The support programmes that are presented at this page are addressed to students from abroad planning to start their study or to complete it in Germany. The listed institutions and foundation award scholarships to students and scientists.
The pages Hands on Advise and Planning your Studies give answers of questions before the start of study and about life in Germany. An overview of language courses in Germany presents the page Summer Schools. Study in Germany is specially directed at foreign students.
Via various data bases admission conditions for students from abroad, offering of first degree studies and graduate studies in Germany as well as studies with international certificates can be recalled.
The support programmes of the DAAD are listed in the scholarship database. Information about further promotion presents the DAAD Branch Offices orthe Missions Abroad of the Federal Republic of Germany. Special information on scholarships for qualified and executive personnel from developing countries are compiled at the website Programmes for Developing and Transformation Countries.
ERASMUS offers university-level students the chance to go to another European country to study and do work placements (traineeships). Periods abroad should contribute to qualifications at home and help students get to know different cultures and languages as well as gain vital experience.
The programme Student Mobility for Studies enables students at higher education institutions to spend an integrated period of study of between three months and twelve months in another participating country.
The Intensive programmes are programmes of study which brings together students and teaching staff from higher education institutions of at least three participating countries. It can last from ten continuous full days to six weeks of subject related work.
Information about an applicationen for a ERASMUS scholarship at ERASMUS-Guide as well as the ERASMUS student initiatives on site.
The Programme Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. It offers financial support for institutions and scholarships for individuals. Funding is available for
European joint Masters and Doctorates,
Partnerships with non-European higher education institutions and scholarships for students and academics,
Projects to promote European higher education worldwide.
Further information in the Programme Guide.
With the programme Travel to Europe the Robert Bosch Foundation enables in collaboration with the Federal Foreign Office students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia a four-week trip through the countries of the European Union. The students receive, beside a free Schengen Visa, health insurance, interrail train tickets, and a daily cash allowance.
The German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) awards scholarships to recognised refugees in its country of asylum. The German Federal Government provides the appropriations to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The German Bundestag and the Berlin universities award to university graduates from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, France, Israel as well as the USA traineeships in line with the International Parliamentary Internships (IPS) with the objective to encourage the relationship between Germany and the partner country, to strengthen democratic worth, tolerance and understanding of cultural diversity as well as to contribute to a peaceful coexistence in the world.
With the US-German Internship Program the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham Germany) Association gives students from the United States the possibility of a three-month internship in Germany. The traineeships are in German companies and give insights in German economy and culture to the students.
The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) offers for juridical students, trainees and young jurists temporary employment abroad with the STEP Trainee Exchange Programme.
The International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations (IFMSA) organises exchange programmes for students of medical science.
Technical Study Courses
The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is a trainee exchange organisation for students of natural and engineering science as well as the agriculture and sylviculture.
The organisation AIESEC offers students of economic and social sciences as well as related subjects the possibility to life and to work in another culture through a placement abroad.
Internet: www.dfh-ufa.org (website in French and German)