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.


Online Application

The application period for the upcoming funding period 2023/2024 has already ended. The corresponding link to the online application form for the next application period can be found here again in June 2024.


Important Information About Reapplying for Funding

Existing Deutschlandstipendiat scholarship holders in the 2023/24 funding period who will begin a Master's program at RWTH in the summer semester of 2024 will be able to re-apply to the scheme between February 1 and February 29, 2024. Re-application is mandatory in case of transition from Bachelor to Master to secure further funding. This also applies to scholarship holders currently on leave of absence in the winter semester 2023/24 who will transfer from a Bachelor to a Master in the summer semester 2024.


Under the umbrella of the RWTH Education Fund, around 416 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. This will be transferred to the Deutschlandstipendium for the coming funding period 2023/24.
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

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, 2023 only. Start of the funding period: Winter Semester 2023/24
Online-application period for students and prospective students June 1 to 30
Scholarship receipients are selected July to September
Notifications of approval are sent to scholarship receipients from mid September onwards
Scholarship Celebration end of November