Overview of financial support options in Germany

Country: Germany


Financing your studies in Germany

FInancing your studies in Germany

The majority of the students attend public universities. Tuition fees at public universities vary from state to state but are never higher than 500 € per semester (=1/2 year). For most bachelor's and many master's degree programmes tuitions fees do not exist or are only up to 500€. However, there are certain exceptions like non-consecutive master's degree programmes where the fees can be up to 1,000 € per semester. Private universities tend to charge relatively high tuition fees as well. These fees can go up to 6,000 € per semester.

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Funding for your studies in Germany

Studentenwerk Stuttgart Loans for Students in Financial Need1500€ / once
FAZIT-Stiftung Förderung von Promotionen an Hochschulen800€ / 24 months
RWTH Aachen Oerlikon Textile Stipendium für Studierende der Masterstudiengängens / ns
Ruhr Universität Bochum Research School Promotionsstipendium1000€ / 12 months
Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks Stipendium für Akademistinnen und Akademisten525€ / 24 months
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Funding for studying a year / a semester abroad

Landratsamt Lindau (Bodensee) Stipendienstiftung für begabte Studierende des Landkreises Lindau1500€ / once
Evonik Stiftung Stipendien für wissenschaftliche Forschungsarbeiten: Abschlussarbeiten400€ / 6 months
Universität Osnabrück Deutschland Stipendium300€ / 12 months
Universität Mainz Emil und Paul Müller-Gedächtnis-Stiftung: Studierendens / ns
Zonta International Foundation Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships720€ / ns
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The Group Discussion

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The application process for some applications includes a group discussion. The group discussion is a standard task that is aimed at assessing the behavior of applicants in group situations. Interviewers are able to directly compare candidates. In this article you will find tips on how to successfully take part in a group discussion so that you make a good impression and avoid the traps.