Scholarships with application at THI

Germany Scholarship

The scholarship distributes 300 Euro per month to excellent students


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Scholarships for woman who wish to gain a doctorate

The LaKoF (State Conference of Women's and Equal Opportunities Representatives at Bavarian Universities) is offering two scholarships for women aimed at graduates of universities of applied sciences who wish to pursue doctoral studies:
the qualification scholarship, to acquire the formal prerequisites to embark on doctoral studies, and the doctoral scholarship for women taking a doctorate. The deadline for applications is 1 February each year.

General information on doctoral studies at THI is available from the Graduate Centre at the ZAF (Research Centre).

Which scholarships are available ?

 There are many foundations in the Federal Republic of Germany that award scholarships to students.

Scholarships are awarded by the following types of organisation:

  • Organisations for the promotion of young talent and other foundations of public agencies
  • Denominational and private foundations
  • Commercial enterprises

The most widely known of these foundations are given in the Scholarships list.



Studying for qualified people in employment, master craftsmen, and equivalent

The Aufstiegsstipendium scholarship is specifically conceived to support people in employment, i.e. with professional training and practical experience.

Applications are already possible before beginning of the study until the end of the second semester.

Tips for those with professional qualifications are available from the German student union (Deutsche Studentenwerk) at

Compass for parents

Information and advice for parents on the subject of scholarships is available free of charge here

Scholarships for studies abroad

There are many funding opportunities for students in search of funding to finance a period of study abroad. Please contact the International Office under Fördermöglichkeiten für das Praktikum und Studium im Ausland  (funding opportunities for placements and studies abroad).

Research scholarships

The THI provides free use of the ELFI Funding Database (Förderdatenbank ELFI ) for the benefit of employees and students looking for a comprehensive search opportunity for funding programmes. A guide including information on how to use the database is available on the information page of the library. Should you have any questions, please contact the Research and EU Office  Forschungs- und EU-Referat.

Financing for immigrant students/applicants

Funding is available from the Higher Education Guarantee Fund (Garantiefonds Hochschulbereich) for refugees, ethnic German immigrants (Spätaussiedler) and Jewish immigrants under the age of 30. The funding is aimed at the acquisition of a sufficient level of language knowledge to allow students to successfully commence or resume their university studies.

Authorisation for financing is only possible in conjunction with an advice and education plan (Beratungs- und Bildungsplanung). All information is available at

Scholarships for refugees

Refugees can apply to the Hans Böckler Foundation if they are entitled to receive BAföG. This means they must have been continuously and legally resident in Germany for at least 15 months, either permitted or tolerated. If a person is currently going through the asylum application process, they are not entitled to receive BAföG. In this case, it only makes sense to apply for a scholarship if the asylum application is process is due to be completed soon or has already been completed.