Scholarships and Support Programmes
As well as financial support from the German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG), students in Germany can also receive financial help from a number of grants and foundations which receive public funding. Furthermore Heidelberg University supports outstanding students and young scientists through a variety of scholarships and support programmes. There are special ones for different phases of study and continuing education.
Scholarships and Support Programmes of Heidelberg University
Scholarships for Students
Ruperto Carola supports German and international students on their way to successful completion of their studies with various scholarship offers that also take into account different phases of their studies.
Support Programmes for Doctoral Candidates
The Ruperto Carola supports doctoral students with scholarships for various phases on their way to a doctorate. The Graduate Academy provides advice on funding opportunities for dissertation work through to publication after submission.
Additional Support Provided by the State
In certain cases, students may receive grants in accordance with the Employment Promotion Act (Arbeitsförderungsgesetz), the Federal Law on War Pensions (Bundesversorgungsgesetz), the German Restitution Laws (Bundesentschädigungsgesetz) and the law on the reintegration of prisoners of war (Heimkehrergesetz). Please get in touch with the relevant authorities.
Grants in Specific Subject Areas
A number of institutes and faculties offer grants or subsidies for students in particular subject areas and which are partially reserved for the promotion of certain projects. Information is available from the relevant institutes.
Scholarships and Funding Organisations
A large number of scholarships and funding agencies, which are supported by public funds, offer support during the period of study.