Numerous foundations and organisations run sponsorship programmes not only for German and international students, but also specifically for refugees studying at a German university. A general overview of financing options is available at the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):

Germany has 13 sponsorship organisations („Begabtenförderungswerke“) that provide financial and non-material support to students who show outstanding performance. A general overview is available at the

Please contact the individual sponsorship organisations to learn more about the specific opportunities and conditions for an application. The sponsorship organisations include:


Refugees and international students at RUB can apply for a so-called Deutschlandstipendium.

Detailed information:

Evonik scholarships

Together with Evonik Foundation, Ruhr-Universität awards scholarships to refugees who study at the university.

Detailed information:

Other funding organisations


Contact for Scholarships

Dr Anja Zorob
University without Borders Project Manager
Phone: +49 234 32 28187