Financing & Scholarships

Claussen-Simon-Foundation Scholarships

Each year the Claussen-Simon-Foundation offers financial support to up to 5 master students.
There is no restriction as concerns the nationality of the applicants. There is no official application period.

Link to Claussen-Simon-Foundation

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarships for foreign graduates

Jawaharlal Nehru Award for international understanding – Dr Angela Merkel scholarship:
for: academic year 2014/15
target group: Indian lawyers
additional requirements: (good) command of German welcome
application deadline: 1 October 2013
Call for applications on the website of the DAAD New Dehli
The application process is exclusively run by the DAAD New Dehli.
Individual application for DAAD scholarships:
for: academic year 2014/2015
target group: foreign graduates
application deadline: You can find find information on the precise deadlines for the submission of applications and on the address to which applications must be submitted as well as additional country-specific information here (link). You may also obtain this information from the DAAD Regional Offices or from the German Mission (Embassy or Consulate General) (link) in your home country.
The application process is exclusively run by the DAAD (link).

Scholarships granted by foreign governments

Participation in our Master Programme may be financially supported by the government of your home country (often within the framework of an academic partnership with the DAAD).
Further information: scholarship database of the DAAD (link); ministries in your home country

Tuition Waiver offered by the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg

The Europa-Kolleg Hamburg may offer particular qualified applicants a tuition waiver.

The required exceptional qualification has to be proven by a meaningful letter of motivation and two letters of recommendation, which also address the applicant’s qualification for our scholarship, respectively.


Scholarships raised by the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg

for: academic year 2014/2015
target group: foreign graduates who applied for the Master Programme
application deadline: 15 March 2014
Please note that the Kolleg has only very limited financial means. Therefore, we recommend you to focus your applications for financial support of your studies towards the other listed institutions.
Application via the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg. Please add the application for a scholarship to your application for the Master Programme. Required additional documents: a full text CV, a statement of reasons for your application for a scholarship and two letters of recommendation from professors at the institution of higher education at which you have gained your first degree.


Studienkredit der Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau:
target group: German citizens/persons with permanent residence in Germany
Conditions (link, in German)

Other institutions offering loans in Germany:

  • DKB Studenten-Bildungsfonds
  • Sparkassen-Bildungskredite
  • VR-Bildungskredite der Volksbanken / Raiffeisenbanken
  • db Studentenkredite der Deutschen Bank

Further information on scholarships

Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Begabtenförderungswerke in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (working group of the institutions regarding the sponsoring of gifted students in the Federal Republic of Germany) – website

Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Federal Association of German Foundations) – search for foundations (see „Studienförderung und Stiftungen“)

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) – scholarship database

e-fellows „Das Online Stipendium & Karrierenetzwerk“ (online scholarship and career network) – links to approx. 700 scholarship programmes and own scholarship programme.

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation) – scholarships for German nationals

Stipendienlotse (Database of scholarships in German) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

ScholarshipPortal run by StudyPortals B.V. and the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)