University of Heidelberg Grants and Scholarships

  •  Bachelor, Master, PhD, Fellowship, Grant
  •  varies
  •   Germany
  • $$  Varies

"Deutschlandstipendium" National Scholarship Programme
for gifted beginning students of all nationalities (Ger)

Katharina Eleonore Wallot Foundation Scholarships
for gifted german female students in need of financial support (contact)

Partial scholarships from the Society of Friends of Heidelberg University e.V. to assist students finish their degree
for students in need of financial support in the final phase of their degree programme (Ger)

Semester fee scholarship of the Studierendenwerk Heidelberg
for prospective students from families, whose families receive social benefits

Sports Scholarship from the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region
for competitive athletes who are already enrolled, or admitted, or who have applied to study in any undergraduate or postgraduate degree program at Heidelberg University (Ger)

Universität Heidelberg Information

Universität Heidelberg Grants

University of Heidelberg Grants and Scholarships Founded in 1386, Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Heidelberg (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Baden-Wurttemberg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg), Universität Heidelberg is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universität Heidelberg offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 633 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Application Process

Scholarships for outstanding students

Deutschlandstipendium – the University of Heidelberg supports outstanding students with the Deutschlandstipendium. The German state pays half, and the other half is paid for by private sponsors. The Deutschlandstipendium is allocated regardless of income, and supports gifted students of all nationalities for at least two semesters. Previous grades in school and in a degree course are part of the criteria used, as well as volunteer or social work in, for example, higher education policy, religious sects or political organisations. Social involvement in your area, family or a social-service institution are also taken into account. Particular personal obstacles owing to family or cultural background are equally considered.

Aufstiegsstipendium – supports particularly gifted professionally experienced people in their university course. The grant is a programme set up by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. It provides funding to gifted applicants and is geared towards skilled personnel with a professional qualification and at least two years worth of work experience. You can apply before the beginning of your course of education or by the end of the second semester.

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes – students cannot apply themselves; applications must be made by educational staff. The basic grant is calculated according to parental income based on the BAföG system.

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung – foundation, close to the trade unions, supports students and PhD candidates who can demonstrate evidence of sociopolitical work alongside their technical qualification.

Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft – supports students and PhD students who have above average grades and who are prepared to look beyond their own area of study and to carry out social work.

Cusanuswerk – starting from the second semester, supports particularly gifted Catholic students from Germany and the EU in all branches of academic study at universities, art and music schools, as well as technical colleges.

Evangelisches Studienwerk – supports gifted evangelical German and Western and Eastern European students at higher education institutes and technical colleges in Germany. Application deadline: fifth semester for higher education institutes, third semester for technical colleges.

Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds – provides funding to students in higher education institutions/technical colleges, intermittent, subject-specific study abroad, postgraduate studies (undergraduate studies are given priority funding - you must verify that the postgraduate studies are an important factor in securing the profession you are working towards) and PhD studies. The amount of grant is based on the financial and social situation of the applicant or the family of the applicant.

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