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.
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 can do so from February 1 through 28, 2022. 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 who plan to transfer from the Bachelor’s program to the Master’s. The corresponding link to the online application form can be found here during the application period.
Germany Scholarship – Key Facts
Prerequisite: You are completing a standard period of study during Winter Semester 2022/23 and Summer Semester 2023.
Stipend: 300 Euros per month & a non-monetary framework program
Funding Period: at least two semesters; renewal is possible
Applications: from June 1 through 30, 2022 only. Start of the funding period: Winter Semester 2022/23
Under the umbrella of the RWTH Education Fund, around 360 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 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|
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