German Universities in collaboration with the government provides internationally recognized programs at a relatively cheaper cost. Also, there are numerous available scholarships that give foreign students opportunity to study in Germany for free
Tuition Free Colleges and Universities in Germany.
Since October 2014, all Universities in Germany have stopped charging tuition fees for undergraduate studies. In some Federal States, Universities will charge a semester contribution (about 50 euros) and/or administration fees (about 50 euros). This tuition fee structure can change in the future, you should check this Link for updated information on tuition fees in different federal states in Germany. Unlike undergraduate studies, most Master’s or Ph.D. studies in Germany are fee-based. The costs for postgraduate studies are in addition to the enrollment and confirmation fees. Fortunately, there are a good number of scholarships for Masters and PhD study in Germany. Unlike undergraduate studies, most Master’s or Ph.D. studies in Germany are fee-based. The costs for postgraduate studies are in addition to the enrollment and confirmation fees. Fortunately, there are a good number of scholarships for Masters and Ph.D. study in Germany.
Germany Foundations’ Scholarship Programs.
A number of political and religious foundations in Germany offers scholarships to international students from various backgrounds, interests, and qualifications. studentwerk-berlin.de outlines them in this list
Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships is an example of a scholarship offered by a German political foundation while Universität Hamburg supports outstanding international students and doctoral researchers of all subjects and degree levels who have been actively involved in an international context. The awarding of a merit scholarship allows recipients to concentrate fully on their studies and gives them the opportunity to develop their skills.
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.
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.
DAAD Scholarship Programs.
DAAD is a joint organization 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.
To find out which institutions of higher education in Germany offer the Germany Scholarship, go to the interactive map of Germany: click here