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Support for international semesters or classic student support, finding a scholarship is not all that hard! On this page you will find selected funding opportunities for studying at the HTW Dresden. If you would like to arrange a consultation directly on site, your Student Union Dresden is available to help.

Avicenna Studienwerk e.V.

The Avicenna Studienwerk is the youngest scholarship organisation in Germany. Avicenna provides scholarships to highly talented and socially engaged young German Muslim students students of all disciplines.


Career Advancement Scholarships for professionals:

The Career Advancement Scholarship (Aufstiegsstipendium) is a scholarship for committed professionals with vocational training and practical experience. Particularities: Applications can even be submitted before beginning your studies (for students up until the end of the second semester); the funding is not means-tested and is paid out as a lump sum. Even professionals over 30 can receive support. The Career Advancement Scholarship supports a candidate in obtaining their first academic degree - either full-time or on an extra-occupational basis.


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Böckler-Aktion Bildung is a programme aimed at students who are already volunteers or who aim to volunteer in the future, and whose family income and assets are such that they are entitled to full student loan (BAföG) support.


Cusanuswerk e.V.

The Cusanuswerk is the Catholic Church's scholarship organisation in Germany. It supports students with commitment, a sense of responsibility and a living Christian faith.


Dr. Arthur Pfungst-Stiftung

Dr. Arthur Pfungst Stiftung in Frankfurt promotes access to educational opportunities by awarding scholarships to young students who, without financial support, would not be able to complete a university course that befits their aptitude. In the spirit of Dr. med. Arthur Pfungst and the founders, the foundation aims to play its part in ensuring that all strata of society can assert their fundamental right to education. Regardless of the financial circumstances of the individual.


Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk e.V.

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (ELES) promotes particularly talented Jewish students and doctoral candidates in accordance with the guidelines of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This support focuses on the commitment and self-development opportunities of the scholarship holders.


Teach First Deutschland gGmbH

As part of the Leadership Fellowship of Teach First Germany, you work for two years as a Fellow at a school in a "social focus" - paid and full-time. The associated qualification covers a total of approximately 600 hours and has a value of € 35,000. The program is aimed at graduates of all disciplines. Working in the classroom and in the afternoons as extra staff, Fellows support students, especially in transitions between school types and degrees. Teach First Germany is a non-profit education initiative aimed at improving equity in education.


Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V.

Evangelische Studienwerk Villigst e.V. offers support to students of all subjects and disciplines at colleges and universities throughout Germany. Scholarship holders are offered comprehensive individual support, a versatile interdisciplinary education and the opportunity for participation at all levels. The financial support is based on the candidate’s student loan (BAföG) and includes up to EUR 597 per month plus EUR 300 of study allowance along with many other benefits including, for example, stays abroad.


Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V.

The scholarship programmes available through the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are aimed at students of above-average achievement, who can demonstrate socio-political commitment and who feel connected to the social democratic values of the foundation. Another main concern of the foundation is ensuring equitable access to educational opportunities, which is why the social background of the applicants is also considered.


Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

The foundation supports students with academic talent in all disciplines. Selection criteria are performance, character qualities, liberal political and social commitment.


Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung e.V.

Ideal support (seminars, supervision by a lecturer at the place of study) and financial assistance to gifted and socially committed students in line with their student loan (BAföG) as well as EUR 300 of study allowance per month.


Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.

The green Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung supports students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines and nationalities, in universities and colleges in Germany and potentially abroad. It expects excellent academic and scientific achievements from its scholarship holders, as well as social commitment, political interest and active engagement with the basic values and concerns of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice.


Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

The programme aim for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. is to enable committed young people to undertake a thorough course of study. Furthermore, the preparation of scholarship holders for future tasks in both state and society is a core concern of the foundation.


Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds

Supporting committed and motivated students with a demonstrable need for financial support.



The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is a political educational institution with close ties to DIE LINKE political party. Its aim is to contribute to democracy, social justice and solidarity through political education, and to erradicate social, gender or ethnic disadvantage. These values form the basis of the undergraduate and doctoral programmes of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.


Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

The target group of this foundation’s support are hard-working young people studying at universities of applied sciences, who are characterised by their openness towards the world and their social commitment. Currently, this foundation supports around 13,000 gifted undergraduate- and doctoral students. Every year, approximately 270 new students are admitted to the programme.

Now also possible with self-application: Those interested can find further information on self-application on the website of the Studienstiftung and can work on sample tasks of the selection test in a demo version. You can register for the test online. In order to lower financial hurdles for suitable candidates, the Studienstiftung recently reduced the fee for taking the test to 30 euros (instead of 50 euros); BAföG recipients and students from non-academic parents pay a reduced participation fee of 10 euros. The fees for the test participation cover part of the costs incurred for the test development and evaluation. "


Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft gGmbH

The Klaus Murmann foundation offers its scholarship recipients a wide range of funding opportunities. At its centre is a large, varied seminar and training programme. From analytical thinking through to energy policy, team training and moral courage - the funding programme offers a variety of topics and event formats. And if you yourself would like to be entrepreneurial - whether with a profitable business idea or with a social entrepreneurship concept - you can acquire a wealth of expertise thanks to the “Challenge Entrepreneurship” (“Herausforderung Unternehmertum”) startup initiative, in cooperation with the Heinz Nixdorf foundation.


Mentoring Scholarship

The mentoring scholarship is part of the mentoring program of the HTW Dresden and is aimed at students of all faculties in the 1st to 4th semester. For one year you will discuss with a business mentor, gain insight into various job profiles and make contacts. In addition to personal support, you will receive financial assistance from your mentor's company: 150 € per month or a corresponding material value. More information: www.htw-dresden.de/mentoring

Glatthaar Stipendium

The scholarship is aimed at undergraduate or graduate students in the field of civil engineering and amounts to € 400 gross per month until the end of their studies. Internships and bachelor or master theses will be remunerated for an additional fee. After successful practical assignments in the company of the Glatthaar Group and an above-average degree after graduation, there is the possibility of a direct entry.



Final Sprint - Scholarship

itestra GmbH appreciates outstanding informatics- Expertise and competence in application. That is why particularly talented and goal-oriented students are given EUR 6,000 in financial support during the last stage of their Master's programme.


STEM Excellence

The focus of the STEM Excellence Scholarship Programme is to promote outstanding students of the STEM Subjects (Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences and Technology). It is not only the financial support in the foreground but also the opportunity to gain new experience, establish interesting contacts and be part of a valuable knowledge exchange.


MTU Studien-Stiftung

Talented young women in STEM - degree courses or prospective female engineers are offered individual support during their studies. This can take the form of personal mentoring or professional qualification measures.
The prerequisite for this financial support is participation in the Foundation Days of the MTU Studien-Stiftung.


Stiftung Industrieforschung

Scholarships are awarded for the preparation of Master's and Diploma theses that are highly relevant for small and medium-sized enterprises. With these scholarships, Stiftung Industrieforschung aims to promote the academic qualification of students. Scholarship funding is aimed at students of business management or technicalscientific- degree programmes who have performed particularly well during their studies, and who want to adopt a scientifically sound and practice-oriented approach in their upcoming Master's or Diploma thesis.


The EU programme Erasmus + has been promoting cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe for more than 20 years. One focus of the programme is the exchange of students (study / internship) and teachers.


Go East Summer and Winter Schools

Within the "Go East" initiative, the DAAD would like to support more students from Germany in their study and research stays in countries located in Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, as well as South Caucasus and Central Asia. In order to stimulate interest among young academics, the DAAD supports German students who wish to take part in summer and winter schools. These training events are offered every year during the summer or winter months by universities in the region, and cover a variety of topics.


Internship programme "Russia in Practice" (“Russland in der Praxis”)

The internship programme "Russia in Practice" (“Russland in der Praxis”) offers support to German students and graduates who want to discover more about the dynamics of German-Russian scientific and economic relations at a local level. German companies in Russia provide internships and thus have the opportunity to attract young talent with fresh, innovative ideas for their future fields of work.



The IAESTE Local Committee Dresden arranges internships abroad for students of the TU and HTW Dresden in all technical and scientific disciplines. There are places available in industry and at research institutes. The majority of IAESTE internships last approximately 2-3 months and often take place during the summer. The internships are remunerated in principle; remuneration depends on the country-specific living costs. IAESTE takes over the task of searching for accommodation for its interns, and completes all necessary formalities. This service is free for students who are enrolled in Germany. This is made possible by the incorporation of the IAESTE programme into the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).