Scholarships in Germany for studying Medicine

Why study Medicine in Germany?

Medicine is one of the top careers students want to pursue. A medical degree in Germany is usually 6 years long. Germany has some outstanding universities which offer medicine courses to international students.

  • Negligible tuition fee to study MBBS
  • Excellent infrastructure in healthcare
  • Opportunity for permanent residency
  • Possibility to move to and practice medicine in other EU nations upon completion of degree

There are a myriad of scholarships international students can avail to get into a school of medicine and finance their studies there.

SBW Berlin Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to international students from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America for pursuing their studies in Berlin and Potsdam at the undergraduate and Masters level. It is awarded on the basis of the student’s academic credentials, personal skills and financial requirements. It covers the following addendums apart from full tuition fees:

  • Student Accommodation
  • Living Allowance subject to variation depending on progression and status of studies
  • Possibility of travel allowance

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Applicants need to qualify the following requirements in order to avail this scholarship:

  • Foreign residents of the countries mentioned
  • 18-30 years of age as on the date of application
  • English as a means of communication
  • Documents pertaining to proof of family income
  • Extracurricular activities in volunteering or community services
  • Previous academic grades correspond to a German grade point average of at least 2.0

University of Hamburg: Merit Scholarship

The University of Hamburg awards this scholarship to excellent international aspirants in all subjects and medicine is one of them. There are two intakes to apply for this scholarship. Students need to be enrolled at the University of Hamburg in order to apply for the scholarship. They should not hold German citizenship or be eligible for the federal student loan scheme. Here are a list of the documents required:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Proof of social activities
  • Academic achievements (if applicable)
  • Reference Letters

Further information can be found here

German University Foundation: Medicus Programme

Initiated by the the German University Foundation DUS, the Medicus fellowship programme is primarily for candidates from non–academic backgrounds, “first-generation students”, and refugees. This programme also covers many other services such as workshops or book allowance of 600 EUR as well as a one-time payment of 1,000 EUR to avail digital technology.

  • The fellowship is valid during the course of the study programme
  • The applicant need to be enrolled at a German university to be eligible for this scholarship

This Scholarship covers the following:

  • Seminars
  • Mentorship/coaching
  • Active participation in academic events and networking
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses to seminars and other trips pertaining to the Medicus programme
  • Book allowance
  • Purchase of digital technology


  • A tabular resume
  • Enrollment Letter
  • German Proficiency up to C1 or equivalent (DSH exam or TestDaf certificate)


The Deutschlandstipendium furnishes financial and non-material support to exemplary and talented students from all over the globe. In conjunction with the principle of public-private partnership, the Federal Government sponsors young talents with this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded regardless of personal or parent income and one’s nationality is immaterial as well.

  • Besides academic achievements, the criteria include social commitment and personal awards, such as overcoming previous challenges at a personal or social level.
  • The duration of funding is initially for two years, subject to extension based on review

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Scholarship To Study In Germany

Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship is provided to students from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe in order to take up undergraduate or postgraduate courses in Germany. The FES supports applicants who are already studying in Germany at the time of application.

The procedure is via self application following which there are two rounds of interviews: one taken by FES lecturers and the other by FES Scholarship Committee. It includes:

  • Monthly scholarship of 650 Euros
  • Family allowance, if applicable
  • Health insurance


The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM is a scholarship established by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, aimed to support the international exchange of highly-talented young people/students.

The amount of grant ranges from 600-1,400 Euros per month with a duration of 3-11 months.

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