You can only apply for an Education Fund Scholarship online. The application period for the 2022/23 academic year is closed.

Information for Applicants

  Four students holding certificates © 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.


Important Information About Reapplying for Funding

Existing scholarship holders who aim to start a Master’s program at RWTH in the summer semester and want to reapply for funding for 2022/23 can do so from February 1 through 28, 2023. Students transitioning from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s program must reapply in order to receive continued funding. This also applies to scholarship holders currently on leave for the 2022/23 winter semester who plan to transfer from the Bachelor’s to the Master’s program in the 2023 summer semester. The link to the corresponding online application form can be found here during the application period.


Under the umbrella of the RWTH Education Fund, around 370 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.


Open Consultation Hour

For all intersted candidates and scholarship holders.

Languages: Englisch and German

Starting October 5, on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11am.

Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 913 3143 6080, ID code: 283756)


Deutschlandstipendium – Key Facts

  1. Prerequisite: You are completing a standard period of study during Winter Semester 2022/23 and Summer Semester 2023.
  2. Stipend: 300 Euros per month & a non-monetary framework program
  3. Funding Period: at least two semesters; renewal is possible
  4. Applications: from June 1 through 30, 2022 only. Start of the funding period: Winter Semester 2022/23
Online-application period for students and prospective students June 1 to J30, 2022
Scholarship receipients are selected July to September
Notifications of approval are sent to scholarship receipients from mid September onwards
Scholarship Celebration end of November