Scholarships awarded by Foundations

There are numerous foundations which support students in many different ways. Below you will find an incomplete list as well as some additional tips which will help you to find scholarship donors. It should be noted that requirements for scholarship awards vary considerably from organisation to organisation. We are therefore unable to reply to questions about such matters. If you are interested you should contact the organisations directly.


German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft)

Hans Böckler Foundation

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (registered society)

Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Hans Seidel Foundation


Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst (registered society)

Schmalenbach Society for Business Administration (Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft) (registered society)

Deutsche Bildung AG

Karl Jüngel Foundation

Reemtsma Begabtenförderungswerk

Dr Arthur Pfungst Foundation

Stiftung Industrieforschung (scholarships for MA theses and dissertations)

Heinrich Böll Foundation

Rheinstahl Foundation

N.B.: This list can by no means be considered complete.


Additional scholarships can be found under the following links:

Scholarship Guide (Stipendienlotse)

Scholarship Database (

Foundations in North Rhine-Westphalia