Scholarship Opportunities In Germany
Most people would go for UK, Canada or America to further their studies but some would choose Germany.
In order to make studying easier and affordable here are some list of scholarships opportunities in Germany:
Scholarship Opportunities In Germany
1. DAAD Scholarship: Scholarships to study at This is offered by the German Academic Exchange Services. Application to study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are opened.
2.Erasmus :This is only available for international students who are practicing in a study exchange program in Europe. Grants for support are also available.
Non-government scholarships awards are also available for study in Germany. Which include:
1.Heinrich Böll Scholarships for International Students: This is available for undergraduate and postgraduate which aims to study at an accredited institution
2.Kurt Hansen Science Scholarships: This is for international students who are looking to become educators in science.
3.Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) for Developing Countries: Available for postdoctoral research and students from developing countries.
4.Deucschland Stipendium: With a fee of
€300/month, this scholarship is for highly talented students of any nationality who are studying at German universities.
- Institutions with university-specific opportunities to study in Germany. These includes:
- Heidelberge University: Many opportunities are made available for students in this institution one of such is :students from developing countries who wish to study medicine or dentistry are supported by The Amirana Scholarship and much more scholarship supports from different organizations.
2.Frankfrault School of Finance and Management Doctoral Tuition Waivers: Doctoral students on English medium courses in finance, accounting, mathematics and business administration will have tuition fees waived with this application .
3.Universität Hamburg merit awards: This institution provides schorlarship opportunities to students enrolled for a minimum of two semesters, who have demonstrated outstanding ability (any degree level, any subject).
4.RWTH Aachen programs: Funding available for international and domestic students.
- Fees for International Students:
Tuition is free at public universities in Germany for domestic and international undergraduate students with the exception of universities in the Baden-Württemberg area, where students pay €3,000 per year for tuition fees ( this does not apply to refugees and PhD students). This universities includes universities in Freiburg, Heidelberg, Hohenheim, Stuttgart and Ulm among others. Students from Erasmus member states, those with EU permanent residency and students who have a HE entrance qualification from Germany are excluded from this fee.
Amidst the institutions being free, students are required to pay some fees inorder to cover costs such as enrolment, administration and student support. This fee varies across institutions but is normally around €350.
- Accommodation for Students in Germany
- Due to the high demands and short supplies of affordable housing for students, shared flats, often with communal areas, coffee shops, laundry areas and bicycle storage, are good option for students. Rent varies between €210 and €360 per month, depending on whether you choose to live alone, with a partner or on campus.
It is adviceable for students to budget €850 per month when studying in Germany in order to cover fees such as feeding fee, utility fees and social activities. This should be increased if you will be living in one of the larger cities (e.g Munich.)
- Student Visa
Students from the EU, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland:
1.Do not require a visa to study in Germany.
2.Must register with the Einwohnermeldeamt or Bürgeramt within a week of arriving in Germany.
3.Must show proof that you have access to approximately €8700 per year (for living costs).
4.Must have purchased health insurance (unless policy from your home country is valid in Germany).
5.Must prove proficiency in the language of instruction for your degree course.
- Students from outside the EU:
Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Switzerland or the US: Do not require a visa but must obtain a residence permit.
Andorra, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Monaco, San Marino or Taiwan: Only require a visa if you will work before or after your degree. Must obtain a residence permit.
Other countries: Apply for visa (Schengen Visa – for 3 months of study, National Visa – for over 3 months of study). Visa and residence permit can be obtained from your local German embassy.
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