How to fund your studies is an important factor when choosing to continue your education at university. Therefore, we've complied a living expenses chart to help you see how much financial backing you will need and how to fund your lifestyle to make the most of student life:
An overview of expenses:
There are several opportunities to partially finance your studies through a scholarship, particuarly if you are an ambitious or talented student. We are happy to support you with your application and advise you about financial support.
The Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts supports advanced students and young university graduates with scholarships to drive the internationalisation of its higher education forward. These scholarships are generally awarded for one semester. The amount of funding is decided in a case-by-case process based solely on the respective individual's need. This amounts to between 100 and 615 euros per month. One-off study subsidies (at least 250 euros) are available in cases of particular hardship.
The programme primarily targets advanced students and younger university graduates who are either already studying in a degree programme that leads to a first degree with professional qualification or who have registered for a post-graduate or Master's programme at a Bavarian university.Applicants are selected on the basis of academic credentials, personal qualification, experience, need, and other relevant factors. The amount of funding is decided in a case-by-case process based solely on the respective individual's need and the funds available.
Applications may be handed in to the International Office; there is no defined application deadline.
The Deggendorf Institute of Technology receives funds to award to selected international students from the DAAD's (German Academic Exchange Service's) STIBET scholarship programme.
Please send your application to the International Office, Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1, 94469 Deggendorf, or bring it personally into the International Office, B 209. Applications maybe submitted anytime!
The amount given in each scholarship fund is between 400 and 900 Euros per semester!
Please note that applicants with incomplete or missing application documents can not be considered for scholarships.
For the funding year 2024/25
The Bavarian state awards one-year scholarships for the academic year 2024/25 to graduates with citizenship from Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Hungary.
The scholarship is intended to finance postgraduate studies (e.g. Master's degree), a research project or a doctorate.
It is initially granted for one year and can usually be extended twice (to a total of three years) upon application. The monthly grant amounts to 934 euros.
The application deadline is 1 December 2023.
More information and the online application can be found here: BayHost Scholarship for Graduates from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
BayBIDS is supported by Bavaria University (registered society) and the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Research and Art. The project originated in 2008, with the initiative coming from the German Academic Exchange Service and the partner-school initiative of the Foreign Office. The project was set up to promote cooperation between German schools abroad and German partner-schools with Bavarian universities.
BayBIDS regularly awards scholarships to graduates of German schools abroad, who begin their studies in Bavaria. Visits to partner schools abroad are also financed. See the website for all details.
This financial support programme is for German or international students who are fully-integrated and have their long-term perspectives in Germany (e.g. European citizens or students with long term residential visas). Grants are based on personal assets, wages earned and parental or partner income.
More information can be found (in German) at www.bafoeg.de.
The Begabtenförderungswerke Endowment consists of many different organisations in Germany that award scholarships to young, gifted and talented students. It supports bright minds that seek to bring change to society.
It targets German, EU and other international students who are entitled to permanent residence in Germany within the framework of Article 8 in the Federal Training Assistance Act, otherwise known as BAföG.
The Deutschlandstipendium at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology supports students for one year with € 3,600. Numerous scholarships are available again for the year 2024/25.
Students who excel in their studies are selected. In addition, special personal or family circumstances are also taken into account. The decision is also based on social or student commitment.
The scholarship is awarded regardless of income or the income of the parents. It is also not counted towards BAföG and no social security contributions have to be paid. Half of the funding is paid by companies or private sponsors, the other half by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
In the list of frequently asked questions you will find answers to all areas of the Deutschlandstipendium that are of interest to students.
The application for the funding round April 2024 to March 2025 runs from 15 December 2023 to 15 February 2024 via the Primuss Portal. Simply log in and then select the following path:
Here's a note on the letter of mtoivation: The motivation letter should comprise max. 1 page with detailed explanations of the points indicated in the questionnaire (e.g. internships, voluntary work, personal circumstances, etc.).
All regulations on thes pages are subject to the approval of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.
Guidelines for the Deutschlandstipendium.
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