Provided with various educational facilities and all level degree programs within an affordable cost, Germany has become one of the most sought after destinations for study abroad.
The majority of universities in Germany do not charge any tuition fees for undergraduate studies.The only cost applicable would be the yearly administration fee for the enrolled program. Various scholarship programs are offered by many different universities, hence it would be in the best interest of potential applicants to conduct extra research to receive the best available offer.
Germany also offers various scholarship programs:
DeutschlandStipendium National Scholarship Program
This program offers financial support to potential students from all around the world. The scholarship amount is allocated on a per month basis (300 Euros) and is applied for at least 2 semesters. This can likely be extended within your study period as per your academic performance review by the university.
DAAD Scholarship Program
DAAD is a joint organization of higher education institutions in Germany and is responsible for promoting international academic relations, primarily through students, academies and research exchanges. This program includes scholarships and funding opportunities for foreign, graduate students, and scientists who are seeking financial support for their research or education. In order to qualify for the grant,applicants are required to have completed their Bachelor's degree, not more than in the last 6 years along with at least two years of proven work experience. The monthly scholarship provided for postgraduate and doctorate students is 850€ and 1,200€ respectively.
Erasmus Scholarship Program
German universities take part in a number of study programs funded by scholarships from the Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus+ scholarship program. It can finance an international student attending a study program in Germany. To qualify for this scholarship to Germany, you should be enrolled in a higher education school/college/university, and the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education must have been signed by both your home school/college/university and the German university.
Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships in Germany
Around 1,200 scholarships/year are awarded through this program to qualified undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities. These students should pursue their diploma in Germany at a state-recognized university. Students receiving these scholarships are expected to have outstanding academic records. Non-EU students will receive a grant of 850€ per month during their Master’s studies, in addition to individual allowances may also include tuition fees.
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarships in Germany for International Students
This scholarship aims at promoting foreign students and doctoral candidates who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies in their home country. Special priority will be provided to those students pursuing their Ph.D. from developing countries or those countries experiencing political transformation. Master and Postgraduate students receive a monthly scholarship of 850€ for two years. Doctoral candidates and students who come to Germany from other countries for research purposes will receive a monthly scholarship of €1,100 for three years.
The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarship
This scholarship is provided to foreign applicants who are currently doing their doctorate within either German state (such as Hamburg, Bavaria) or a state-recognized applied sciences university. Students receiving this scholarship are expected to have good academic achievements. It can be a good option for students specialised or interested in social sciences, politics, or humanities sectors. You are also required to have German language skills even if your degree courses are delivered in English. Scholarship holders for undergraduate courses receive an amount of 830€ per month and those for master’s degrees receive an amount of €850 per month inclusive of health insurance costs.
Various course options and scholarships are available for international students to choose from. These mainly depend on your potential. Germany is filled with potentials since it provides you with an opportunity to explore your career options after your course completion as students are allowed to apply for normal residence work permit extension (up-to 18 months) making it a suitable study and career destination.