Are you a graduate student looking to study abroad? How about Germany and studying for free? Among other things, Germany is known for providing quality education, and not only for German students. There are a lot of great opportunities waiting for international students as well.
So, if you are a foreign student, eager to expand your knowledge, learn a new culture & language, and living in one of the best countries in Europe (and more), take a look below! We have chosen some of the best studying opportunities in Germany for international students. Keep reading and get inspired to study in Germany this year.
DAAD or German Academic Exchange Service offer scholarships for thousands of German and foreign students around the world. So, if you ever dreamed of studying in Germany, you should consider this opportunity as well.
There are different types of DAAD scholarships, such as:
What does a DAAD scholarship include?
First of all, we have to mention that DAAD scholarships don’t have to be paid back. Usually, this scholarship includes:
There are also some additional benefits, depending on scholarship programme:
How to apply?
These scholarships are given to students who have excellent academic results, but of course there are other criteria as well. First of all, you should choose the type of scholarship you want to apply for, at the DAAD Scholarship database. Then, you read carefully general application requirements and procedure, choose your status and country of origin, in order to submit an application requirements.
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung are available for both Germans and international students who want to study Bachelor, Master or PhD in Germany.
What does a Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarship include?
International students around the world are more than welcomed to apply for this scholarship. The programme especially supports students with limited financial income or those coming from families with a migration backgroung. As a grantee of this scholarship, you will receive:
How to apply?
First, you should fill in the online application form provided in the foundation’s website. If you meet their criteria, you’ll be asked for additional documents.
Keep in mind that there are deadlines for Bachelor & Master degree applications (always check their official website) while PHD candidates can apply any time.
You have already heard about the famous Erasmus Scholarships, right? Well, this EU programme offers great study opportunities in Europe for international students around the world. So, if you are aiming to study in Germany, you can consider Erasmus as well.
What does an Erasmus scholarship include?
The financial support may vary according to differences in living costs between your country and the destination country, the number of students applying for a grant, the distance between countries and the availability of other grants. However, in general, this programme cover:
How to apply?
To benefit from this programme, you should be studying or enrolled in a university which is part of Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. Erasmus+ offers scholarships to students who are enrolled in Bachelor or Master studies and for Doctoral candidates as well. Your study period abroad can last from a minimum of 3 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) to a maximum of 12 months. If you are a grantee of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, it should last from a minimum of 12 months, to a maximum of 24 months.
If you are interested about the Erasmus+ opportunities in Germany, you can contact Erasmus+ office in your home university or look for scholarships on the Erasmus+ website. Application requirements are depending on the scholarship you choose, but in general these are some of requirements:
This programme offers scholarships to international students and graduates. Keep in mind that besides other criterias, you should have good knowledge of the German language (B2). You should have good academic results as well, and plan to study in Germany at least for three semesters.
What does this scholarship include?
Also, this foundation offers:
How to apply?
There are two ways to apply for a Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung scholarship:
Specific information about applying procedures and requirements you can find here.
This programme supports both young researchers in Berlin and international postdoctoral researchers, by offering them the opportunity to work in the city for up to five years.
What does this fellowship include?
When it comes to funding, you should know that this programme supports researchers who already have a source of funding. As is written in their page info:
How to apply?
In order to apply for this grant, applicants must use the application form provided by the Einstein Foundation. The application for this grant must include:
Now that you have information about scholarships in Germany, you probably want (and should) know about the living costs there. Of course, life in the big cities (like Berlin or Munich) costs more than in the small ones. But in general, students in Germany spend around 850 Eur per month, in order to cover their living costs.
If you are planning to study and live in Germany, you should know some interesting things about this country, right? So, be ready to learn some facts about this country.
Of course there are more things about Germany, and one of the best ways to explore this country, is to visit it. And you can do it – apply for a scholarship, learn, travel and enjoy it!
We hope this article was helpful to you and we wish you nothing but success during your academic journey – whether in Germany or anywhere else! We encourage you to study abroad, because in addition to academic achievement, you will get to know and enjoy the world around you as well. As Jo Andrews said: “It is a big world out there. It would be a shame not to experience it!”