Financing your stay

Scholarship database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD scholarship database contains information for students, postgraduates, post-docs and university teachers on funding programmes run by the DAAD and other organisations and foundations.

Funding database managed by Euraxess Germany

This database contains information for internationally mobile research scientists on the numerous programmes provided by major funding organizations in Germany.


International students and doctoral candidates who are in the final stages of their study or researchprogramme can apply for financial support from the 'Saarland-Stipendium' scheme. The application can be submitted online and can be filled in either German or English.
The application deadlines are always february 28 and july 31.

Online application for the Saarland-Stipendium at StudienStiftungSaar

Scholarship of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year. Applicants are expected to have excellent academic records and to be socially and politically engaged.

The Foundations Index

The Foundations Index is managed by the Association of German Foundations (Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen) and provides an online search facility for anyone interested in the funding programmes offered by German foundations.

DAAD support programme for international teaching opportunities at German universities

The programme is designed to help universities offer temporary teaching positions to qualified foreign academics. Applications for funding under this programme are submitted by the German host institution.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards fellowships to foreign scientists and scholars. The AvH Foundation also runs specialist funding programmes for academics from developing nations and CIS states.

Santander Scholarships

Becas Santander offers a multilingual database to search for scholarships, sorted by study subject or level.

Scholarships offered by Care Concept

Care Concept offers scholarships for German student who go abroad, for international students in Germany and for refugee students in Germany.

Emergency loan fund

International students experiencing unforeseen and exceptional financial hardship can apply to the emergency loan fund operated by the Studentenwerk (Saarland University Student Services). Applications should be submitted at the Welcome Center. Staff at the Welcome Center can provide assistance in completing the application form.


Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4
Phone: +49 681 302-71128

Office hours: Mo - Fr, 09.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 15.00
(currently temporarily closed due to lockdown)