Degree Courses are Open to Everyone
The various forms of financial assistance available to students, such as the well-known ‘BAföG’ (Federal Education Assistance Act) and its alternatives make it possible for students to complete their studies rapidly and effectively even without large financial resources.
The criteria by which scholarships are awarded are very varied. Decisive for the awarding of a scholarship is mainly an above-average performance, but also social involvement, cultural interests or belonging to a particular faith. Many foundations or trusts expect the stipendiaries to be active within the organisation and to represent its principles and intentions and this is why preliminary careful research is so important. The effort required for making an application can take several days and the whole process may extend over a period of weeks – however, it is worth taking the trouble as scholarships do not have to be repaid.
Leibniz Universität Hannover provides the opportunity of applying for a Germany scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium), or a Lower Saxony Scholarship (Niedersachsenstipendium). The available funding programmes and their respective terms and conditions can be found on the following pages.