Scholarships

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 Advising

Scholarship advisor Jacqueline Obermann offers you individual support in your search for scholarships. Feel free to arrange an appointment by email (jacqueline.obermann@hs-offenburg.de) or phone (0781-205-4844).

You can also use the online advising service in Moodle: Here you will be guided individually in searching for a scholarship, from the first overview of scholarship offerings to your actual application.

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:

MyStipendium

Comprehensive scholarship database with over 2,100 programs

Stipendienlotse

Scholarship database of the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research

Scholarships for Offenburg University Students

Deutschlandstipendium

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 2020). 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 2020) is the beginning of May 2020 (the exact date will be announced soon).

Südweststipendium

With the Südweststipendium, Baden-Württemberg companies in the metal and electrical industries support students of technical and natural-science study courses.The Südweststipendium offers at least 1,000 euros for one year, plus additional insights into professional practice through internships, cooperation with final theses or trainee activities, and  the opportunity to get to know potential employers ahead of graduation and attract companies' attention.

For more information and application: www.suedweststipendium.de

Zonta Club Scholarships for Women Students

The Zonta Club Offenburg/Ortenau District awards scholarships to female students of Offenburg University, especially those enrolled in a technical field.

Zuschüssen für
Auslandssemester, Projekt- und Diplomarbeiten

Printus-Stipendium

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)

 

Other

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

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

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

Stifterverband

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.