Scholarships

Scholarships for attending Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) are generally offered by third parties.

FUBiS occasionally receives funds from external organizations to use for scholarships, which then will be published in this section.

For further funding programs, take a look at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) database to find out about funding for international students from the DAAD itself as well as other external organizations.

You may also want to do some research for scholarships offered by your home university and organizations in your home country.

The following overview lists some foreign scholarship programs:

General Scholarship Directories

  • Studyportals for Scholarships is a search engine for more than a thousand scholarship opportunities worldwide. The website provides students with a list of scholarships available in their desired study-abroad country – no matter if they are undergraduate, graduate or PhD students.
  • Scholarships.com is a free college scholarship search and financial aid information resource which contains information about different study aboard scholarship opportunities for American undergraduate students.
  • IEFA is a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. The website features a comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
  • Institute for International Education (IIE) features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

Scholarships for Australian Students

  • Endeavour Leadership Program: Study Overseas Short-term Mobility Program is a student mobility program funded by the Australian government to support undergraduate and graduate students, allowing them to undertake a short-term study in global locations. The study abroad opportunity must be for academic credit or a mandatory component of the study program in Australia. Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible.
  • OS-Help Loan is a loan program funded by the Australian government that provides financial assistance to eligible Commonwealth Supported Place students to undertake some of their studies overseas. In order to be eligible, applicants must have completed one EFTLS and undertake full-time study overseas that will count towards their degree in Australia. The definition of full-time study (i.e. minimum of credit points to achieve) varies from university to university. Please contact the Study Abroad office of your home university to find out if you can apply for the OS-Help Loan program. Australian citizens or permanent humanitarian visa holders are eligible.

Scholarships for U.S. Students

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern-abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go to by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
  • AIFS Study Abroad awards more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants and financial support each year to deserving students and institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.
  • Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, offer scholarships for U.S. students studying, interning or volunteering abroad for credit on programs offered by a DiversityAbroad.com partner organization (including FUBiS). Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Fund for Education Abroad is an independent study-abroad scholarship provider offering several scholarship options. The scholarships are aimed at U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a U.S. American college or university. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad are given preference. The minimum duration is 4 weeks/30 days abroad. Among others: The Rainbow Scholarship is specifically open to LGBTQI students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Go Overseas Study and Intern Abroad Scholarship is offered twice a year and open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled full-time in a U.S. institution. Students have up to one year to claim their scholarship if received.
  • Delta Phi Alpha awards two $1250 scholarships per year for students who have been accepted to a study aboard program in a German-speaking country. One scholarship is for the spring/summer semester and the other is for the fall/winter semester. Applicants must be an active Delta Phi Alpha member.
  • The Cultural Vistas Scholarship Fund is a source of financial aid for young Americans participating in unpaid internships abroad. The scholarship stipends help offset the costs of living abroad and often fund international travel, rent, or language courses that would otherwise not be possible.

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