There is a wide range of scholarship programs available for students, but relatively few take advantage of them. You don't have to be highly gifted or poor to receive funding! Find out here which organizations award scholarships and which of these match your personal profile.

Scholarship Databases

There are hundreds of scholarship programs - but many of them are relatively unknown! Increase your chances by being informed and getting to know lesser-known scholarship offerers. With these databases, you can search for suitable programs fast:



Comprehensive scholarship database with over 2,100 programs


Scholarship database of the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research

Scholarships for Offenburg-University Students


Hochschule Offenburg awards Deuitschlandstipendium scholarships amounting to 300 euros per month. The scholarships are awarded once a year for the winter semester (funding period one year, next application deadline: Summer 2021). All registered students at the University can apply, even before the start of their studies or during their practical semester.
Deutschlandstipendium official website

Thomas Gessmann Foundation

This foundation supports talented students in technical subjects who lack the financial means to complete their studies in the standard time period without corresponding support. Students can apply for a scholarship in early May and early November.

The next application deadline (for a scholarship starting in the winter semester 2021/2022) is the beginning of May 2021 (the exact date will be announced soon).

Auslandssemester, Projekt- und Diplomarbeiten


To enable you to focus entirely on your studies, Printus GmbH supports students in the Master's program of "Dialog Marketing and E-Commerce" with 500 euros per month. Students can apply at any time.  

Scholarships of the Verein der Freunde und Förderer

The Friends of the University support committed students with grants for semesters abroad, project work and final theses.

Talent- and Merit-Based Scholarships

Overview of Institutions Awarding Merit Scholarships


Stipendium plus

This website offers a quick overview of the major institutions awarding talent- and merit-based scholarships in Germany.


Denominational Institutions


Avicenna-Studienwerk (Muslim)


Cusanuswerk (Roman Catholic)


Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (Jewish)


Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst (Protestant)


Politically Affiliated Foundations


Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (SPD)


Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FDP)


Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (CSU)


Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Greens)


Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (CDU)


Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Linke)





Foundation affiliated with the DGB (Federation of German Trade Unions)


Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft

The "Studienförderwerk Klaus Murmann" supports university students and doctoral candidates


Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Independent, non-denominational funding institution for gifted students


Aufstiegsstipendium für Berufserfahrene

Funding program for first-year students who have worked in a professional capacity for at least two years before starting their studies

Scholarships for Stays Abroad

For questions about financing a stay abroad please contact the International Office of Hochschule Offenburg. Find out more about the most important funding programs and relevant contact persons here:

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  • <link https: praxissemester-im-ausland external-link-new-window external link in new>Practical semesters abroad

Non-Profit Foundations - Databases



Database of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft listing non-profit foundations that support university students, including doctoral students


Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen

Comprehensive database making it possible to search for smaller scholarship providers. In the subject filter of the search mask, select the subject "Bildung/Erziehung/Studentenhilfe" to retrieve information about scholarships for students.