The difference between Germany and other countries is that Germany rarely awards scholarships. Instead, universities help student foundations and research associations when funding is sparse. Only two percent of students receive this alternate financial aid, therefor available funds are not always fully used. Studierendenwerk helps and consults students over the different types of funding.
In the following you will find some scholarships that are available to you in Freiburg:
During the 2020/21 winter semester Studierendenwerk will award up to four scholarships to students, who have been socially engaged and have shown exemplary volunteer work, for example: those who have assisted international students, taken part in student groups or committees with a school or university, or helped with refugee or neighbourhood assistance.
The scholarship awards a monthly stipend of 250 € per month and is limited to two semesters. Awarded scholarships are based on the proposal and recommendation of universities, associations, private individuals, and other such institutions. One may not recommend themselves. The call for tenders will take place at the end of March. Proposals are accepted until 15 June 2020.
More information and the proposal form can be found in the information box on the right.
Attention: The current Freiburg World Citizen-Scholarship has already been awarded
Studierendenwerk holds an annual information day providing information about scholarships and on how to receive this type of funding.
Many students are inadequately informed about the complex scholarship system. The information day aims to make the system more transparent. It is also an opportunity for different funding foundations to present themselves.
The last Scholarship Information Day was held on Saturday, 23th of November 2019 at the Mensa Institutsviertel.
You find the program for the Scholarship Information Day 2019 here.