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Scholarships for MBA Studies in Germany

Browse scholarships you can apply for if you'd like to get an MBA in Germany as an international student.

Oct 20, 2023
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MBA Scholarships in Germany

Scholarships are a great way to make your studies more affordable, enabling you to concentrate on your academic program without the added stress of tuition and living expenses.

Here's a list of scholarships you can apply for if you'd like to get an MBA in Germany as an international student:

University scholarships

Full-Time MBA Scholarships at ESMT Berlin

  • Duration: One-off, awarded during the application period
  • Scholarship Award: €1,000-€6,000 depending on the scholarship
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Submit an application (scholarship amount depends on the round you applied for)
    • GMAT, GMAT Focus, or GRE scores at the 85th percentile or higher
    • submit official German language test results, no older than two years

Mannheim School of Business Scholarships

  • Duration: Depends on the course
  • Scholarship Award: 150 EUR per month
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Enrolled in a bachelor's, master's, or state examination degree
    • Complete your degree within the standard period
  • Courses or Subjects: Bachelor's, Master's, or state examination degree

RWTH Aachen University Scholarships

  • Duration: Depends on the course
  • Scholarship Award: Up to 50% of tuition fees
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Varies depending on the specific scholarship; see the overview for more details.

Heidelberg University Scholarships

  • Duration: Depends on the course
  • Scholarship Award: $10,000-20,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Exceptional academic performance in high school
  • Courses or Subjects: Specifics depend on the scholarship; find out more details on their website.

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Scholarships

  • Duration: 24-month program
  • Scholarship Award: Monthly grant of 850 EUR
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Strong academic and professional qualifications
    • Proficiency in German (B2 level or above)
  • Courses or Subjects: Master's and PhD degrees in any subject, excluding Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine.

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Doctoral Tuition Waivers

  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Scholarship Award: Full funding for 100,000 students
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • International student status
    • Minimum aggregate of 8.5 CGPA or 85%
    • At least 2 years of work experience, research work, or teaching/graduate assistantship

Governmental scholarships

DAAD Scholarships

  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Scholarship Award: Full funding for 100,000 students
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • International student status
    • Minimum aggregate of 8.5 CGPA or 85%
    • At least 2 years of work experience, research, or teaching/graduate assistantship


Erasmus Scholarship Programs in Germany funded by the European Commission

  • Duration: 24-month program
  • Scholarship Award: A monthly grant of up to 350 EUR
  • Scholarship Requirements: EU-funded scholarships for Third Country students and EU/EEA students
    • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree

ERP Study Scholarships - Economics and Business Administration

  • Duration: 18-24 months
  • Scholarship Award: Fully funded master’s program with €850/month and a study allowance of €460 annually. Additionally, payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance are covered.
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Highly qualified graduate
    • Completed a first degree (Bachelor's, Diploma, or comparable academic degree)
  • Courses or Subjects: Economics and Business Administration

Major-specific scholarships

Summer Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) at ESMT Berlin

  • Duration: Entire program length
  • Scholarship Award: Two scholarships of €5,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Present and pitch your entrepreneurial vision in front of an audience and a jury
  • Courses or Subjects: Entrepreneurship

HHL Women in Business Scholarships

  • Duration: Entire program length
  • Scholarship Award: 25% of tuition fees
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Successful female MBA candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree
    • Above-average GMAT scores
    • At least 3 years of work experience
  • Courses or Subjects: MBA (Part-time and Full-Time)

HHL Future Entrepreneur Scholarships

  • Duration: Program duration
  • Scholarship Award: 25% of tuition fees
  • Scholarship Requirements: Candidates demonstrating entrepreneurial abilities with a desire to start a business.
  • Courses or Subjects: Full-time MBA

Frankfurt School MBA Scholarships

  • Duration: Program duration
  • Scholarship Award: Partial tuition for the respective program (up to 30%)
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Specific requirements depend on the scholarship
  • Courses or Subjects: Executive MBA, MBA in International Healthcare Management, Part-time MBA, and Full-time MBA. Frankfurt offers five distinct scholarships for MBA students.

Privately funded scholarships

Go Global MBA Scholarship - educations.com

  • Duration: One-off scholarship covering one year of studies
  • Scholarship Award: €7,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Must be enrolled in an MBA program as an international student.
    • You should have no more than 5 years of relevant work experience.
    • Fill out the application forms and submit an essay on the assigned topic.
    • Read other requirements and eligibility criteria.

Study a Master's in Europe Scholarship - educations.com

  • Duration: One-off scholarship covering one year of studies
  • Scholarship Award: €5,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Must be enrolled in a European Master's program as an international student.
    • The degree program must be studied either within Europe or online from a European institute.
    • Fill out the application forms and submit an essay on the assigned topic.
    • Read other requirements and eligibility criteria.

Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship for Foreign Students

  • Duration: Duration of the applicant's program
  • Scholarship Award: Monthly base amount between 830-850 EUR
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Outstanding school or academic achievements
    • Social and political involvement aligned with the values of social democracy
    • Proficient in German

Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship for Foreign Students

  • Duration: Duration of the applicant's program
  • Scholarship Award: Monthly base amount between 830-850 EUR
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Outstanding school or academic achievements
    • Social and political involvement aligned with the values of social democracy
    • Proficient in German

Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship for Foreign Students

  • Duration: Duration of the applicant's program
  • Scholarship Award: Monthly base amount between 830-850 EUR
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Outstanding school or academic achievements
    • Social and political involvement aligned with the values of social democracy
    • Proficient in German

Higher Education Scholarship Test (HEST)

  • Duration: Duration of the applicant's program
  • Scholarship Award: Up to 100,000 INR (approx. €1,135) per student
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Excellent academic record
    • Must be an Indian citizen pursuing a degree at a foreign institution
    • Minimum HEST score of 60% in 10th and 12th
    • Proof of university admission or a scorecard of GRE/IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent.

Mawista Scholarship

  • Duration: Duration of the applicant's program
  • Scholarship Award: Approx. EUR 500 per month
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Study abroad while caring for a child

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