You can only apply for an Education Fund Scholarship online. Applications for a scholarship for the 2019/20 funding period are now closed. When the next application period begins, you will find the corresponding link on this page.
Information for ApplicantsCopyright: Stefan Hense
Through the Education Fund, RWTH Aachen University annually awards Germany scholarships to outstanding students and first-year students who show great potential on the basis of their excellent past achievements.
Germany Scholarship - Key Facts
Prerequisite: You are completing a standard period of study during Winter Semester 2019/20 and Summer Semester 2020.
Stipend: 300 Euros per month & a non-monetary framework program
Funding Period: at least two semesters; renewal is possible
Applications: between May 28 and July 1, 2019 only. Start of the funding period: Winter Semester 2019/20
Under the umbrella of the RWTH Education Fund, 432 scholarship holders currently receive a monthly grant of 300 euros from the Deutschlandstipendium, 15 students each are supported by the Porsche IT Campus RWTH Aachen Scholarship and the Henry Ford Scholarship.
The Education Fund scholarships are awarded every year to start at the beginning of the winter semester. Registered students and first-year students can receive a scholarship if they have distinguished themselves by their excellent academic performance and show exceptional potential. In addition to students completing their first degree, students pursuing a second or supplementary degree as well as a Master's degree are also eligible.
In a two-stage selection procedure, applications are evaluated by experts in the different faculties according to subject area. From the total number of applicants, the faculties then submit a list of candidates they would recommend for a scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to the applicants according to their ranking on the list.
The Education Fund aims in particular to strengthen long-term contact between scholarship holders and sponsors. If the students' performance remains relatively constant or even improves, the university will therefore endeavor to extend their funding over the long-term.
|Online-application period for students and prospective students||May 28 to July 1, 2019|
|Scholarship receipients are selected||July to September|
|Notifications of approval are sent to scholarship receipients||from late September onwards|
|Scholarship Award Ceremony||November 22, 2019|
Important Information on the Re-Application Process
Germany Scholarship recipients who will begin their Master’s course of study at RWTH in the summer semester of 2020 have the opportunity to re-apply in the period between February 1 and 28, 2020. For those who transition from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s program, it is mandatory to re-apply in order to receive continued funding. This also applies to students currently on leave who transition from the Bachelor’s to the Master’s program. In the application period we will provide a link to the application portal on this web page.
What Our Scholarship Recipients Say
“Receiving the Germany Scholarship feels like a recognition of my achievements and hard work as a student. This support makes me financially independent to some extent and thus I have the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities. Thanks to the great accompanying program I can educate myself beyond the classroom and get in touch with companies and fellow students.”
Judith Berens, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE Scholarship Recipient