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There are several options to finance your studies:

Scholarships

IMAT-Scholarship

We offer scholarships for applicants with superlative credentials. Scholarships for tuition fee reduction (ranging from 30% to 100%); referred to as the IMAT Scholarship, as well as to cover the living expenses are on offer. The applicants are awarded suitable IMAT Scholarships upon the evaluation of submitted credentials.

Scholarships are generally valid for the entire duration of the enrolment depending on satisfactory academic performance. Various other scholarships offered by third party institutions may also be available for outstanding students after the enrolment.

To apply for an IMAT scholarship, please fill out the ‘IMAT Scholarship Application Form (please see the Application Package) and submit it together with your enrolment application. Please read the respective Application Guides pertaining to your preferred IMAT Master Programme carefully for more details. Should you need more information, clarifications or help please feel free to contact us.

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Other Scholarships

If you are interested in scholarships to help cover your living expenses, we recommend you do some research on private and government scholarship providers. Some useful information can be found through:

It is important you apply for a suitable scholarship in a timely fashion as the process may take a considerable length of time. In general, it is advisable you apply about one year before the start of your studies.

Student loans

German citizens (and EU-citizens who live in Germany for 3 years) can receive a KfW student loan. This is a low-interest-lending to cover your living expenses during your studies that has to be repaid after finishing the studies. For more information please visit: KfW (Site available in German only). or KfW-Studienkredit

Furthermore, several other private banks in Germany offer various student loans (however, with higher interest-rates).

Equality Office of the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld

Gender equality is very important to the German society. Therefor, the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld maintains an equality office to support female students during their studies with coaching and mentoring services, scholarships as well as advice on suitable support programmes. Among others, the equality office provides a monthly scholarships of 160 € for excellent female students for the duration of one year.

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More scholarships

Further scholarship options could be found at mystipendium.de (in German language). The site has a substantial database of German scholarships. You will have to register and answer a few personal questions and then the database will find suitable scholarships for your need.