Scholarships and Study Funding

Studying is expensive. Not everyone can rely on their parents as financiers, and even grandma only steps in with an interest-free loan in a few cases. In addition to scholarship organizations, various organizations also offer loans to students.

Please also note the scholarship for chemistry Bachelor students offered by the GDCh (see box on the right).


gifted education

Under "Stipendienplus" the BMBF-funded Working Group of gifted support organizations in the Federal Republic of Germany has combined all foundations that could be considered donors on one page.

Federal Association of German Foundations

You can also use a search function at the Association of German Foundations to look for a suitable donor.

Advancement scholarship for experienced professionals

The advancement scholarship is a study grant from the federal government and is aimed at specialists with vocational training and at least two years of professional experience. You can apply before the start of your studies and up to the end of the second semester.

Academic Foundation of the german people

The classic: the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes is, according to its own information, the oldest and largest organization for the promotion of gifted students in Germany. According to its statutes , it promotes "the higher education of young people whose high scientific or artistic talent and whose personality give reason to expect special achievements in the service of the general public". It supports students in Germany and abroad.

Germany scholarship

The "Germany Scholarship" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has existed since 2011. First-year students and students can apply for a scholarship independent of their income. The funding of 300 euros per month is intended to support around 10,000 scholarship holders nationwide.

My scholarship

You can search for scholarships that match your own criteria from over 1,200 funding opportunities (information provided by the operator). Disadvantage: you can't just search, you first have to register with a user name, password and accept extensive terms of use.


This information platform emerged from a student initiative by students of educational sciences in Jena. Financing options for students, trainees and other young people in training are compiled there. Readers can find information on student loans, scholarships, student loans, mini-jobs and other financing options.

Scholarship Guide

The brochure "Funded Learning - The Big Scholarship Dossier" also provides tips on all aspects of the scholarship, which can be downloaded from the Fernstudium-Direkt website.

grant comparison

This free e-book offers a good overview of the prerequisites for awarding the grant, the funding category, amount and frequency as well as the effort involved in applying for the respective scholarship. Every year, new scholarships throughout Germany are compared on 130 pages using the above criteria. The chemistry-specific grants can be easily found using the search function in the pdf document.

Bayer foundations

What is not so well known is that some companies also maintain foundations. Bayer AG, for example, awards a whole range of scholarships.

General information about student loans

Student loan provider

Education fund

Kfw loans

Education loan from the Federal Republic of Germany

German education

Scholarship for Bachelor students

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