Oskar Karl Forster Scholarship for Books and Learning Materials

This scholarship fund is administered by the state of Bavaria on behalf of the late Consul Oskar Karl Forster and is made available through the TUM

Financial aid for books and learning materials for students with university entrance certificates from Germany and students with non-German university entrance certificates who are entitled to BAföG assistance

Scholarship Amount
€100 to €500


Please send your complete application during the application deadline via email to stipendien@zv.tum.de

Target Groups

Who Can Apply
Students with university entrance certificates from Germany and abroad

Currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students

During the leave of absence the scholarship won´t be paid.
You can find futher Information about the scholarship for studying with a child at the Studentenhilfe München.

Qualification Requirements

  • Academically-outstanding students demonstrating financial need, who have completed at least two semesters at the TUM
    TUM grade report (can be downloaded from TUMonline) must be handed in
  • Low income (proof of need): All students who receive financial assistance under the BAföG Act are automatically considered to have a financial need. If not, the applicants parents and the applicants income will be considered and must be below 200% of the allowance pursuant to Section 1 BAföG. This amount decreases by the amount of income the applicant earns.
  • No prior financial aid received from the Oskar Karl Forster scholarship fund

Please note: During a leave of absence due to important reasons such as pregnancy or the care and upbringing of a child, no support via this scholarship is possible. The Studentenhilfe München offers a scholarship for studying with a child (German).


Application must be submitted to the TUM scholarship office in Munich from April 1-14, 2024 for the summer semester, and from October 1-15, 2024 for the winter semester.

Please refrain from inquiries regarding your application status. You will receive the result by middle of June / middle of November.

Please be aware that all the receipts of the books and learning materials must be handed in at latest until the 31st of July for summer semester, and the 30th of November for winter semester. If not, we can´t pay out the scholarship.

Point of contact at the TUM
stipendienspam prevention@zv.tum.de

Contact Scholarships

TUM Center for Study and Teaching
Scholarship Office

Phone: +49 89 289–28065; –28067
E-mail: stipendien@zv.tum.de

All office hours are cancelled for the time being

For questions regarding scholarships for stays abroad, please contact the TUM Global & Alumni Office