Universities in Germany that offer free tuition
As of October 2014, all German universities will not charge any tuition fees for undergraduate studies. In some federal states, universities will charge a semester contribution (about 50 euros) and / or a management fee (about 50 euros). Unlike undergraduates, most Master’s or doctoral studies in Germany are fee-based. Fees for graduate studies are in addition to admission and confirmation fees. Fortunately, there are many colleges and universities in Germany that offer free tuition.
DeutschlandStipendium National Scholarship Programme
The Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship Program) provides financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students from all over the world. The Germany Scholarship supports highly talented students at all participating universities in Germany. The scholarship is awarded without consideration of personal or parent income and one’s nationality is not material to award either. The scholarship amounts to 300 EUR per month and is granted for at least two semesters but may be provided for a maximum time which covers the standard period of study.
To find out which institutions of higher education in Germany offer the Germany Scholarship, go to the interactive map of Germany at:
DAAD Scholarship Programs
DAAD is a joint organisation of Germany’s higher education institutions and is responsible for promoting international academic relations, primarily through the exchange of students, academics and researchers. The DAAD scholarship database contains scholarship and funding opportunities for foreign students, graduate students and scientists who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany. The database not only lists all the scholarships offered by the DAAD, but also diverse programmes offered by a wide variety of institutions.
The most popular DAAD scholarship program for developing country students is the DAAD Scholarships for Development-related Postgraduate Courses. Another popular example is the DAAD Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance.
Erasmus Scholarship Programs in Germany
German Universities participate in quite a number of study programs which are funded by Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus+ scholarships. The scholarships can finance international students to pursue a participating study program in Germany.