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Further Organizations

Various organizations of sponsors and foundations offer financial support in the form of full or partial scholarships for particularly talented and high-achieving students. The largest scholarship providers are the Begabtenförderungswerke. These organizations are mainly funded by the federal government and award full scholarships. You can find an overview of the foundations for gifted students, selection criteria and services at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The best-known foundations are:

• Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
• Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (DGB)
• Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (SPD)
• Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (CDU)
• Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung e.V. (CSU)
• Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FDP)
• Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (B90 / Grüne)
• Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Die Linke)
• Cusanuswerk (Katholische Kirche)
• Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst (Evangelische Kirche)
• Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk – ELES (Jüdische Begabtenförderung)
• Avicenna Studienwerk (Muslimische Studierende)
• Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft / Studienförderwerk Klaus Murmann

For detailed information, TU Dortmund University has set up a scholarship advisory service with many offers of support. You can also use the scholarship search engine to search for other interesting funding opportunities.