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Book allowance, travel expenses, living expenses - everyone thinks of financial support when they hear the word scholarship. However, you also benefit from non-material support - such as free seminars, workshops and a network that supports you well into your professional life.

Scholarships are awarded by organizations for the promotion of gifted students, foundations and associations, or by companies. Throughout Germany, there are about 2000 institutions that support students financially and ideally in their academic education.

The cost of living is determined by your parents' income, and there are also flat rates for learning materials, subsidies for health and nursing care insurance, and childcare. All of this is free money that does not have to be paid back!

If you have a good grade point average (upper third) and are socially engaged, get advice on scholarships and take your chances!

At some university locations there are special scholarship consultations.
You can get a first (but not complete) overview of the scholarship landscape on a comparison portal .

Full scholarships

Scholarships for the gifted
Advancement scholarship

Partial scholarships

Scholarships for a stay abroad

Further scholarships

There are a variety of other scholarships aimed at specific target groups or courses of study, e.g. for: Students with disabilities, students with a refugee background, selected fields of study, or exceptional commitment (social, ecological, political, religious, etc.)

Use a variety of information offers, a first orientation is provided by:

Application requirements

Each scholarship provider sets its own requirements for applicants. Therefore, thoroughly research the scholarship program before applying. Good performance and voluntary commitment are usually the most important selection criteria. However, your individual life situation will also be taken into account during the application process.


  • Look for a scholarship provider that suits you!
  • Pay attention to the application deadlines!
  • Let (former) scholarship holders help you with your application!
  • Plan with a financing alternative!
  • Take advantage of the scholarship advice at your university
You have questions?

Contact persons

Ramona López
Ramona López
Advice on student life
Student Life Advisor Kiel
Room 4, Counselling Centre in Mensa II (Leibnizstraße 12-14), 24118 Kiel
Office hoursMon+Thurs 11.00-14.00
Paula Jirka
Paula Jirka
Student life counselling
Consultant Kiel
Room 5, Counselling Centre in Mensa II (Leibnizstraße 12-14), 24118 Kiel
Office hoursMon+Thur 11.00-14.00
Stefanie Prüss
Stefanie Prüss
Counselling Student life
Consultant Lübeck
Room 43, office in the canteen building, Mönkhofer Weg 241, 23562 Lübeck
Office hoursTue-Thu 10.00-13.00 Mrs Prüss is not available from 9 May to 8 July. Please contact the other counsellors.
Janne Marie Wolter
Janne Marie Wolter
Counselling Student life
Consultant Flensburg
Thomas-Fincke-Str. 7, 24943 Flensburg
Office hoursMon + Wed 10.00-13.00 hrs From 30.04.24 to 10.05.2024 Mrs Wolter is not available. You can contact the other counsellors.
Beatrice Richter-Bethge
Beatrice Richter-Bethge
Counselling Student life
Consultant Heide
Room 0.44, Office FH Westküste, Fritz-Thiedemann-Ring 20, 25746 Heide
Office hoursTue 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or by appointment
Johanna Usinger
Johanna Usinger
Student life advising
Student Life Advisor
Room 1, Counseling Center in Mensa II (Leibnizstraße 12-14), 24118 Kiel, Germany
Office hoursMon+Thurs 11.00-14.00
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