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.

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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 Deutschlandstipendium scholarships amounting to 300 euros per month. The scholarships are awarded once a year for the winter semester (funding period one year). All registered students at the University can apply, even before the start of their studies or during their practical semester.

Further information is also available on the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on the Deutschlandstipendium.

Thomas Gessmann Foundation

This foundation supports talented students in technical subjects who lack the financial means to complete their studies within the standard period of study without appropriate support. Students can apply for a scholarship at the beginning of May and the beginning of November.


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.

Emergency grant

The Graduate School of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences is offering partial scholarships for international students who have financial issues. All enrolled students can apply until June 11, 2023.

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


Scholarship programme for Muslim students


Scholarship programme for Catholic students

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk

Scholarship programme for Jewish students

Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst (Protestant)

Scholarship Programme for Protestant Students


Politically Affiliated Foundations


SPD-affiliated foundation

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

FDP-affiliated foundation


CSU-affiliated foundation


Gifted Foundation of the Alliance 90/The Greens Party


CDU-affiliated foundation


The Left Party's scholarship programme for gifted students


Other Scholarships for the gifted


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 and non-political 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:

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.