Scholarships can be a good way to (co-)finance your studies. There are a variety of offers from state, municipal, union and private institutions and political parties.

Many students do not even apply for a scholarship because they think their performance is not good enough. But not all scholarships are awarded based on grades; personal commitment and much more also count.

If you find a scholarship that appeals to you, you should definitely give it a try by applying!

The Studentenwerk Hannover also offers the Semesterbeitragstipendium (semester contribution scholarship) especially for prospective students who come from families on social benefits.

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You can find detailed information on the federally funded scholarships for the gifted at

The " Aufiegsstipendium" is aimed at students with professional experience.

The Deutschlandstipendium supports talented and committed students at state and state-recognized universities in Germany. In addition to good grades, social commitment and special personal achievements - such as successfully overcoming hurdles in one's own educational biography - also count in the awarding of the Deutschlandstipendium.

Hanover's universities also award Germany scholarships. Students can be sponsored with 300 euros for at least two semesters.

The Deutschlandstipendium is not dependent on income and does not count towards BAföG. However, please note: In addition to the scholarship, students may not receive any other performance-related funding that exceeds the monthly amount of 30 euros.

The scholarships are awarded for the respective winter semester. Application deadlines, award procedures and guidelines for the Deutschlandstipendium vary from university to university in Hanover. Further information can be found directly on the university pages:

Leibniz University of Hannover

Hanover Medical School

Hanover University of Veterinary Medicine Foundation

Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media

You can also find more general information about the Deutschlandstipendium on the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Comprehensive and targeted information on scholarships for students from abroad is available in the scholarship database of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Semester fee scholarship of the Studentenwerk

For whom?

Prospective students who are planning to enroll in college for the first time and whose families or who are receiving welfare benefits alone. These can be:

  • Citizen's benefit
  • Social assistance
  • Basic income support
  • Child supplement according to § 6 a BKGG
  • Benefits according to the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act

How much?

The Studentenwerk Hannover will pay the first semester fee that must be paid for enrollment at the university.

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