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.
You can only apply for an Education Fund Scholarship online.
The online application phase for one of the scholarships for the 2021/22 funding period is being extended due to the pandemic this year and will run from June 1 through July 25, 2021.
During that time, you will find the corresponding link to the online application form here.
Germany Scholarship – Key Facts
Prerequisite: You are completing a standard period of study during Winter Semester 2021/22 and Summer Semester 2022.
Stipend: 300 Euros per month & a non-monetary framework program
Funding Period: at least two semesters; renewal is possible
Applications: from June 1 through June 30, 2021 only. Start of the funding period: Winter Semester 2021/22
Under the umbrella of the RWTH Education Fund, 410 scholarship holders currently receive a monthly grant of 300 euros from the Deutschlandstipendium, 15 students are supported by the Porsche IT Campus RWTH Aachen 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||June 1 to 30, 2021|
|Scholarship receipients are selected||July to September|
|Notifications of approval are sent to scholarship receipients||from mid October onwards|
|Scholarship Celebration||end of November|
Important Information Regarding Reapplication
Germany Scholarship recipients who will begin their Master’s course of study at RWTH in the summer semester of 2021 may reapply at any time between February 1 and 28, 2021. 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. During the above mentioned application phase, we will provide you with the corresponding link to the online application form here.
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