Information for Applicants

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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.



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Germany Scholarship - Key Facts

  1. Prerequisite: You are completing a standard period of study during Winter Semester 2019/20 and Summer Semester 2020.
  2. Stipend: 300 Euros per month & a non-monetary framework program
  3. Funding Period: at least two semesters; renewal is possible
  4. 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 Regarding Reapplication

Germany Scholarship recipients who will begin their Master’s course of study at RWTH in the summer semester of 2020 may reapply at any time between February 1 and 28, 2020. Students transitioning from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s program must reapply to receive continued funding. This also applies to students currently on leave who are planning to transition from a Bachelor’s to the Master’s program entering the summer semester. Please use the following link:


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