Finding the right scholarship
A large and diverse range of scholarships are available to students at Saarland University. In many cases, the award of a scholarship will depend on an applicant's individual situation. Finding the right scholarship can therefore take quite a time and it's not something that someone else can do for you. You'll need to do the research and compare the different scholarships available. The information on this page has been compiled to give you a quick initial overview.
Information on scholarships for international students (and international doctoral students) is available from the university's Welcome Center.
There are numerous organizations in Germany that offer scholarships to gifted students. These organizations include party-affiliated bodies, trade unions, business-friendly organizations and religious or denominational bodies and provide scholarships on the basis of their own internal award criteria. The following link contains a list of university contacts who can provide advice on these specific scholarships.
Deutschlandstipendium is Germany's national scholarship programme. The scholarships are awarded by Saarland University with administrative support provided by the foundation 'StudienStiftungSaar'. In addition to good academic grades, the selection procedure takes into account an applicant's social or community activities and their personal circumstances. Applications must be submitted via the StudienStiftungSaar online application portal.
The scholarships provided by StudienStiftungSaar are awarded to students studying at higher education institutions in Saarland. In addition to receiving monthly payments, scholarship holders also have the opportunity to take part in workshops and seminars or to take advantage of opportunities for personal mentoring and coaching.
A number of friends and supporters of Saarland University provide scholarships and other forms of financial support to students at Saarland University. Please note that some of these awards are restricted to specific subject areas or topics.
A number of specialist scholarships are available for funding a period spent studying, researching or teaching in another country. The programmes managed by the International Office at Saarland University and information about the programmes provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) can be found here:
- Erasmus+ (EU-funded exchange programme)
- Ostpartnerschaften (DAAD-funded partnership programmes with universities in Eastern Europe)
- UdS mobil (DAAD-funded study abroad scholarships)
- DAAD scholarships and funding options
For more information, please contact the the International Office.
Aufstiegsstipendium is a scholarship programme designed to open up new career development opportunities for people who have completed a vocational training programme and have at least two years of experience working in their field. Applications can be submitted before the start of the degree programme and up until the end of the second semester.