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Scholarships

Prizes and scholarships

Students may apply to a number of institutions for scholarships. For helpful suggestions see scholarship databases like Stipendiendatenbank von E-Fellows, Bundesregierung, Land NRW and Bundesverband deutscher Stiftungen.

In addition to the major and better known scholarship programs there are many other smaller or local support programs. The better known institutions receive many applications as a rule, and only a limited number of applicants is successful.

Generally, it is advisable to select a foundation whose profil and program correspond to an applicant’s intentions and preferences.

Major scholarship donors:

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung vergibt Stipendien für Studierende und Doktoranden aller Fachrichtungen
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, founded by the SPD, awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines. Application requirements are a successfully concluded basic study period and above average performance. Applications to be submitted any time.

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Godesberger Allee 149
D-53170 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)228/883-634
Fax: +49 (0)228/883-697
www.fes.de/

Liaison professor at UW/H: Prof. Dr. Arnold - Faculty of Health. w.arnoldwe dont want spam@no spamuni-wh.de

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, founded by the CDU, awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines. Application requirements are a successfully concluded basic study period, above average performance and social commitment. Applications to be submitted any time. Maximum age: 32.

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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Institut für Begabtenförderung
Rathausallee 12
D-53757 Sankt Augustin

Phone: +49 (0)2241/246-0
Fax: +49 (0)2241/246-573
www.kas.de

Liaison professor at UW/H: Prof. Dr. Stefan Zimmer - Faculty of Health. Stefan.Zimmerwe dont want spam@no spamuni-wh.de

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung
Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines

Founded by the FDP, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines. Application requirements are a successfully concluded basic study period, above average performance and commitment to social-liberal causes. Applications starting with the second subject-related semester.

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Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung
Abteilung Wissenschaftliche Dienste und Begabtenförderung
Königswinterer Str. 407
D-53639 Königswinter

Phone: +49 (0)2223/701-0
Fax: +49 (0)2223/701-222
www.fnst.de

Liaison professor at UW/H: Prof. Dr. Dirk Sauerland - Faculty of Management and Economics. Dirk.Sauerlandwe dont want spam@no spamuni-wh.de

Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is close to Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and supports democracy, ecology, solidarity and non-violence. Scholarships are awarded to students and doctoral candidates who actively pursue the proclaimed objectives of the foundation, show above average performance and the will to assume social responsibility.

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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Studienwerk
Rosenthaler Str. 40/41
D-10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30/28534-413
Fax: +49 (0)30/28534-409
www.boell.de

Liaison professor at UW/H: Prof. Dr. Martin Schnell - Faculty of Health. schnellwe dont want spam@no spamuni-wh.de

Hanns Seidel Stiftung
Hanns Seidel Stiftung

Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines

The Hanns Seidel Foundation, close to the CSU, awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines. Application requirements are a successfully concluded basic study period, above average performance and commitment in social, Christian or political institutions. Applications to be submitted any time. Maximum age: 32.

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Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung
Lazarettstr. 33
D-80636 München

Phone: +49 (0)89/1258-0
Fax: +49 (0)89/1258-356
www.hss.de

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is close to DIE LINKE and awards scholarship to German and international students and doctoral candidates who pursue their (doctoral) studies in Germany and show above average performance as well as pronounced and ongoing social commitment to the ideals proclaimed by the foundation.

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Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung e.V.
Franz-Mehring-Platz 1
D-10243 Berlin
Phone: 030/44310 - 138
www.rosaluxemburgstiftung.de

Liaison professor at UW/H: Prof. Dr. Angela Martini - Faculty of Humanity and Arts.  angela.martiniwe dont want spam@no spamuni-wh.de

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines

The Hans Böckler Foundation, the foundation of the Confederation of German Trade Unions, awards scholarships for studies and doctoral studies to provide support for vocational orientation and the start of a career.

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Hans-Böckler-Str. 39
D-40476 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211/7778 - 0
www.boeckler.de

Liaison at UW/H: Herr R. Siegel - Faculty of Health. siegelwe dont want spam@no spamuni-wh.de

Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft

Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates

The Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft, the foundation of the Confederation of German Employers, awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates. Scholarship holders who spend study periods or internships abroad during the regular scholarship period may apply for additional funding for the time spent abroad.

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Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft    
Breite Str. 29
D-10178 Berlin
Phone: 030/2033 - 1540
www.sdw.org

Liaison professor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein - Chair of Development Research, Ruhr- Universität Bochum

Studienkompass supports adolescents and young adults from non-academis homes

STUDIENKOMPASS is a joint initiative of the Accenture Stiftung, Deutsche Bank Stiftung and Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft and promotes high school and university students from non-academic homes.

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Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft
Breite Straße 29
D-10178 Berlin
www.studienkompass.de

Cusanuswerk
Cusanuswerk

Cusanuswerk supports catholic students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines

Cusanuswerk is an institution of the Catholic Church in Germany and supports students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines from all EU member states. Application requirements are above average performance, affiliation to the Catholic Church, and enrolment at a German university for the scholarship period.

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Cusanuswerk
Baumschulallee 5
D-53115 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)228/98384-0
Fax: +49 (0)228/98384-99
www.cusanuswerk.de


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Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V.
Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V.

Evangelisches Studienwerk awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines

Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst is an institution of the Protestant Church in Germany and awards scholarships to students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines. Application requirements are above average performance, affiliation to the Protestant or Anglican Church, and enrolment at a German university for the scholarship period.

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Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V.
Iserlohner Str. 25
D-58239 Schwerte

Phone: +49 (0)2304/755-196
Fax: +49 (0)2304/755-250
www.evstudienwerk.de

Liaison professor at UW/H: Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe - Faculty of Management and Economics.  Arist.vonSchlippewe dont want spam@no spamuni-wh.de

Daniele und Jürgen Westphal-Stiftung zur Förderung privater Universitäten

Daniela und Jürgen Westphal-Stiftung awards scholarships to particularly gifted doctoral candidates and for study periods abroad

The Daniela und Jürgen Westphal Foundation supports students at private universities with scholarships for study periods abroad, for doctoral studies or specific academic projects. The foundation only supports students who are particularly gifted and worthy of sponsorship, and who depend on this support to pursue their study period abroad, doctoral studies or academic project.

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Daniela und Jürgen Westphal-Stiftung zur Förderung privater Universitäten
Elbchaussee 208 a
D-22605 Hamburg
http://www.westphal-stiftung.de

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes awards scholarships to gifted students and doctoral candidates

The German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) is Germany’s largest and also oldest sponsoring organization for the academically gifted. It is non-political and non-denominational and supports exceptionally gifted students and doctoral candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, a wide range of interests, tolerance and social responsibility.

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Studienstifung des deutschen Volkes e.V.
Ahrstr. 41, D-53175 Bonn
Phone: 0228/82096 - 0
www.studienstiftung.de

Liaison professor at UW/H: Prof. Dr. Matthias Kettner, Faculty of Humanities and Arts. Matthias.Kettnerwe dont want spam@no spamuni-wh.de

Absolventa e.V.

Absolventa awards "Democratic scholarship"

Regardless of academic performance, affiliation to political parties or other groups, all students and graduates may apply to ABSOLVENTA for a scholarship. In a democratic process, every “voter” may vote via internet for a personal favourite. Applicants with most votes and the best evaluation receive a scholarship. This “democratic” scholarship concept funds expenses like literature, laptop, semester fees or a study period abroad up to a maximum of € 5.000.

More:
www.stipendium.de

Aufstiegsstipendium

SBB awards "Advancement scholarship"

Individuals who demonstrate outstanding talent in occupational training and on the job may apply to SBB (Stiftung Begabtenförderung berufliche Bildung gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH) for a scholarship to study for a degree conveying a vocational qualification. For full-time students the scholarship is € 670 per month plus € 80 for books. The scholarship additionally covers child care allowance for children under ten. Scholarship holders in employment with part-time studies may additionally apply for € 1.700 per year for expenses.

Application requirements are completed vocational training or advanced further training, job experience of at least two years (not counting training) at the time of application procedures, no previous higher education degree, and proof of outstanding performance in training and on the job.

More:
www.aufstiegsstipendium.de

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Robert Bosch Stiftung

The Robert Bosch Foundation gives funds for study periods and practical periods abroad in the context of a dementia related international studies and further education program. Witten/Herdecke University is in charge of this program; early in 2011 the foundation extended the program up to June 2014 with funds from the foundation Otto und Edith Mühlschlegel.

More:
www.kooperation-international.de

NRW scholarship program:

does not apply to private universities/institutions of higher education

Services via databases; subscriptions etc

E-Fellows

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begabte.de
studieren.de/stipendien.0.html
www.stipendiensuche.de

Finanzierungshinweise des Landes NRW

 

mystipendium:
UW/H doctoral candidate Mira Maier created the databank mystipendium.de with a comprehensive overview of scholarship options in Germany.  

Information for parents
STUDIENKOMPASS provides free information and advice for parents in search of scholarship options for their children. 

 

Zusätzliche Information

Contact

Witten/Herdecke University
Phone: +49 (0)2302 / 926-0

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