In this section, we answer your questions concerning European Funding Guide, funding opportunities and scholarships as well as technical problems.
European Funding Guide is a project by the Initiative für transparente Studienförderung (Initiative for transparency in student finance). The aim of this project is to find appropriate funding opportunities and scholarships for every student. With the help of your individual profile and our database, we provide relevant results for every student in just few minutes. This service is completely free of charge.
Yes indeed, creating a profile, searching for relevant results and reading all individual funding matches is for free.
Foundations and other funding institutions award their funds and scholarships depending on different criteria. Therefore, we created an algorithm to match these criteria with your profile. This is the only way to find appropriate funding opportunities and scholarships for each student (to be).
Generally, you are also able to have a look at our funding opportunities and scholarships without a registration. However, we do recommend completing the registration in order to get only relevant results. It would take a lot of time if you would check every funding opportunity and every scholarship (out of a total of more than 12,000 funding opportunities) in our database by hand.
At the moment, our database contains more than 12,000 funding opportunities, most of which are scholarships. Other than scholarships we also include loans and grants, prizes and awards, governmental support for students and other funding opportunities.
You should certainly create a profile at European Funding Guide, even if you already receive a scholarship. For many foundations, it's no criteria if you receive a scholarship from another institution or not.
Of course, you can create a profile for your child in order to look for appropriate funding opportunities.
From our experience, answering the questions in order to get matched to funding opportunities and scholarships takes about 2-5 minutes. Afterwards, you have access to all results of funding opportunities and scholarships we can provide for you. Regarding the large amount of scholarships but also other types of funding in our database, it's very likely that we found proper results for your profile.
Concerning the amount of proper funding results, there can be great differences between profiles. As an average, a student can expect at least 20-30 funding opportunities and scholarships matching his or her profile.
We are always very thankful for hints regarding new scholarships. You can check if your scholarship is already in our database by using the search function. If not, please send all relevant information to support ( AT ) european-funding-guide.eu.
Our funding opportunity and scholarship database contains more than 12,000 entries. Regarding this amount of funding opportunities, it's very likely that we can provide you with funding opportunities and scholarships that you haven't found yet. So, taking a couple of minutes to complete our questionnaire is always worth it.
In addition, you should keep your profile up to date. Sometimes, changing one criteria can lead to a completely new batch of funding opportunities and scholarships.
By the way: If by chance you are studying in Germany,you may check out our German scholarship portal: www.mystipendium.de.
We do cover all types of funding opportunities relevant to finance your studies at your home university and abroad. Most of the funding opportunities in our database are scholarships, but we have also included grants and loads, governmental support, awards and prizes and many more.
Please click on "Login" and choose "Forgot your Password". The next steps are described in the following.
Your email address works as your username. So, please try to use your email addresses to log in.
You can change your password at any time. Please log in and click on "My profile" in the upper right corner. On the following site, you click on "Your account". Now you will find the possibility to change your password.
Like changing your password, you can change your email address under "Your account".
You can delete your account under "My profile" -> "Your account". On the bottom, you will find the button "Deactivate account". If you want to delete your account, please keep in mind that it's irreversible.
These two categories work with auto-completion. That means that you type in the first letters of your entry and the system will show a drop-down list with all entries that contain this combination of letters.
In some cases, problems can appear due to a slow internet connection. Please type in few letters and wait for the drop-down list to appear. These may take some seconds.
That doesn't matter. Please choose the appropriate subject group.
Of course, there is a great variety of funding opportunities and scholarships which are not awarded on the basis of good academic records. A lot of foundations award their scholarships depending on different criteria like the place of birth or the profession of the parents. In addition to that, many funding options are awarded based on financial need or the location of your school. It only takes you 2-5 minutes to fill in our questionnaire and see what kind of funding opportunities and scholarships are relevant for your individual profile.
Of course. European Funding Guide aims to help undergraduates as well as postgraduates or PhD students. Our database contains a great number of scholarships specifically for PhD students. Within 2-5 minutes you can fill in our questionnaire on this site and find out what scholarships match your profile.
Many institutions accept applications from students who haven't enrolled at a university yet. Because of this, you should start searching for funding and scholarships early. With the help of European Funding Guide you can check all funding opportunities for your studies in advance.
Please tick the check box in the questionnaire saying that you have not yet begun studying so that we can show you funding opportunities that match your current stage.
Unfortunately not but we like to provide services for pupils soon. If you already finished school and are about to apply for university, you can start searching for funding possibilities with the help of European Funding Guide now.
It can take one month or half a year and it differs depending at which institution you apply. So please take care of applying early to make sure that you are able to finance your studies.
Indeed, there are many foundations that provide scholarships and other funding options for students without financial problems.
Of course, the nationality is not a criterion for a lot of institutions. You can find those options easily in a few minutes through European Funding Guide.
Generally, there are scholarships and other funding opportunities for every period of a degree programme. You can find funds that support specifically students at the end of their curriculum easily in a few minutes through European Funding Guide.
There are big differences. Some institutions provide you with several thousand Euros per month over a period of several years. Others pay a few hundred Euros or offer ideational support. In any case, we strongly recommend you to search for support. Finding out what funding opportunities you could apply for will only take a few minutes.
Concerning the duration of a scholarship, there is also a great variety. On the one hand, scholars receive a certain amount once. On the other hand, some foundations pay their scholars for their whole degree programme from the first day to the last.
Generally speaking, no. However, this can differ in some cases depending on the country of residence, the type of scholarship and your personal situation.
Yes, of course. During the registration, please choose the academic degree and the academic discipline you want to study. In addition, you should choose "not yet started" for the stage of your studies to see all funding opportunities for your current situation.
While registering, please choose "not yet started" for your stage of studies. Like this, you will find scholarships and other funding options for your current situation depending on what academic discipline you choose.