besser-Stiftung
Level of study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The Dr. Alexander und Rita Besser-Stiftung promotes the exchange and encounter of Israeli and German citizens. Grants and Scholarships are open to students and graduates of both nations alike to facilitate and encourage mutual understanding. They amount to EUR 1.000,00 per month and are awarded over a period of at least 3 but not exceeding 24 months. Limiting age for German citizens: 32 years; limiting age for Israeli citizens: 35 years, in well founded exceptions 37 years
Scholarship Website: http://stiftungen.stifterverband.info/t158_besser/besser_stiftung_scholarships.pdf
Scholarship Program: The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to German and foreign Students
Employer: The Heinrich Böll Foundation
Level of study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to German and foreignstudents in accordance with the guidelines issued by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Foreign Office(Auswärtiges Amt). Scholarships are awarded for the regular period of study.
Scholarship Website: http://www.boell.de/downloads/scholarships/A1-1Bewerbung_Stud_Febr2012_en.pdf
Scholarship Program: Sandwich-System DAAD-scholarships for doctoral research
Level of study: Doctoral
Brief Scholarship Description: In addition to its traditional programmes DAAD established a new scholarship programme for doctoral research under joint academic supervision. The „Sandwich-System“ – a joint supervision research model – is a flexible scholarship system providing financial assistance for doctoral research in Germany as well as mutual visits by the academic supervisors. The final doctoral examination takes place in the candidate’s home country.
Scholarship Website: http://www.bangkok.diplo.de/contentblob/2742864/Daten/1461792/20112012_Info_dd.pdf
Scholarship Program: German Egyptian Research Long-Term Scholarship “GERLS”
Employer: DAAD and Ministry of Higher Education and state for scientific research
Level of study: Doctorate
Brief Scholarship Description: Since the Channel-System has developed into one of the most successful programs, the Egyptian and the German side agree that the doctorate research pursued within the special channel-arrangements should serve both the professional career of the individual candidate and the development of the Egyptian universities and society. Upon identification of the appropriate German and Egyptian supervisor (professor at any Egyptian or German university), both sides work out a detailed plan of research for the candidate’s dissertation. For this purpose, the German professor may visit his Egyptian counterpart and the candidate at their home university.
Scholarship Website: http://www.mhesr-initiatives.org/gerls/files/GERLS%20Channel%20System%20Infosheet.pdf
Scholarship Program: Chinese Government Scholarship for China-Germany
Employer: MOE, Tongji University
Level of study: Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: According to the regulations stipulated by MOE, all undergraduate programs for international students are instructed in Chinese. Applicants with no command of Chinese are required to take the college preparatory courses for one to two years before pursuing major studies. And only by passing the examinations of the college preparatory courses could they start their university studies.
Scholarship Website: http://www.ifu.rub.de/mam/content/pdf/tongji_bewerbung.pdf
Scholarship Program: IGCS Scholarships for German PhD students
Level of study: PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: The applicant must be a PhD student in Engineering and / or Environmental Sciences or a field of studywith relevance to sustainability at the above mentioned universities. She / he is currently supervised by a professor, who is interested in scientific cooperation with Indian scientists at IIT Madras. Presentable appearance; very good English skills; intercultural communication skills are further requirements. Work abroad experience and knowledge of the region is of advantage. Successful applicants must be EU citizens.
Scholarship Website: http://www.igcs-chennai.org/wpcontent/uploads/2011/07/IGCS_Germanphd_scholarship.pdf
Scholarship Program: D.A.A.D (German Academic Exchange Service)Study and Research Grants to Germany
Level of study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The German Academic Exchange Service (D.A.A.D) represents the German system of higher education abroad, promoting Germany as an academic and research destination, and helping build ties between institutions around the world. D.A.A.D offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education. The Committee on General Scholarships is pleased to announce the Harvard University internal competition for the D.A.A.D Annual Grant program to Germany.
Scholarship Website: http://www.scholarship.harvard.edu/pdfs/T_DAAD_Guidelines.pdf
Scholarship Program: Käthe Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Employer: Delta Epsilon Phi
Level of study: High school
Brief Scholarship Description: Each year Delta Epsilon Phi funds one scholarship, named in honor of Käthe Wilson, the founder of Delta Epsilon Phi.The trip is organized through the AATG German Summer Study Program. The student selected will spend three weeks in Germany with a host family, attend Gymnasium (senior high school) classes and participate in excursions.
Scholarship Website: http://www.aatg.org/files/Kathe-Wilson-Scholarship.pdf
Scholarship Program: Indonesian-German Scholarship Program (IGSP)
Employer: Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) of Republic of Indonesia and Government of Federal Republic of Germany
Level of study: PhD and Research
Brief Scholarship Description: Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) of Republic of Indonesia has an education collaboration program with the Government of Federal Republic of Germany. The two parties have agreed to run the Indonesian-German Scholarship Program (IGSP) as part of the Debt Swap VII programme with the aim of improving the quality of Higher Education of Indonesia (in the field of human resources).
Scholarship Website: http://dikti.go.id/ketenagaan/Brocure%20Debt%20Swap.pdf
Scholarship Program: Mummert Scholarships for the Executives of Tomorrow from Central and South Eastern Europe
Employer: The Rochus and Beatrice Mummert Foundation
Level of study: Master‘s and training
Brief Scholarship Description: The Rochus and Beatrice Mummert Foundation consciously promotes tomorrow‘s management elite. To ensure that talented students can concentrate fully and absolutely on their studies and gain their degree in quick time, the Mummert Scholarship offers a special financial package that also includes rewards for excellent examination results.
Scholarship Website: http://www.mummertstiftung.de/content/language1/downloads/Mummert-Stiftung_englisch_2012.pdf
Scholarship Program: KAAD Scholarship Program 1
Level of study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: The scholarship program 1 (country programs) aimed at postgraduates and people with professional experience, which are for postgraduate studies or research stays invited to Germany. Here we work with partner organizations, which are made ??up of representatives of their home church and the universities. Applications must be made ??from their home countries, usually through the partner organizations.
Scholarship Website: http://kaad.de/stipendien/
Scholarship Program: BACDA-NRW Germany Scholarship
Level of study: Associates Degree and Higher Diploma
Brief Scholarship Description: The BACDA-NRW Germany scholarship programme provide financial assistance to qualified applicants studying in an accredited school, college or university in Cameroon. The scholarships are available to full-time students, including students enrolled in Associates Degree and Higher Diploma.
Scholarship Website: http://www.bacda-nrw.com/scholarships.htm
Scholarship Program: Stevenson Exchange Scholarships (students from France, Spain and Germany)
Employer: University of Glasgow
Level of study: Undergraduates and postgraduates
Brief Scholarship Description: Founded in 1932 and 1935 by Sir Daniel Stevenson, Bt.LLD, Chancellor of the University for the promotion of friendly relations between the students of Scotland, Germany, France and Spain. Scholars are required to pay their own travel expenses. A limited amount of scholarships may be awarded for periods of not less than four months.
Scholarship Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/homeandeuscholarships/undergraduate/
Scholarship Program: In-Country Scholarship Programme Uganda atMakerere University or Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Level of study: Masters or Ph.D.
Brief Scholarship Description: DAAD, as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes. The In-Country programme aims at university staff development in the first line, without neglecting other public sector demand of academically trained personnel. This scholarship programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Scholarship Website: http://news.mak.ac.ug/sites/default/files/downloads/daad-uganda-offer-2012.pdf
Scholarship Program: Master’s Scholarship for European Law
Level of study: Master’s
Brief Scholarship Description: Highly qualified graduates with a first university degree in law (Bachelor or equivalent) who in the future want to actively contribute to the academic or economic development of their home countries. The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for young professionals.
Scholarship Website: http://www.dfg.de/download/pdf/dfg_im_profil/geschaeftsstelle/dfg_praesenz_ausland/indien/merkel_scholarship.pdf
Scholarship Program: German-Iraqi Scholarship for Master and PhD
Level of study: Master and PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: The Iraqi-German scholarship programme will be run annually. It is aimed at candidates for Master’s and Doctoral studies. While the program is open to all academic subjects, applications in medicine are limited to non-clinical studies (e.g. public health). The scholarship covers living costs and study costs, including German language courses. As scholarships are supported by Iraqi and German funding, the applicants must go through Iraqi and German phases in the application process.
Scholarship Website: http://www.tabadul.de/uploaded/files/Application/Guideline%20German-Iraqi%20scholarship%20program%202011-12.pdf
Scholarship Program: The Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships to Tunisian and Egyptian
Employer: The Heinrich Böll Foundation
Level of study: Graduates
Brief Scholarship Description: 750.00 € / month plus an additional lump sum (e.g. for books and clothes) as well as, if applicable, family allowance, children’s allowance, and costs for a language course. By granting the scholarship, the scholarship department finances the stay in Germany as well as the travel costs to and from Germany. The scholarship does not include organizational services (e.g. support for finding accommodation etc.)
Scholarship Website: http://www.fayoum.edu.eg/Scholarships/pdf/EgyptandTunisia.pdf
Scholarship Program: Hetland Completes Fulbright Scholarship in Germany
Level of study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Scholarship Website: http://ocean.tamu.edu/news/28-oceanography/323-hetland-completes-fulbright-scholarship-in-germany
Scholarship Program: German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders
Employer: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s
Level of study: Graduate
Brief Scholarship Description: The programme provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious programme builds on Germany’s established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow’s international leaders.
Scholarship Website: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/german-chancellor-fellowship.html
Scholarship Program: Leibniz-DAAD Fellowship Program
Employer: DAAD and Leibniz Association
Level of study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The “Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship” offers highly-qualified recent foreign postdocs the opportunity to conduct special research at institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany.Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellows can do their research at one of the Leibniz-Institutes which are covered in the following (five) sections.
Scholarship Website: https://www.daad.org/page/leibnizdaad/index.v3page;jsessionid=579hp27bleu8u