German Scholarships for Developing Countries

In Germany, scholarships are sponsored for developing countries by universities,  government/non-government organizations and many other sponsors. These awards help students who are coming from developing countries and who are not financially strong enough to support their studies to continue their study in foreign countries,. These scholarships provide funds for fees, travel and living expenses and some more expenses.

This list provides  information about different scholarships in Germany for students from developing countries. Scholarship funds differ depending on employer.

 Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchScholarship Program: Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners
Employer:  Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Level of study: Master, PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: One of the priority funding points to which the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) attaches particular importance in its Framework Program on “Research for Sustainable Development is Sustainable Water Management (NaWaM): “One of the major challenges of the future is to ensure the supply of clean water to the world population.
Further information and application

Friede Springer FoundationScholarship Program: Friede Springer Doctoral Scholarships
Employer:  Friede Springer Foundation
Level of study: PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: The Friede Springer Stiftung supports excellence in research by funding two Friede Springer Doctoral Scholarships at the Graduate School of the new research center CASiM at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
Further information and application

Eramus MundusScholarship Program: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Master Students in Global Studies
Employer:  Eramus Mundus
Level of study: Master
Brief Scholarship Description: The institute is pleased student’s about interest in applying for the Master course in Global Studies within our consortium. Please find in the following information on the requirements and a guide on how to apply.Applications arriving by December 1st at the Global Studies office in Leipzig will be automatically taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus grant as well as for admission.
Further information and application

Food Security CenterScholarship Program: PhD Sandwich Scholarships
Employer: Food Security Center
Level of study: PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: FSC awards visiting Sandwich scholarships to PhD students from developing countries for a period of six months in 2013. The Center wishes to attract outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration.
Further information and application

DAADScholarship Program: DAAD Research Scholarship for Egyptian
Employer:  DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service
Level of study: PhD 
Brief Scholarship Description: In order to explore new avenues of scientific cooperation and establish joint scientific research projects, the bilateral exchange of Academics Programme is primarily intended to support the implementation of mutual teaching and research projects between German and Egyptian scientists.
Further information and application

Max Planck SocietyScholarship Program: Scholarship Program for Visiting Fellows
Employer:  The Max Planck Society
Level of study: PhD
Brief Scholarship Description: The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law offers a limited number of research scholarships for foreign scholars. The scholarships are funded by the Max Planck Society and are intended to support research stays at the Institute.
Further information and application

Frankfurt SchoolScholarship Program: Frankfurt School Scholarships
Employer:  Frankfurt School
Level of study: Bachelor, Master
Brief Scholarship Description: The aim of the Frankfurt School funding program is to provide especially talented candidates with an opportunity to study, irrespective of their financial circumstances.
Further information and application

Bayer FoundationScholarship Program: Otto Bayer Scholarships
Employer: Bayer Foundation
Level of study: Any
Brief Scholarship Description: The foundation places great emphasis on internationalism, and therefore scholarships are granted exclusively to students from German-speaking countries wishing to study abroad and foreign applicants who want to study in Germany.
Further information and application

German Fashion Industry FoundationScholarship Program: European Fashion award
Employer:  German Fashion Industry Foundation
Level of study: Bachelor degree or higher
Brief Scholarship Description: The European Fashion Award FASH is an annual competition held by the Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation) – SDBI since 2005.
Further information and application

DAADScholarship Program: Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance
Employer:  DAAD
Level of study: Master
Brief Scholarship Description: This program is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life.
Further information and application

European School of Management and TechnologyScholarship Program: Tagesspiegel Diversity Scholarship
Employer:  European School of Management and Technology
Level of study: Master
Brief Scholarship Description:  ESMT European School of Management and Technology announced the Tagesspiegel Diversity Scholarship today. Der Tagesspiegel is awarding this partial scholarship of 40,000 EUR to enable a first or second-generation immigrant to study at ESMT in Berlin.
Further information and application

Ulm UniversityScholarship Program: Degree Scholarships for International Students at Ulm University
Employer: Ulm University
Level of study: Degree courses 
Brief Scholarship Description: The scholarships are only awarded to students who have registered their theses and are financially needy. The scholarships support foreign students at Ulm University, who are not in debt in their final study phase.
Further information and application

Kofi Annan Business School FoundationScholarship Program: Kofi Annan Fellowship for Developing Countries Students
Employer: ESMT in Berlin, Kofi Annan Business School Foundation
Level of study: Master
Brief Scholarship Description: The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.
Further information and application

Bauhaus- University WeimaScholarship Program: Rectorate Scholarship for Foreign Master Students
Employer: Bauhaus-University Weima
Level of study: Master
Brief Scholarship Description: Granted are outstanding foreign students in full degree studies at Bauhaus-University Weimar after the first subject-related semester for 12 months. In 2012 1 scholarship is awarded. The scholarship amounts to 450,00 € per month.
Further information and application

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