Funding Programs at Goethe University

Förderung für Bachelor- und Masterstudierende

Goethe University's Deutschlandstipendium 

The Deutschlandstipendium supports outstanding and highly motivated students with €300 per month for one year - in addition to a financial aid (BAföG). As part of the Deutschlandstipendium at the Goethe University, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a non-material support program.

Teilnahme am Europäischen Forum Alpbach 

European Forum Alpbach

The European Forum Alpbach is a platform for discussing current issues in the fields of science, politics, culture, and economics and for finding interdisciplinary solutions. Since 1945, the annual forum in Alpbach has addressed relevant socio-political issues. Every summer, people from around the world gather in the Tyrolean mountain village of Alpbach. In addition to distinguished speakers, participants include scientists and experts as well as highly engaged students from all disciplines. Approximately 700 students are able to attend the European Forum Alpbach as scholarship holders.

You can find more information about the scholarship here.

Prizes and doctoral funding

Private higher education funding

  • Josef Buchmann Doctoral Scholarship Fund
  • Benvenuto Cellini Prize (best dissertations in art history)
  • Friedrich Sperl Prize (dissertations with historical content)
  • Mediterran Prize (dissertation in the field of classical and Near Eastern archaeology)
  • Procter & Gamble Sustainability Award and Advancement Award (dissertations in the field of environmental research)
  • Wilhelm Merton Prize (dissertations in the field of economics)
  • WISAG Prize (best dissertation in the social sciences or humanities dealing with processes and conditions of social cohesion)
  • Frankfurt Dissertation Prize for Philosophy
  • Stifterpreise Sozialpsychiatrie Frankfurt (dissertations with social psychiatric or social psychological content) 
  • Faculty 14's advancement award for top graduates

Individual foundations of the Vereinigung von Freunden und Förderen der Goethe-University Frankfurt

Friends of the university

  • Dr. Albert Hloch Foundation (students in chemistry)
  • Mediterran Foundation (award for theses in classical and Near Eastern archaeology)

Förderung von Auslandsaufenthalten

Funding for study abroad

  • Erasmus+
  • Fulbright Program

Förderung von internationalen Studierenden

Funding for international students

  • Graduate scholarship for international students of all disciplines
  • Financing of an internship that is designed to promote the study and career of international students of all disciplines and who are pursuing a bachelor's, master's, or Staatsexamen degree program

Funding for doctoral students

Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE)

The Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE) awards six research fellowships for international doctoral students at Goethe University as part of the STIBET program, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).