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List of potential scholarships for Master students in Global Urban Health.

Unfortunately, the University of Freiburg does not currently offer any financial support or scholarships for our Master's degree program.

International students have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship at various institutions: For example, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), denominational or party-affiliated foundations, or business-oriented organizations. We would like to ask interested persons to endeavor for financial support in advance: 



Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst / German Academic Exchange Service


In the DAAD scholarship database you will find information on the different types of funding as well as information on the requirements and the application:


  • There is no fixed age limit for DAAD scholarships.
  • In some cases, the last academic degree may last only a certain time.
  • Language skills: If the study programme is taught in English, proof of good Englsh language skills may be accepted.
  • Example for DAAD Scholarships: DAAD-Promos (for internships or research for the thesis abroad)



Denominational foundations


  • Adelhausen-Stiftung – Dr. Leo-Ricker Stiftung (catholic)
  • Bread for the World (BfW) (protestant; applicants must be suggested to the organization)
  • Cusanuswerk (catholic)
  • Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation
  • Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst: Scholarship for Students (protestant)
  • Katholischer Akademischer Ausländerdienst (KaaD) (catholic)
  1. Program 1 (for students applying from their home countries)
  2. Program 2 (for students from developing countries, already in Germany)
  • Ökumenisches Studentenwerk (ÖSW) (protestant) 



Party-affiliated foundations


  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung
  • Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung
  • Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
  • Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (scholarships for foreign students)
  • Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung


Business-oriented organizations


  • Bayer Foundation
  • Claussen-Simon-Stiftung (Beiersdorf)
  • Haniel Stiftung
  • Johannes und Cordula Trum-Stiftung




  • Deutschlandstipendium (
  • Fellowship program of UNESCO (
  • Housing benefits (rent subsidy) for students not eligible for BAföG or for certain other reasons (more information from SWFR BAföG Office)
  • Oberle Stiftung
  • Otto-Benecke-Stiftung
  • Studienförderwerk Klaus Murmann (Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft)
  • Wellcome Trust/Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • World Bank Scholarship and Fellowship Program
  1. Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program



For students from certain countries


  • Africa
  1. Egypt : German Egyptian Research Short-Term Scholarship Program (GERSS)
  2. Ghana : Ghana Education Trust Fund
  3. South Africa : DAAD-NRF Joint Scholarship Program South Africa


  • America
  1. Argentina : ALEARG
  2. Colombia : COLFUTURO – Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia
  3. Costa Rica : ALECOSTA


  • Asia
  1. Hong Kong : DAAD Croucher Scholarship
  2. Indonesia : DAAD-ACEH Scholarship of Excellence (Province of Aceh)
  3. Saudi-Arabia : KASP – King Abdullah Scholarship Programme
  4. Turkey : DAAD-TEV-Master’s degree scholarships
  5. DAAD-TROPMED Scholarships (Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam)


  •  Australia


  • Europe
  1. Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. – EUROPA-Fellowship (no Germans, also for Turkish and Israeli citizens)
  2. Association for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe (GFPS): Scholarship Programme (Belarus, the Czech Republic and Poland)
  3. BAföG – Financial Aid for German and European students
  4. Evangelisches Studienwerk: Eastern European Scholarship
  5. Stipendium Plus
  6. Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes


Where students can find further information: