Student Scholarships and Funding for German
AATG Internal Scholarships and Funding for Students of German
Goethe-Institut Sommerakademie - Globales Lehren und Lernen, August 1-11, 2023 in Bremen. Applications due April 17, 2023.
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
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.
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 Abroad Scholarships (University Level, recurring March 15 and Nov 15 Deadlines)
- Graduate Study Scholarship (University Level, recurring March 15 Deadline)
- Future K-12 Teacher Scholarship (University Level, recurring March 15 Deadline)
- Visual Essay Contest (University Level, March 15 Deadline)
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
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.
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! www.nwse.com
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.
- High School Students (15-18 year-olds)
- Vocational School Graduates (18-19 year-olds)
- Young Professionals (18-24 year-olds)
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.
Bard in Berlin Scholarships (up to 4 years of 90% tuition 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A fully-funded summer internship affording underrepresented U.S. university students the opportunity to intern abroad for eight weeks in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore.
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.
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.
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.