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Funding and Scholarships

Those who study intensively usually have little time to earn money on the side. So that students don't have to be left high and dry, there are a number of funding options that we present to you on this page.

BAföG is a classic and popular way of financing studies. Every student is entitled to state education funding in accordance with the law.

On the BAföG website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, you will find all information on the Federal Training Assistance Act. The Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf will assist you with the application process. For the required certificates, please contact Ms. Nina Saretz, Exam Management, or Prof. Ulrich Decking.

This federal funding program, the so-called "Deutschlandstipendium", is open to high-achieving students from all faculties at Heinrich Heine University. Students from the 1st semester up to the state examination can be sponsored.

Further information

In Germany, there are a large number of study grants and foundations that support particularly high-achieving students through scholarships for outstanding students.

Some examples are listed below:

Party-affiliated foundations:

Funding and Scholarships of of Various Faith Communities:

Other foundations:

Further information can be found on the website of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen .

Further information on scholarships for international students with or without refugee background at HHU can be found here.

Other Scholarships

The KV Nordrhein awards scholarships for students who complete the elective in the clinical internship year in a family practice in general medicine.

You can find more information here.

The scholarship program is aimed at medical students in the Rhineland area who are interested in psychiatry and have already completed their First Part of the State Medical Examination. The LVR would like to attract young medical talents to the LVR hospital network, which includes nine specialist clinics for psychiatry. One of these
clinics takes the lead in supervising a group of scholarship holders.

The application deadline is 30 April and 30 September each year.

Further information

You haven't found the right scholarship yet? Then you might find what you are looking for in an online scholarship database!


The "Medi-Landkompass" makes it easier to find and use over 750 funding opportunities: Whether clinical traineeship, block internship or practical year, scholarship, travel allowance or loan - the spectrum of funding opportunities in medical studies is diverse. Developed and scientifically supported by the Institute of General Medicine of the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig in 2012, the freely accessible online platform bundles all training opportunities and support measures for medical students in small towns and rural areas that can be found online throughout Germany. The main goal is to increase the nationwide awareness and use of the support offers.


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