DAAD, Fulbright and further possibilities of funding

DAAD, Fulbright and further possibilities of funding

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Students who plan a study abroad period, regardless if within an existing exchange programm or as a freemover, may apply for financial support with other agencies or organizations.
Be aware that application periods may end up to 14 months prior to the start date of the mobility. So please do your research early.  

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the national agency of Germany and offers grants and scholarships for German students of all courses of studies/degree programmes for study abroad periods worldwide.

The PROMOS Grant Programme of the DAAD supports international mobility of students of German universities (and some doctoral students) for up to 6 months.

The Fulbright-Programme offers full and partial funding as well as travel grants for German students and graduate students applying for a study abroad perdiod at US universities.

The German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) provides state funding for students to pursue education and training in Germany and abroad. Information on Auslands-BAföG and Bildungskredit (education loan).

Alumni of a first degree programme may apply for a loan for a complete Master Programme in e.g. Spain, France and the U.K. with Erasmus+ Masterdarlehen Programme.

Further information on grants and financial support can be found here.

The website Scholarshipportal offers a data base on financial support for study and research abroad as well as for internships in different countries.


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