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Individuals interested in entering a course of study in Germany can find detailed information in German and English on the DAAD website. This includes information on prerequisites, selection processes, and many practical tips for student life in Germany. The German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) offers a Higher-Education Compass that can help you find the right programme and institution.

Germany not only has numerous excellent universities, including universities of applied sciences, but also offers diverse scholarship opportunities to help finance a course of study. The BMBF’s scholarship database offers targeted information on funding opportunities for current and prospective students (in German only). The search function provides you with quick access to information on the scholarships that are right for you.

Researches can access targeted information on various funding opportunities as well as practical questions regarding a research stay in Germany through the EURAXESS funding database, which is run by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Students, doctoral candidates and post-docs can also obtain information on funding opportunities through the DAAD scholarship database and additional information on the Research in Germany portal.

With the Deutschlandstipendium, the BMBF has also made significant contribution to establishing a new scholarship culture in Germany. The Deutschlandstipendium is also available to foreign students studying at German higher education institutions, as well as to researchers. With research awards and scholarships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation provides targeted funding of excellent scientists – from promising young academics to internationally renowned and established researchers.