Student Scholarships and Funding for German

AATG Internal Scholarships and Funding for Students of German

AATG Summer Study in Germany for High School Students Scholarship

Audre Lorde Scholarship for Summer Study in Germany for High School Students

Käthe-Wilson Honor Society Scholarship 

National German Exam (NGE) Scholarship for High School Students

National German Exam (NGE) Post-Graduate Scholarship for High School Seniors

Delta Epsilon Phi Post-Graduate Scholarships

SPARK for German, Dr. Susanne Rinner, Director,

Goethe-Institut Sommerakademie - Globales Lehren und Lernen, August 1-11, 2023 in Bremen. Applications due April 17, 2023. 

All AATG Annual Programs

Outstanding High School Senior Honor Roll

External Scholarships and Funding for Students

German Society of Pennsylvania

University Scholarships for German Majors: Eligibility: Resident of the Greater Delaware Valley, Senior in high school intending to major in German at college, OR - German major or minor at one of the colleges or universities listed. Amounts of $2000-$5000

Application and further information

DAAD Scholarships: 

Through its University Summer Course Grant, DAAD offers exciting opportunities to learn German in Germany to Bachelor, Master  and PhD students.  This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Deadline in December.

Research grants

Short-Term Research Grants are awarded for one to six months to highly qualified candidates who will have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree, by the time they begin their grant-supported research, or to those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs).  Check website for deadline, usually sometime in January.

Research Stays are awarded for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education (with at least two years’ full-time experience in research/teaching after their PhD) to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany.  Check website for deadline, usually sometime in January.

German Studies Research Grants are awarded for one to two months to highly qualified US and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students nominated by their department/program chairs. Check website for deadline, sometime in  May and November.

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students who recently studied abroad in Germany and promote study in Germany at their home universities with help from the DAAD. Only one student may be nominated per university. Check website for deadline, sometime in April.

Delta Phi Alpha Collegiate German Honor Society

Study in Germany

A simple, easy to use guide to finding degree programs in Germany, in German and English. All levels, tuition free, by location, etc. 

German Study Bridge

The Studienbrücke is a program designed for pupils who have achieved excellent marks at school in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM subjects) and who have a command of German. It gives them linguistic and subject-matter-specific language preparation for studying in Germany and introduces them to the teaching and learning culture in Germany.

German Fulbright Commission

Programs for US Students to Germany

Study and Research at a German University
The program facilitates access to research and studies for two academic semesters at a German university or any other pertinent non-university institution, such as research labs or archives. The 10-month grant period usually starts mid-September.

Teaching Assistantships at German Schools
The program helps to improve the teaching of the American language and American studies at all types of German schools. American teaching assistants usually cooperate closely with a German teacher and take over certain responsibilities in the classroom.

Fulbright Austria

Student Programs for Study and Research

Swiss Benevolent Society

The Swiss Benevolent Society of Chicago (SBS) encourages you to identify deserving students who would profit from a German, French or Italian language immersion experience at the Concordia Language Villages in northern Minnesota.  The SBS has provided scholarships to over 395 students over the past 25 years = $355,000 in scholarships. They offer one-week scholarships to young people in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin during the summer. Check their website for deadline, usually March.

 Exchange and GAP Year Scholarships

NWSE German Exchange Awards: NorthWest Student Exchange (NWSE) offers three Student Exchange Awards (“scholarships”) to qualified U.S. high school students of German. Award winners are flown to Germany, Switzerland, or Austria for a semester or school year in 2023-2024 to be immersed in German language, local life, and culture. Award winners live with a carefully selected host family and attend 10th or 11th grade at a German public high school. Award winners participate in after-school activities to make friends, increase language skills, and experience local German-speaking and European culture. Each Award winner’s own family (or a family nominated by them) reciprocally hosts a German exchange student in the United States. To apply for NWSE's unique and prestigious student exchange scholarship and receive more information, please follow this link. All of us at NWSE look forward to receiving your registration soon!

Spend a volunteer year in Germany with Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste e. V.
2-4 Scholarships are available for volunteers to spend a year in Germany.


Full, Merit-based Scholarship To Spend An Academic Year In Germany.

German Parliament
Internationales Parlaments-Stipendium des Deutschen Bundestages (Application for US Citizens here)

German-American Scholarship Committee of Greater NYC

Academic requirements for applicants are: a 90 average for 8th grade and high school students and a 3.5 GPA for college students. The applicant also must submit their high school entrance exam scores for the high school scholarships and/ or their SAT/ACT scores for the college scholarship.

German-American Society of Portland Scholarships

Bard in Berlin Scholarships (up to 4 years of 90% tuition scholarship)

Ken Stewart Future Language Educator Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is intended for a high school senior who plans on a career as a world language educator.  Deadline January 31.

Graduate Student Funding

Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowships for the Study of German and European Economic and International Affairs support promising American academics whose research bears special significance for German economic and international policy within the wider European context.

Women in German:

Zantop Travel Award for Graduate Students

 Inspired by the work of Susanne Zantop, Women in German established an award in her honor to help nurture and sustain research and publication in feminist cultural studies.  The Zantop Travel Award has supported work on more than two dozen dissertations since it was established in 2002.  With the help of a generous endowment by the Zantop family, the award amounts were increased substantially in 2009. WiG grants up to two awards annually, each in the amount of $1500.

Dissertation Writing Support Grants

Instituted in 2013 by the NFMLTA and the MLJ, this grant supports graduate students in the fields of applied linguistics and language education at the dissertation writing stage. These grants can provide resources at any stage of dissertation writing, e.g., data gathering, data transcription, data analysis, or write-up of the findings.

Questions about the grants and/or the application process, please contact:

Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung: 

The FES supports non-German applicants who are already studying, or doing their postgraduate studies, in Germany at the time of application. Up to 40 students from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe may qualify for the scholarship program every year with the exception of those who are already receiving some support from public sources.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

A fully-funded summer internship affording underrepresented U.S. university students the opportunity to intern abroad for eight weeks in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore.

German Chancellor Fellowship

Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Do you come from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa, or the USA? Would you like to implement a self-chosen project that supports your career development, is societally relevant, and has a lasting public impact? Are you interested in actively participating in an international network of dedicated leaders? Then come to Germany with a German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to take the next step of your career.

Joachim Herz Stiftung

The Joachim Herz Foundation in Hamburg, Germany, promotes education, science, and research in economics and the natural sciences as well as the personal development of teens and young adults. In these areas they also fund small, innovative third-party projects.

Many scholarships support vocational training. Check out their website for numerous opportunities. 

Lead with Language Teacher Scholarship Program

As an initiative of the Lead with Languages Scholarship Fund, this award provides merit-based scholarships to graduating high school seniors committed to pursuing the language teaching profession in languages other than English.

The program provides recipients with an award of $1,500 per academic year. Scholarships may be renewed three times following the initial award, for a cumulative total of $6,000 per recipient.