Top 10 Scholarships for Indian Students to Study in Germany

Last Modified: 16 May 2024

With 400+ institutions and a rich history, Germany has become the top choice for many Indian students to study abroad. It is an ideal country because of its vibrant culture and welcoming people. Not only this, the universities in the country are reputed and highly ranked worldwide. 

Students get to choose innovative programs with low tuition fee and accommodation costs. Moreover, having a Germany degree gives a major boost to a student’s career and opens up various job opportunities.

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1.    DAAD WISE Scholarship Program

Students pursuing Bachelors, Integrated or Dual programs from selected Indian universities are eligible to apply for this program. They can apply in different streams such as Engineering, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences etc. With a wide variety of general and innovative courses, DAAD scholarships have the most popular internship programs available for students.

Once selected, a DAAD WISE scholar will receive €750 per month for living expenses, €1,075 as travel allowance and a health insurance.

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2.    Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship

This scholarship program focuses on international students along with doctorate candidates. It welcomes applications from students who have completed their Bachelors/Masters in their home country and are looking for higher studies. The eligibility criterion for the program is having an above average academic record along with a keen interest in political topics.

Candidates belonging to developing countries receive preference. The scholarship reward amount depends on the study objective. It can either be tuition fee reimbursement up to € 500 or a monthly stipend of € 1,100 for 3 years.

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3.    Heinrich Boll Scholarships

This program is for students who have successfully cleared the university entrance qualification. International applicants can choose any subject from its Masters or PhD courses and study in Germany.

The scholarship amount for Masters Courses is of €850 per month along with additional individual allowances. It also covers the tuition fee in some cases.  For PhD studies, the reward is €1000 per month with €100 travel allowance per month. Students receive the amount for a regular period of study.

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4.    Kofi Annan MBA Scholarships

The Kofi Annan scholarship is for emerging leaders belonging to developing countries. It offers a 2 year Masters in Management (MIM) course or full-time MBA education for a year. To apply, a student must hold a Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record. Other requirements include; English proficiency and a desire to contribute towards the growth of his/her home country.

Selected candidates receive full tuition fee for the courses i.e. €25,000 for MIM students and €43,500 for MBA students. The program also supports visa, travel, housing, networking, and insurance.

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5.    ESMT Women’s Academic Scholarship

Female candidates applying for a full-time MBA course in European School of Management and Technology (EST) are eligible for this scholarship. The program welcomes applications from females all across the world with a GMAT score of more than 700. Students receive the scholarship based on the essay they submitted while applying.

The value of the scholarship is up to € 15,000. The deadline for the program depends on the admission dates. Candidates must visit the official website carefully before applying.

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6.    Goethe Goes Global Scholarships

The Goethe Goes Global Scholarship is an innovative project for Master courses. The major aim of the program is to enhance and support the academic career of the students. With this scholarship, selected candidates will get to study at the Goethe University in Germany.

There are about 20 scholarships available for international students every year. Thus, foreign students who have completed their Bachelor’s degrees are fit to apply.  The University offers €1,000 per month as a scholarship amount to students till the end of the Master's course.

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7.    EMS Undergraduate Scholarship

The European Management School (EMS) offers this scholarship to international students who wish to pursue a Bachelors degree. Candidates with a remarkable academic and social achievements record from their schools can apply for it. The aim of the program is to give an easier start to undergraduates for their professional career. With this scholarship, they would receive leading Business positions in Germany as well as other countries.

The benefits of the program include 50% discount on tuition fee along with a global exposure that will develop the scholar’s personality.

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8.    WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, International Scholarships

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management is one of Germany’s leading business schools. Their scholarship program invites applications from international students to pursue MBA. The talented and deserving candidates with a relevant Bachelors degree can apply for it. The University accepts only one application per person and also requires proof of English proficiency.

The value of the program is up to €10,000 but is not bound to a fixed amount. The University offers certain subjects to students from which they need to choose the ones of their choice. 

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9.    Master Scholarships at University of Stuttgart

The Master's scholarships at the University of Stuttgart are fully-funded. It is for students from developing countries who are interested in pursuing higher education in Germany. The program takes place in the field of Infrastructure Planning’ and Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design.

Candidates with an interest in these fields are eligible to apply for this program. Additionally, it also requires the student to have an excellent academic record.

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10.    DLD Executive MBA Scholarship

The Berlin School of Creative Leadership offers the DLD scholarship in association with digital innovation conference. Under this program, selected candidates will get to study MBA in the Creative Leadership program.

The program is for accomplished senior executives in digital, media, advertising, technology and entertainment fields. One winner will receive €23,000 tuition fee support while 3 additional finalists will get up to €10,000 for tuition support.

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gaurav kajla, February 14, 2022

I Wanna goethe goes global scholarship

Sabana Farhin, May 17, 2019

Please let me know if you have any further information regarding scholarship.