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Scholarships and Support programmes

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Mobility Grants for National and International Young Faculty

“Mobility grants for national and international young faculty” is a program within measure 6
“International Program” of the Institutional Strategy of the University of Cologne (UoC). It
supports the international networking activities of young researchers by granting short stays

Target group:
Young researchers at the UoC who have earned a doctoral degree or international young
researchers in the postdoc phase who already cooperate or would like to cooperate with
researchers at the UoC.

The aim is to promote international activities among young researchers at the UoC by providing
(1) financial support for short-term research stays abroad or (2) visits from international guest
scholars and scientists (postdocs) at the University of Cologne.
Mobility grants can be used to prepare joint research grant applications and research projects, to
organize and carry out project workshops, prepare international publications, initiate international
contacts, or to finance field research stays or archival research stays.

Please address your digital application to the address stated in the PDF document.

Support Centre Institute Ranke-Heinemann

For 20 years we have been supporting students in their studies in Down Under. All Australian and New Zealand universities have since joined our support programme. We are pleased to announce that 60 Canadian universities and colleges have now joined our program. This makes it much easier and cheaper for your students to study abroad in Canada.

Our support services:

⇒ IRH Study Grant

⇒ IRH full scholarship

⇒ IRH Travel Cost Grant

⇒ German scholarship

⇒ Support from other funding partners

⇒ Individual support made to measure

Detailed information about studying in Australia, New Zealand or Canada can be found on our homepage

Support programme: Study in Australia and New Zealand

Let us include you in our support programme!

You will then be entitled to many support services, including our Down Under Study Grant and access to all scholarships from Australian and New Zealand universities. Save up to 10% on tuition fees with the Down Under Study Grant

Application deadline: automatic with university place application
Funding amount: 5 - 10% of the tuition fees for one semester

Funding is available for all study programs - guest semester, Bachelor, Master, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, PhD at all universities in Down Under where international tuition fees are charged.

In many cases it closes the gap to Bafög, DAAD or other funding.

Full scholarships
Application deadline: 01.12. / 01.05. of each year
Scholarship amount: Tuition fees for 1 semester
Performance-related: very good grade point average Prerequisite

Travel allowance
Application deadline: automatic with university place application
Scholarship amount: maximum EUR 1,000 each - raffle

Other support services
- Advice, planning, information on all questions regarding studying in Australia and New Zealand
- Application management, coaching, assistance in preparation of your studies in Down Under

Further information can be found here.

Scholarship for thrifty students

For the new "Spar-Stipendium" the employees of myStipendium are looking for thrifty students who master their studies with little money in a creative way and with the help of clever tricks. The scholarship is awarded independently of grades, semester and course of study.

A total of 3 savings scholarships are awarded, each of which includes a monthly grant of 300 € for a period of 12 months.

More information under

The 8-times awarded scholarship search engine shows you with a few clicks which 10-15 scholarship programs really suit you. This is made possible by a sophisticated matching process that matches your profile with the scholarship programmes offered in our database. With more than 2,300 scholarship programmes (total value: 610 million euros per year), myStipendium is by far the largest scholarship platform in Germany.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

From a small working unit at the start in mid-1996, SBB has grown into a respectable scholarship organisation. SBB is also the first point of contact for anyone seeking competent information and advice on all aspects of promoting professional talent.

In cooperation with the committed colleagues of the participating chambers and responsible offices, the further education scholarship - the programme for young professionals - is open to around 6,000 new scholarship holders every year. SBB itself awards scholarships in the healthcare professions regulated by federal law, with around 600 admissions every year.

SBB has been rapidly building up and expanding the promotion scholarship - the study grant for experienced professionals - since its launch in summer 2008. Up to 1,000 scholarships are awarded each year.

Further information can be found on the homepage of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.