Scholarship and Funding Possibilities for International Students

Although there are no tuition fees for students at Geisenheim University, you should calculate a minimum of € 720 per month for general living expenses. There are a number of scholarship programs and funding possibilities available, but these must be applied for well before the beginning of the degree course.

There are different requirements to fulfil, depending on the scholarship program; some programs require a very good level of German language, while others ask for good grades or some kind of social commitment. All of the programs, however, are interested in students who apply independently and in good time. Most scholarships are only open to Master’s and PhD students, who have already proved themselves academically.

Stipendienlotse: an interactive platform of the federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)) for national and international scholarships for private and public areas

Stipendiendatenbank des DAAD: Information regarding scholarship possibilities offered to foreign students, graduates, PhD graduates and lecturers by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as well as by other funding agencies Scholarships from foundations, universities and other scholarship providers

Euraxess Deutschland: Funding for PhD studies in Germany

Scholarship for completion of studies

Partial Scholarship – Program STIBET (DAAD)

Program: The scholarship “for completion of studies” is aimed at enabling international degree-seeking students (students with foreign citizenship who gained their university entrance qualifications outside Germany) to be free of financial worries while writing the final thesis.

Application deadline: 1 March / 15 September
Duration of the scholarship: up to 6 months

Scholarship amount: € 300 - € 400 per month
Awarding of Scholarships:  If funds are not sufficient for all applications, a committee will make a selection. Criteria will include the achievements in your studies, and your social situation.
There is no entitlement to a stipend.

Please, submit the following documents:

- Application for “completion of studies”
- Proof of the registration for the thesis (beginning and end) / Application for Admission to the Master's
- Current matriculation certificate
- Short CV
- Certificate of study achievements and exam achievements (Transcript of Records  from QIS)
- Copy of passport as proof of foreign citizenship