8.1.3 Scholarships and foundations

There are numerous programmes and trusts that provide financial and/or ideational support for students. If you would like to apply for a scholarship please consider the following:

Written applications have many steps. Depending on the requirements of the scholarships, letters of recommendation, references and certificates as well as a current CV must be submitted. A completed application form and a cover letter are also usually required. Since the procurement of these documents may take several weeks, you should find out early which documents are required and be aware of deadlines. It is important to address the aims and principles of the sponsors. While some scholarships have no preference for candidates, others prefer or are limited exclusively to the support of students pursuing their Master's or doctoral degrees, or only to international students.

Community volunteer work is often a requirement and should be presented in the cover letter and demonstrated through reports or references.

It may be helpful to ask the tutors of respective foundations at HU for advice or written recommendations.

The following table of study-aid programmes and foundations represents only a selection of possible scholarships in Berlin and Germany. Further information regarding scholarship providers and foundations is available online:

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Stipendienlotse (BMBF)
Stipendiumplus (Begabtenförderung im Hochschulbereich)
myStipendium
Das Online-Stipendium und Karrierenetzwerk (e-fellows)
Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen

In addition, international students may seek personal counselling at the International Office (► 6.4.6). Postgraduate students should consult the Humboldt Graduate School and/or International Scholar Services (► 3.8).

 

Foundations

Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst
Iserlohner Str. 25
58239 Schwerte
Phone: (+49 2304) 75 51 96
E-Mail: info@evstudienwerk.de
Website: www.evstudienwerk.de

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Abt. Studienförderung
Godesberger Allee 149
53175 Bonn
Phone: (+49 228) 883 – 0
E-Mail: stipendien@fes.de
Website: www.fes.de/studienfoerderung

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung
Karl-Marx-Straße 2
14482 Potsdam
Phone: (+49 30) 22 01 - 26 34
E-Mail: service@freiheit.org
Website: http://fnst.org

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
Hans-Böckler-Straße 39
40476 Düsseldorf
Phone: (+49 211) 77 78 - 0
E-Mail: zentrale@boeckler.de
Website: www.boeckler.de

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Studienwerk
Schumannstraße 8
10117 Berlin
Phone: (+49 30) 28 53 40
E-Mail: studienwerk@boell.de
Website: www.boell.de/en

Katholischer Akademischer Ausländerdienst (KAAD)
Hausdorffstr. 151
53129 Bonn
Phone: (+49 228) 917 58-0
E-Mail: zentrale-berlin@kaad.de
Website: www.kaad.de/en

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Klingelhöferstr. 23
10785 Berlin
Phone: (+49 30) 269 96-0
E-Mail: zentrale-berlin@kas.de
Website: www.kas.de/wf/en/

Otto-Benecke-Stiftung
Kennedyallee 105-107
53175 Bonn
Phone: (+49 228) 81 63 - 0
E-Mail: post@obs-ev.de
Website: www.obs-ev.de

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Franz-Mehring-Platz 1
10243 Berlin
Phone: (+49 30) 44 31 02 23
E-Mail: studienwerk@rosalux.de
Website: www.rosalux.de/en

There are also specific support programmes which are funded by the state:
 

BAföG
BAfög (Bundesausbildungsförderung nach dem Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz) is a federal legislative student support scheme. Students receive half of the money as a loan (free of interest), and the other half as federal aid which they do not need to repay. Those eligible for BaföG are foreign nationals in accordance to § 8 BAföG.

BAföG (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz)
Studierendenwerk Berlin
Ausbildungsförderung

Behrenstraße 40-41
10117 Berlin

Phone: (+49 30) 939 39-70
Fax: (+49 30) 9 39 39-88 72 79
E-Mail: info@stw.berlin
Website: www.bafög.de
Website: www.stw.berlin/en/finanzierung.html

Office hours
Tu 10:00 - 12:00
13:30 - 15:30
Th 15:00 - 18:00

BAföG calculator: www.baföeg-rechner.de/FAQ/paragraph/8.php


Germany Scholarship | Deutschlandstipendium
Excellent students of all nationalities studying at the HU can apply for the Deutschlandstipendium. If you are currently in your Bachelor’s or Master’s studies, you can be supported with 300 Euro per month for at least two semesters during the standard period of study. Further information is available online.

E-Mail: deutschlandstipendium@hu-berlin.de
Website: hu.berlin/deutschlandstipendium
 

Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship
Based on the promotion of young researchers and artists law, the state of Berlin’s Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship (Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium des Landes Berlin) awards scholarships or special grants to highly qualified young researchers with doctoral scholarships for up to 3 years.

Doctoral scholarship "Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium"
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Servicezentrum Forschung
Ms Haselow
Ziegelstraße 13c, room 628
10117 Berlin

E-Mail: dorothea.haselow@hu-berlin.de
Phone: (+49 30) 20 93-15 68
Fax: (+49 30) 20 93-16 60
Website: www.hu-berlin.de/en/research/szf/wiss_nachwuchs/wn_nafoeg_html

Office hours
Tu, Fr 09:00 - 12:00
Wed 13:00 - 15:00