Stipendium Plus

The StipendiumPlus Team

StipendiumPlus: more than just a scholarship, more than just one scholarship opportunity. We are thirteen organizations for the promotion of young talent which have come together under the umbrella of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to provide support to students and young researchers with special talents. 

You have therefore got a dozen possibilities to choose from and to match your personal interests and your study priorities. There are ideologically neutral organizations as well as others that are more politically associated, denomination-based or are run by the unions or employers’ associations. We adopt and represent different views and positions which reflect the plurality of our democratic society, yet we share the same goal. We are dedicated to promoting the common good and are assuming responsibility for the society in which we live. We have established common rules and aims in coordination with the BMBF. Our motto is 'Diversity in Unity'. 

We are striving to achieve this vision for people like you. It is our hope that you will be inspired to share our enthusiasm. Clearly, you stand only to gain. For decades we have represented a large network with lots of experience and many contacts both in Germany and abroad – and with an unflagging curiosity about innovation. 

Who we support

We support bright minds that seek to bring change to society. What this means in real terms: our funding programmes target German students as well as EU students and other international students who are entitled to permanent residence in Germany within the meaning of Article 8 Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG). The applicant student must be enrolled at a public or state-recognized institution of higher education in Germany. Periods of study abroad may also be eligible for support under certain conditions.

Doctoral students with a particular talent and a promising dissertation topic are also eligible for funding. In this particular case, admission to take a doctoral degree at a public or state-recognized institution of higher education in Germany is required.

Please get in direct contact with the organization that most appeals to you for more details and about any possible special requirements. You will find more information on the websites of these organizations by clicking on the individual logos below.

Avicenna Studienwerk
Cusanuswerk e.V.
Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk
Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit
Hans Böckler Stiftung
Hanns Seidel Stiftung
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes