In contrast to other countries, universities in Germany hardly award any scholarships. This is the responsibility of the study foundations and scholarships for the gifted. The Studierendenwerk helps with the search and advises on various funding opportunities. If you would like to know which scholarships are available to you, please contact our student finance advisor. Contact details can be found in the info box.
Following scholarships are available for students in Freiburg:
For the winter semester 2022/23 we will again give up to four scholarships to honorary socially committed students of the universities affiliated with the Studierendenwerk Freiburg. The scholarships are each endowed with 250.00 €/month and are limited to two semesters.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of proposals from universities, associations and other institutions as well as private individuals. Personal applications are not possible. Therefore, we ask you to nominate students who, in your opinion, have rendered outstanding voluntary social service - within or outside the university sector - e.g. in supporting foreign students, in working in student groups or university committees, in club and/or youth work as well as in helping refugees or neighbours.
We would be pleased if you would send us corresponding suggestions. Please only use the attached form, which you can also find on our homepage and request in file form from Petra Dobronn (email@example.com). The voluntary work should have existed for at least one year and should continue during the scholarship period. The commitment can be related to the studies, but should not be a compulsory part of the studies.
A selection committee, usually consisting of three employees of the Studierendenwerk and three student representatives of the administrative board of the Studierendenwerk, decides on the awarding of the scholarship. The closing date for the application procedure is 18 June 2022 (date of postmark). A decision on the four scholarships will be made by 15 September 2022.
By the end of September at the latest, all institutions/individuals who submit a proposal will be informed of the result by post. The students who receive a scholarship will be contacted directly by us. Separate refusals will not be issued to proposed persons who were not considered in the selection process.
The proposal form can be found in the information box under Further Information.
Attention: For the next Freiburg World Citizen-Scholarship you can apply only in summer 2023.
Many students are insufficiently informed about the complex range of scholarships available. For this reason, the Studierendenwerk organizes an annual "Scholarship Information Day": At the event foundations and funding organizations present themselves and provide information about various scholarship offers. Students have the opportunity to approach individual scholarship providers and find the right scholarship.
We have compiled a brief overview of some scholarship providers for you (please click to enlarge). The selection does not claim to be complete. You are welcome to come to us for advice during our office hours.