Other scholarships, prizes and competitions
Numerous institutions award scholarships and prizes or hold competitions for students. Here you can find current announcements.
The ArianeGroup Booster Award recognizes outstanding female students who are shaping the future of aerospace. It is aimed at female students in a bachelor's or master's degree program or doctoral candidates in a STEM subject, preferably (but not necessarily) related to aerospace.
The winners will be assigned a mentor for 3 months and will have the opportunity to visit the European spaceport in Kourou.
Interested students should first send an e-mail to booster and will then receive the detailed conditions of participation. @ariane.group
The deadline for expressions of interest is June 16, 2023.
The Enginneering Newcomer Award aims to promote young engineers and rewards particularly innovative and creative project or final theses in the field of engineering and development. The best project is awarded 2,000 euros, second place 1,000 euros and third place 500 euros.
The deadline for applications is July 31, 2023.
More information on how to apply can be found at: https://www.cadenas.de/engineering-newcomer
The German Expert Council for Visitor Safety (DEB) announces the Federal Innovation Award for Students, which is endowed with 3,500 euros.
Students from all universities in Germany can submit bachelor's or master's theses, internship reports, term papers and project work that demonstrate sustainable, innovative and future-oriented approaches to solutions for visitor safety in Germany.
The first-place winner will receive 2,000 euros, second place 1,000 euros and third place 500 euros. The students with the with the three best papers will also be invited to the nationwide expert meeting on visitor safety in Berlin on November 6, 2023.
Students can submit their work to DEB until July 31, 2023. Details on the call for entries and application can be found at: https://www.expertenrat-besuchersicherheit.de/loesungsansaetze-fuer-die-besuchersicherheit-sind-gefragt/
The Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes Association (FSK) supports and motivates young talents in the industry to submit new ideas, concepts and developments.
To this end, the FSK announces an annual innovation award in the categories "Technology" and "Design and Creation" from the material areas of foam plastics and polyurethanes, as well as in the category "Sustainability". The winners in the young talent category are awarded prize money of up to 3,000 euros to establish their innovations on the market.
Individuals and groups from universities and companies across Europe can apply until June 30, 2023.
For more information on the application process, please visit: www.fsk-vsv.de/fsk-innovationspreis-2/
OeAD student housing, a non-profit Austrian organization, is holding two summer universities on sustainability topics in July and August 2023:
The Summer University “Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems” (AEMS) is open to motivated applicants from all fields of study and focuses on teaching alternatives to the economic status quo. International participants will explore the limits to growth and the instabilities of the financial system, and learn why drastic systemic change is necessary to stabilize the world's climate at 1.5°C. Through an interdisciplinary and holistic program, they will learn about different approaches to solving the problem.
The AEMS Summer University will take place in Vienna from July 17 to August 4, 2023. You can apply here.
Application deadline for scholarships: April 30, 2023.
The Summer University “Green.Building.Solutions.” (GBS) deals with topics such as passive house construction, energy efficiency, renewable energies and sustainable urban planning. It primarily addresses international students and professionals from the fields of architecture, as well as energy/construction management and the like. The latter can deepen their subject-specific knowledge and experience practical content through an interdisciplinary program that also includes a final project work.
The GBS Summer University will take place in Vienna from July 15 to August 6, 2023. You can apply here.
Application deadline for scholarships: May 31, 2023
The Heinrich J. Klein Foundation Scholarship supports students who plan to spend a maximum of twelve months studying or researching abroad between September 2023 and August 2024.
Applications are open until May 31, 2023.
Details about the fellowship and application can be found at www.hjk-foundation.com.
The advancement scholarship supports skilled workers with vocational training and several years of practical experience in their first university degree program.
A full-time study program is supported with 934 euros per month plus 80 euros book allowance. In addition, there is a care allowance for children under 14 (160 euros per child). For part-time students, the subsidy is 2,900 euros per calendar year. The benefits are a lump sum and are not dependent on income.
Applications are open until June 5, 2023.
The novel, innovative MSc relAI program offers a cross-sectional training for successful education in AI including scientific knowledge, professional development courses and industrial exposure, providing a coherent, yet flexible and personalised training.
Funded applicants will receive a stipend of up to 934 EUR (depending on independent income). We expressly encourage international students to apply. They will be further supported by travel grants for home travel.
- Excellent bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)1 in computer science, mathematics, engineering, natural sciences or other data science/machine learning/AI related disciplines.
- Acceptance into a masters program in said disciplines at either TUM or LMU2.
Applicants should have a genuine interest to study reliable AI covering aspects such as safety, security, privacy and responsibility in at least one of relAI’s research areas Mathematical & Algorithmic foundations, Algorithmic Decision-Making, Medicine & Healthcare or Robotics & Interacting Systems.
How to apply
Applications are sent online via the relAI website. We refer interested candidates to this website for more information about the call requirements.
Deadline for applications is June 15th, 2023.
The Claussen Simon Foundation supports students of all disciplines who are beginning a master's program at a German university in the following semester. Students can apply for the program if they are doing voluntary work and will complete their bachelor's degree with a very good grade.
Application for the winter semester 2023/24 are open from June 5 until July 7.
The James Dyson Award is an international design prize that honors young design engineers who develop a product that solves a concrete problem in a sustainable manner. This can be an everyday problem that we all face or a global problem. Importantly, the solution must be effective and sustainable, and demonstrate thoughtful design thinking.
The prizes are worth up to 34,000 euros.
Applications are open until July 20, 2023, 9:00 a.m. (midnight on July 19 according to Pacific Standard Time).
The German University Foundation is awarding the Tandem Scholarship for educational advancers.
Students who will begin their studies in the winter semester of 2023/24 and are the first in their family to study, have a Abitur with at least the grade “good” and are engaged in volunteer work can apply for the scholarship. They will be provided with 1:1 mentoring by a university lecturer who is close to their subject and place of study, and two workshops on key skills per year, personal one-on-one coaching sessions with professional coaches during the study period, networking events, specialist events and a study-related drawdown budget, as well as a digital package, will support their study and career success.
Applications are open until September 1, 2023.
All information about the scholarship and the application can be found at www.deutsche-universitaetsstiftung.de/stipendienprogramme/tandem/.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.
Applications are open until September 20, 2023 (20:00 EDT).
For more information on the call and application, please visit www.banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca.
In the winter semester 2022/24, three scholarships will be awarded in the areas of water and environment by the Roland Mall Foundation at the Technical University of Munich.
The foundation aims to promote talented students who have already achieved or for whom outstanding achievements are expected due to their previous commitments and career experiences. Social and personal circumstances are also taken into account.
Master students in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering will be given preference. Applicants should be enrolled in the first semester of the Master's program.
The professional suitability and personal qualifications of the applicants are decisive for award of the scholarships. A prerequisite is also that the applicants are in need of financial support.
The scholarship awardee will be supported as follows:
- The scholarship amount is €500 per month.
- The maximum duration of the scholarship corresponds to the regular study time needed to complete the Master’s Degree.
- The start of the scholarship will be at the time of the official scholarship award.
The funding is also subject to the following conditions:
- The student is not receiving any other talent- or performance-dependent material sponsorship, i.e. does not receive any other scholarship.
- Self-declaration as to need, i.e. proof of having received BAföG during Bachelor studies
- Submission of the Bachelor’s thesis and Bachelor’s Degree Certificate with Transcript
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum vitae; if applicable also proof of special awards, as well as societal and social engagement; proof of German language proficiency with foreign applicants
- Master study schedule (whole study)
- Willingness to choose a topic for the master thesis covering the spectrum of the company MALL Environmental Systems
If he or she is shortlisted, the student will be evaluated on the basis of a 15-minute talk to be given as part of the application process. The subject should have a professional relation to the respective master course.
The relevant documents are to be submitted digitally (Application documents as one complete pdf-document + Bachelor’s thesis (pdf) extra) to the chairman of the selection committee (Prof. Dr. Brigitte Helmreich, Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Email: b.helmreich) by 31.10.2023 at the latest. @tum.de
Rimon supports interns whose internship is not or hardly paid. The scholarship is aimed in particular at people who want to do an internship in the fields of environment, education or health.
Scholarship holders are supported with 1,000 euros per month for the duration of the internship (up to three months).
Applicants do not have to be accepted for the internship at the time of application, but the scholarship will only be paid out if the internship actually begins.
Please send your application letter and CV to kontakt. In your application letter, please elaborate on what internship you would like to do and why, and what personal or professional goal this will bring you closer to. @rimon.group
Application deadline: November 30, February 28, May 31, August 31. The decision to award the scholarship will be made at the end of the month following the application deadline.
For more information, visit www.rimon.group/stipendium.
With the AI Testbed Competition, the Estonian government invites students with interest and expertise in data science and analytics to participate in an experimental testbed to find solutions to real-world problems based on open data.
The challenge includes five sub-competitions:
- Drinking water quality prediction
- Multi-intent detection of customers' requests
- Improving the quality of museums data
- Object recognition of the city of Tartu's image bank
- Skills detection from the text
For more information on the competition and how to participate, please visit en.kratid.ee/aitestbedcompetition.
The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency offers various scholarships for participation in language courses, summer and winter schools as well as study and research stays and internships in the Czech Republic. For more information, visit www.btha.cz/de/.
With “Böckler-Aktion Bildung”, the Hans Böckler Foundation awards scholarships to young people who could not afford to study otherwise. Students who are on their way to obtaining their high school diploma (Abitur) or entrance qualification for university of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) can apply. Applications are also open to those who have only recently qualified for university entrance.
Applications can be submitted up to three months before the end of the standard period of study.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation supports around 1400 students and doctoral candidates of all disciplines and nationalities each year, both in universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany.
Scholarship holders are expected to demonstrate outstanding academic or scientific achievements, social commitment and political interest, as well as an active engagement with the Foundation's core values of ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice.
Applications are generally open March 1 and September 1 of each year.
All information can be found at www.boell.de/en/scholarships.
With its graduation grant, the E.W.-Kuhlmann-Stiftung supports students who are about to graduate and are dependent on financial support. They can receive an interest-free loan of up to €2000.
Applications can be submitted continuously.
Insights technology provider SUPRA is supporting scholarship recipients by funding a survey panel with 1,000 participants worth 3,500 euros.
Students of economics, marketing, market research, business information systems, psychology, social sciences or other similar subjects are eligible to apply.
To enter, applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words on one of the categories (1) new pricing strategies for consumer products, (2) leveraging tech for better pricing, (3) innovative insights and research to find better pricing, (4) the future of pricing psychology or (5) AI methods in pricing.
Applications are accepted annually until August 30.
For more information, visit https://supra.tools/scholarship.
TUM Asia provides successful applicants with a one-time grant of up to 50% of the tuition fees for one of the following Master's programs: Aerospace Engineering, Green Electronics, Industrial Chemistry, Integrated Circuit Design, and Rail, Transport and Logistics.
Applicants must email TUM Asia Admissions Advisors (events(at)tum-asia.edu.sg) and include this e-flyer, which also provides more detailed information about the TUM Asia Scholarship, to receive a special code. With this code, they can fill out an online application on this website. In doing so, they must also submit an essay of no more than 500 words in which applicants justify why they should receive the TUM Asia Scholarship.
Applications are accepted annually between October 1 and March 31.
The Stahlmann Foundation offers a housing scholarship to students who are younger than 25, have a good command of written and spoken German, have a clear idea of their educational goal, are striving to achieve this goal at a German educational institution, are in some form of need, and are willing to make a commitment to the Foundation.
The scholarship covers the rent for a shared apartment and the guarantee for the rent deposit for the current semester in each case; it is possible to extend the scholarship to a maximum of six semesters in total if studies proceed successfully.
For the application a curriculum vitae in German, a letter of motivation in German, the last certificate of the highest educational qualification, two independent confidential recommendations in German or English with contact information from the home country (in case of Ukrainian applicants also from another country) as well as the admission of a German educational institution are required.
Here you will find further information (German).