Apply for the Amirana Scholarship

Requirements & Deadlines

Application deadline:
15 November – for funding in the following year

Subject areas:
The Amirana Scholarship is only available for the subjects dentistry and medicine (study locations Heidelberg and Mannheim) at Heidelberg University.

Countries of origin:
The Amirana Scholarship fund is available to students from low and middle income countries of the Global South who are in temporary financial need or require support in the final phase of their studies. Please refer to the current DAC List for the valid categorisation of countries.

Financial distress:
The scholarship can be applied for by students who have got into a financial distress through no fault of their own and who would not be able to continue or successfully complete their studies without temporary financial assistance.

Please read the document “Financial distress” linked on the right to see if your situation is recognised as a sudden distress.

Funding Period:
The Amirana Scholarship can only cover short periods of financial hardship (usually up to one year) but NOT your whole study programme.

Re-application for funding is only possible in the following situations:

  1. A new, special hardship has arisen or
  2. You are in the final phase of your studies and need a grant to successfully complete your studies, e.g. to be able to reduce the number of hours you work to cover your living expenses. 

Application & Contact

Should you meet the funding requirements please hand in your documents in due course. You can find the application forms to the right. Please send your complete application documents in German via e-mail to


We are looking forward to your application!

Questions regarding the scholarship, the application process or the application documents can also be sent to the mentioned e-mail address.

Apply now

Here you can only apply for the Amirana scholarship and NOT for a study place in medicine/dentistry. You can find information for a study application via the link on the right.

The initiators

Foto des Ehepaars Mahomed und Annelene Amirana

Without a scholarship I would have never been able to start and complete my studies in Germany

explains Mahomed Amirana, who grew up in India and emigrated to the US after his studies in Heidelberg with his wife Annalene.