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.


Online Application

You can only apply for an Education Fund Scholarship online. The online application for one of the scholarships for the funding period 2020/21 started on May 27, 2020 and will be exceptionally possible until July 19, 2020 as a consequence of the Corona Pandemic. It can be done via the online form.

In the next few days, we will inform current applicants by e-mail about how they can have the status of their already submitted application reset. If necessary, they can then add the data from the follow-up exams from the winter semester to their existing application and upload the application again.


Please note

For all students enrolled at RWTH in summer semester 2020, including students on leave of absence, the standard period of study will be increased by one semester. This provision also applies to applications for the 2020/21 funding period of the Education Fund.



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Germany Scholarship - Key Facts

  1. Prerequisite: You are completing a standard period of study during Winter Semester 2020/21 and Summer Semester 2021.
  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 27 and July 19, 2020 only. Start of the funding period: Winter Semester 2020/21

Under the umbrella of the RWTH Education Fund, 433 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 27 to July 19, 2020
Scholarship receipients are selected July to September
Notifications of approval are sent to scholarship receipients from mid October onwards


What Our Scholarship Recipients Say