Scholarships and financial aid

We make a special effort to meet the needs of international students who require financial assistance. If you need help to fund your studies at Fulda University, there are a number of options to choose from.

The Deutschlandstipendium

The Deutschlandstipendium provides financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students from all over the world. Modelled after the principle of public-private partnership, businesses, foundations or private individuals sponsor young talents with a funding of 150 euros per month. The Federal Government matches this amount with another 150 euros.

  • The scholarship is awarded without consideration of the personal or parents´ income and the applicant´s nationality.
  • New and continuing undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • The award period is generally two semesters, in which applicants must be enrolled within the standard period of study.
  • In addition to academic achievement, the criteria for selecting scholarship recipients include social commitment and personal achievements, such as students overcomingchallenges or obstacles in his or her social background.

More information about the Deutschlandstipendium

DAAD grants and scholarships

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is an extremely helpful source for information and funding for international students at all academic levels and in all areas of study in Germany. For general information on DAAD scholarships and eligibility requirements, see itsfunding opportunities pageMake sure you browse the Scholarship Database, which also features non-DAAD opportunities.


BAföG, the German Federal Training Assistance Act, is a law that provides financial assistance for students, including some international students. If you are studying for a full degree at Fulda University, you should see whether you meet any of the following criteria for receiving BAföG funding:

  • You are an international student who qualifies for asylum.
  • You are an international student with a parent or spouse who is a German national (which means that you have been granted permanent residence).
  • You are an international student whose parents have been employed in Germany for the past three years and are still employed here.
  • You are an international student who has been employed in Germany for the past five years.

If you think you meet the requirements for BAföG funding, please contact the "Studierendenwerk Gießen" (in German only).

Other funding opportunities

Please check these internet portals for more detailed information about scholarships (most pages available in German only): 



Gesa Pusch-Thomas

Study advisor and support for international students

Advice on visas, jobs and grants • Student tutor programme • International Night • DAAD award • Buddy programme

Building 10 , Room 201
Gesa Pusch-Thomas+49 661 9640-1454
+49 170 3311045
Consultation hours
Fri: 10.00 - 12.00 (online); Mon: 10.00 - 12.00, Wed: 13.30 - 15.30
Office hours
Mon – Thu: 9.00 – 12.00 , 14.00 - 15.30 Fri: 8.30 – 12.00