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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 21 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.

By the way, 191 students at the HTW Dresden have already received a Germany Scholarship to date. The prospects are very good!

Open scholarships

In particular, nationwide foundations offer funding opportunities for students of all types of higher education institutions and disciplines.

Name Description
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.
Böckler-Aktion Bildung. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Rosa-Luxemburg-StiftungThe 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.
Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft gGmbHThe 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.

Subject-specific scholarships

For students coming from a variety of disciplines, there are special programmes especially in the field of STEM.

Name Description
DETAIL Stipendium Four Master’s students studying Architecture will be receiving funding in the amount of EUR 500 per month from April 2016 to March 2017. In addition to the financial support, scholarship holders receive a free annual subscription to DETAIL, the magazine publication as well as the industry journal "Gebäudehüllen des 21. Jahrhunderts”. The selected students can also receive free information and suggestions from the DETAIL inspiration database for one year. You have the possibility to visit all DETAIL events for free, and to benefit from the large network operated by DETAIL and Schüco. During one of these events, the prospective architects can present their work (which they developed during the scholarship) to a renowned specialist audience.
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.

Mobility Support (Möbilitätsförderung)

There are many good reasons for a stay abroad during your studies. Along with offers of financial support.

You are welcome to address any questions regarding Mobility Support topics to the International Office. of the HTW Dresden.

An overview of scholarship offers in 2017/2018 from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) can be found HERE.

Name Description
Erasmus+ 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.
Fullbright Commission The target group includes German students from universities who arrange (and partly finance) their study visit to the USA via a German-American university partnership programme. It aims to establish institutional exchange agreements that are made bilaterally directly between a German university and an American partner institution. Study exchanges that result from memberships in international university consortia or integrated German-American study programmes with a dual degree programme are, however, not the subject of travel scholarship funding.
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.
IAESTE 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).
PROMOS Study periods and internships as well as study trips abroad (up to 12 days) by students from German universities (up to a maximum of six months) can be offered support. Undergraduates and doctoral students alike can be offered support in the form of language training and specialist courses.
Last changed: 22.02.2019