Global office receives many questions about the various scholarships, programs and services that we offer. We hope we have covered the answers to your questions below. If we have not, send your question to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The Scholarship Database contains details on the programmes offered by scholarship awarding organizations for foreign students, academics and researchers interested in finding sources of funding to complete study or research stays in Germany.
Besides the programmes listed here, a number of more specialized funding programmes are also available for specific countries .
The scholarships offered by the awarding organizations are awarded to younger university graduates (and in exceptions, also to advanced students) from all academic disciplines as well as from the fields of music, art, and performing arts. Funding is also available for young and early-stage researchers, university teachers and groups of students completing study visits under the guidance of a university teacher.
The awarding scholarships support foreign students, graduates, doctoral students, and young and early-stage researchers whose previous research and academic achievements place them at least in the top third of their age group and who can additionally be expected in the future to become key players and top performers in their career fields combined with an awareness for the social responsibility which this involves.
As a rule, the minimum age for applications is 18. At the time of application

What Happens After I Submit My Application?
Scholarship Process and Selection

Is there a minimum GPA requirement?
Yes. Students must have a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA based on a 4.00 scale. The minimum GPA for The Gates Millennium Scholarship is 3.30. High School graduating seniors – transcripts must include a cumulative GPA for grades at least 9th through 11th. If you are a first year freshman or first year student at the time you are applying, you will want to enter your final high school GPA and submit your high school transcripts that reflect grades through the end of your senior year.
I am a high school student. When can I apply?
High School Seniors can begin to apply for college scholarships in September at the beginning of their senior year in the fall.

If I attend, or have attended, a high school or university in another country, am I eligible to apply?
Yes. Transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation on a 4.0 scale.

I am older than the traditional college student. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. Our scholarships are not age-based. Students may apply as long as they meet all the eligibility requirements, regardless of age. You will need to use your most recent school information when you are asked for “current” school information.

Do you offer several scholarships for Students?
We have several scholarships for students currently enrolled at two-year institutions.

I am enrolled part-time. Am I eligible to apply?
Applicants may be enrolled part-time at the time of application. However, students must be enrolled full-time in order to be eligible to receive funding.