Financial support for your studies
There are several scholarships available for students in need of financial support. Some of these scholarships are offered by Bucerius Law School, others are offered by third parties. We also recommend you to check the information on student loans.
The Bucerius Master of Law and Business is pleased to be able to offer financial aid to its students. Financial aid is granted on the basis of comparative financial need and academic merit.
How to apply
The financial aid application forms are made available to admitted students upon request. You will need to provide detailed and accurate information regarding your own finances, the finances of your spouse/partner and, in some cases, your parents. The scholarships are granted on the basis of comparative financial need and merit.
The Bucerius Master of Law and Business program is able to award a limited number of Deutschlandstipendien ("Germany Scholarships") to offer financial support to students with outstanding academic records and talent based on their level of social engagement and financial need.
The scholarship comprises €300 per month.
Please note that the German Ministry of Education and Research excludes students who receive other merit-based scholarships from German or foreign sources (such as DAAD scholarships) from being considered for a Deutschlandstipendium.
Admitted students may request further information from our Head of Recruiting and Admissions Ms. Inga Diercks.
The following links of scholarship providers might be of interest. Please understand that the LLM/MLB Team cannot help you with individual questions regarding external scholarship deadlines and application procedures as these are subject to change.
We wish to encourage you to check the websites carefully and determine whether you fulfill the scholarship prerequisites. Note that some scholarships are available exclusively for students with a specific academic background and/or academic merit, work experience, nationality, language skills or age. Some scholarship providers ask for political involvement or particular personal interests. Some pay living expenses, others (partial) tuition. Some include you in a network and ask you to keep in contact with the institution. Some expect you to pay money back or visit conferences, etc. Our short overview below gives you the chance to find out whether you are eligible for one of the scholarship programs. There may well be external financial assistance that meets your needs and we strongly encourage you to explore these and other possibilities.
If you wish to share your experience in the search of scholarships with us, we will be more than happy to receive your information. Good luck!
The Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. offers a one year scholarship for students from Middle and Eastern Europe: Alfred-Toepfer-Stipendium. Students older than 30 years are not eligible for the Alfred Toepfer scholarship.
The Claussen-Simon-Stiftung offers living expense scholarships to master students in Germany.
The Aga Khan Foundation offers postgraduate scholarships (tuition and living expenses) for students from select developing countries.
The Haniel Stiftung has a scholarship program for students from Central and Eastern Europe ("Go West - European Master's Degree & Internship").
The Rochus und Beatrice Mummert Foundation sponsors High Potentials from Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of economics, business administration, engineering, natural sciences or tourism management.
The Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung offers need-based scholarships for talented students.
The KAAD (Catholic Academic Foreigner Service) offers scholarships for Catholic students and students who are committed to interreligious dialogue.
Some German political foundations offer scholarships to students who share the same political views:
- Hanns Seidel Stiftung.
If you have any questions about these programs, please contact the institutions directly.
In order to help you get started on your research, we have compiled the following list of scholarship databases for you:
- www.stipendienlotse.de (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, in Germany only)
- www.mystipendium.de/ (in German only)
- www.scholarshipportal.com/ (in English)
- StipendienDossier (How to guide, PDF, in German only)
- www.internationalscholarships.com/ (in English)
- www.internationalstudent.com/ (in English)
- www.e-fellows.net (in German only)
- Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (in German only)
- http://fedmoney.org/ (guide to U.S. government grants and loans)
- www.academics.de (in German only)