Germany has become a popular destination for international students looking for international education. German Universities offer internationally recognized programs at a relatively cheaper cost compared to the UK, USA or Australia.
Furthermore, there are a significant number of available scholarships that allows foreign students to study in Germany for free on a fully funded basis.
The following are a list of 15 best fully funded scholarships in Germany for international students:
1. Master Scholarships in Germany for Foreign Students at Goethe University
Deadline: July 30th
The Goethe University is now accepting applications for the Master Scholarship program, funded by the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation Frankfurt. German as well as foreign students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. The scholarship holder will be provided with a monthly stipend of €1,000 for the duration of the master’s program in the university, including other benefits.
2. DAAD Postgraduate Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering DAAD Postgraduate Scholarships for Developing Countries. These scholarships are open to pursuing a postgraduate degree program at German institutions of Higher education.
The value of the scholarship is up to 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates, including health and accident cover, and travel allowance.
3. German Fully-Funded Positions for International Students at MDC
Deadline: January 4th
Applications are now open for Fully-funded Ph.D. positions for spring recruitment. Positions are available to students all around the world. Ph.D. researchers are fully funded through an initial 3-year working contract with the MDC. In many cases, contracts are extended for an additional year.
4. DLR–DAAD Fully Funded Research Fellowships in Germany for Non-German Citizens
The new “DLR – DAAD Research Fellowships” are now available on offer in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research. Non-German applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship. The fellowship value ranges from 1,365 Euros to 2,300 Euros.
5. University of Stuttgart Fully-Funded Master Scholarships at in Germany
Deadline: July 15th
The University of Stuttgart is offering fully-funded Master’s Scholarships in the field of Infrastructure Planning’ and Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design. These scholarships are open to students from developing countries interested in studying at the University of Stuttgart.
6. Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarships in Germany at the University of Hamburg
Deadline: January 31st
The University of Hamburg is proud to announce a structured Ph.D. program in Legal Studies and awards scholarships.
The university accepts applications from students all around the world. Scholarships are granted for the full duration of the doctoral program.
The continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual review process based on satisfactory academic progress.
7. DAAD Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance
Deadline: July 31st
The DAAD Helmut-Schmidt-Program Masters Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance Program offers very good graduates from developing countries the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country at German institutions of higher education.
8. Rave Short Term Scholarships in Germany for Candidates from Developing Countries
Deadline: May 15th
Applications are invited for Rave Scholarships available for young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from a country in transition or a developing country. the scholarship covers a monthly sum of 1,300 Euros for a period of three to six months, travel expenses, and health insurance.
9. Alexander von Humboldt German Fully Funded International Fellowship
Deadline: March 1st
Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety’s (BMUB) International Climate Initiative.
A monthly fellowship of between €2,150 and €2,650, depending on your qualifications is provided.
10. University of Mannheim Fully Funded Scholarships in Germany
Deadline: March 31st
The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim is now accepting applications for up to 45 doctoral scholarships to study in Germany. International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
Up to 45 scholarships will be offered to the best applicants.
11. Stephen M. Kellen Fully Funded Undergraduate Scholarships in France and Germany
Deadline: June 23rd
There is an opportunity within the Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin for an undergraduate student to pursue a Dual BA program.
The Stephen M. Kellen scholarship covers two years of tuition fees at Sciences Po and the living allowance of $6.000/year.
12. DAAD Full Scholarships at TU Dortmund University for International Students in Germany
Deadline: May 28th
The TU Dortmund University is inviting applications for the DAAD Graduation Scholarships for International Students in Germany from the DAAD project STIBET.
The purpose of DAAD Graduation Scholarships is to support international students who want to complete their studies of graduate and doctoral degree program. Successful candidates will receive a minimum of 250 Euros.
13. Scholarships at the Free University of Berlin for International Students in Germany
Deadline: April 10th
The Collaborative Research Centre 958 (SFB 958) “Scaffolding of Membranes – Molecular Mechanisms and Cellular Functions” with the integrated Research Training Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is accepting applications for Doctoral Scholarships.
The scholarships will be awarded for one year. After this initial year, the funding for the doctorate will come from the supervising PI. Doctoral fellows will receive a stipend of €1,365/month plus an additional allowance of €103/month.
14. Foreign Students Scholarship at CBS Germany to Study Bachelor and Master Degree
Deadline: May 15th
Cologne Business School is inviting applications for Foreign Student Scholarships. These scholarships are designed exclusively for new international students (Bachelor, Master and full-time MBA) who intend to study at Cologne Business School.
CBS awards scholarships in order to reduce the tuition fees for talented foreign students by 25%, 50%, and 75%.
15. German Full Scholarships for International Students at Hochschule Hof
Deadline: October 27th
The University of Applied Sciences Hof also known as Hof University of Applied Sciences, is a public non-profit business, media, and technical vocational university.
The scholarships shall provide financial support for foreign students to cover extra costs for living and study materials during their studies at Hochschule Hof.