This is the most frequently asked question by students who want to study in Germany. Finding a scholarship in Germany is a little bit time consuming and difficult process. So, you need to try hard for scholarships.
Most important thing keep in mind that majority of the scholarship provider institutions like daad give scholarships to those students who have excellent grades and excellent educational background throughout their studies(matriculation+intermediate +bachelors…). That’s why if you have excellent educational background then search scholarships by these two methods which I’m going to explain here. Don’t worry if you have low grades in previous degrees then I will also tell you another method of finding scholarships for Germany. Due to high and low grades, I decided to split this information into two sections: one for those who have excellent grades and one for those who have low grades.
German Scholarships for Students with excellent education background:
First thing which I’m going to tell you is the requirements for these scholarships. After reviewing requirements you can judge yourself, either you are belonging to this section or another section.
Requirement: If you have more than 70-80 % or above marks in your matriculation, intermediate, bachelors and in masters then you are eligible for this section. I write all degrees here but it means that all your lowest degrees in current situation.
You can find German scholarship from these two scholarship provider institutions.
- Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)
- Daad Pakistan
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC):
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan regularly provides different scholarships and funding programs to Pakistani students for study in Germany. HEC mostly provide scholarships to brilliant students who want to study Graduation, Masters or Phd programs in German Universities. Every year HEC provide scholarships to hundreds of Pakistani students for German Universities. Currently in my university in which I’m studying right now in Germany, more than 20 Pakistani students doing their masters or Phd’s on HEC scholarships. So, to get scholarship from HEC you need to visit Higher Education Commission (HEC) office in Islamabad or you need to check their website regularly. Check their scholarships portal regularly after few days.
Daad is a German institute who provide scholarships to international students who want to study in Germany. Every year and in every semester Daad provide thousands of scholarships to brilliant students of different countries also to Pakistani students. Different foundations and institutes provide their scholarships to students through Daad’s plate form. So, you can find scholarships, check all the requirements and procedure on Daad’s scholarship portal. For this you simply go to Daad’s scholarship portal and search scholarships according to your educational background.
You can also visit Daad Pakistan’s office in Islamabad and take guidance directly from them.
German Scholarships for Students with low Grades:
If you have less than 60% or average marks and still want to get a scholarship for German University. Then you need to do more effort as compare to brilliant students.
There are many german foundations, Ngo’s and churches who provide scholarships to students not according to their grades but according to their social groups, political, religious or economic characters. Many universities also provide scholarships to these type of students. You can find these scholarships also on Daad International scholarship portal or on ‘’stipendiumplus’’ website. In each offered scholarship on daad portal must check their requirements. You can find this information in these requirements.