Students of German are eligible for a wide range of scholarships and grants awarded by national and international organizations, as well as by the governments of the US, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. CU students of German have received many the scholarships listed below. Talk to the German faculty about any questions you have about applying for these scholarships!
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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):
The DAAD offers about 30 different kinds of scholarships and paid internships for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students, including:
German Studies Research Grant DAAD for 1-2 months
Grants for University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates
Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE)
RISE Germany - Research Internships in Science and Engineering
RISE professional - Research Internships in Science and Engineering
Search for these scholarships and internships on the DAAD site and check the box for “DAAD funding programmes only.”
On the DAAD website, you can also search for other scholarships, including specialized scholarships for students in the fields of history, biology, chemistry, sales and marketing, administration, engineering, teaching and IT.
These are sponsored by the US government for study or teaching in a German-speaking country, usually for a year. Approximately 200 awards are given annually.
Search for awards for Austria and Germany on the Fulbright site.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange:
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.
Teaching Assistantships in Austria:
These fund a year of teaching English in an Austrian high school.
The Deutschland Stipendium
The Deutschland Stipendium is a merit-based scholarship of €300 a month available to international students enrolled at German universities. The scholarship is funded by the federal government and private donors. Nationality and personal income do not affect chances of being considered. Scholarships are available for one year or until the degree has been completed.
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to international master and PhD students in order to enable study and research at universities in Germany. Monthly scholarships are available for international applicants under 30 who have completed a university degree in their home country. Applicants need to provide evidence of an above-average academic performance, have been actively involved in voluntary work for the benefit of society in their home country, and have an interest in political issues.
Goethe Goes Global Scholarships
Goethe Goes Global Scholarships are awarded for all consecutive master’s programs offered at Goethe University. The scholarship includes a monthly stipend amount of 1,000€ for the standard period of a master’s program at Goethe-University (generally 2 years) and support and orientation from an experienced master’s student buddy during your studies. Applicants need to have completed at least two thirds of their bachelor’s degree at a university outside of Germany and need to be well versed in their academic discipline and are particularly interested in research. Scholarships are funded by the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation Frankfurt.
Heinrich Böll Scholarship
The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to international students who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany who wish to study a Masters or PhD degree at state or state-recognized universities in Germany. Masters Studies: €850 per month plus various individual allowances; PhD Studies: €1000 per month plus €100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances. The scholarship is awarded for two years as a rule, and may be extended twice at most by half a year.
Early Childhood Education Scholarships
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