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    3 Major Types of Scholarships to Apply for in Germany
    Thursday, October 15, 2015

    Germany is one of the popular higher education destinations predominantly because it is the cheapest in Europe. This country has a host of esteemed universities offering high quality education. Here you can enrol in programmes offered in English or German.

    Another reason why Germany is one of the favourite destinations for international students is that living expenses here are affordable as compared to other European countries. Students are offered a plethora of concessions and can access institutions, such as cinemas, opera houses, museums, theatres and so on at reduced prices showing their student ID. 

    Many scholarship programmes are available for Indian students aspiring to study in Germany. If you have an impressive academic record, you are eligible for any of the below mentioned scholarships in Germany.

    1. Government funded scholarships

    DAAD Scholarships – International students are offered many scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD. You can visit the DAAD database to find the exact scholarship in Germany for your specific degree level.

    Erasmus-Mundus – This scholarship is offered for international students wishing to pursue their studies in Europe. Led by the European Commission, the Erasmus-Mundus programme is one of the largest providers of EU scholarships.

    2. Non-government scholarships for international students

    Heinrich Boll Scholarships – This scholarship is offered at accredited institutions for international students aspiring to study masters or PhD.

    Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellowship – Students who get admission at select universities in Germany are offered this Einstein Foundation sponsored fellowship scholarship.

     Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships – This is a scholarship offered for students from developing countries. Funded by the European Commission, this post-doctoral research scholarship can be accessed by students wishing to study in Germany.

    Kurt Hansen Science Scholarships – In order to access this scholarship, students must aspire pursuing their careers in science and teaching and must be proficient in German.

    Postdoctoral Researchers Humboldt Research Fellowships – Scholars and scientists from any nationality doing research in any subject can apply for this postdoctoral scholarship.

    3. Scholarships offered by German universities

    Apart from the above-mentioned non-government and government scholarships in Germany, many German universities also offer scholarships for international students.

    Doctoral tuition waivers for students of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management – International students aspiring to study business administration, mathematics, accounting or finance are eligible for this scholarship. Doctoral students aspiring to study in English language are offered at least 10 tuition waiver scholarships.

    Aachen University – For eligible international students looking for external or internal funding opportunities, Aachen University offers plenty of opportunities.

    International researchers FRIAS Cofund Fellowship Programme – International students aspiring to do a research level programme at the Universität Freiburg can access this scholarship if they fulfill all eligibility requirements.

    Effective and Responsible Leadership HHL International MSc Scholarship – Students applying for the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management master’s level management study can apply for this scholarship.

    Hessnatur Scholarship – International students aiming to study master’s level sustainability in fashion at ESMOD, Berlin can apply for this German scholarship

    Humboldt University – International research fellowship students wishing to pursue research in area studies, economics, geography, political science, sociology, law, anthropology or history at the Humboldt University can apply for this scholarship.

    Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics Max Planck Research School – For international PhD level chemistry or physics students aspiring to do research Fellowships at this university are offered scholarships.

    Scholarships and Doctoral Positions at the Kiel University – International students aspiring to study at Kiel University’s Graduate School of Human Development specialising in Landscapes can apply for post-graduate funding opportunities.

    One semester scholarships offered by Ulm University – International students unable to fund their semester can avail of this need-based scholarship offered for a single semester.

    Indian students can visit a reliable overseas consultant for more information on scholarships in Germany.

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