There are some government-funded scholarships for study in Germany. These are:

- DAAD Scholarship: Scholarships to study at undergraduate and postgraduate level offered by The German Academic Exchange Service.
- Erasmus+: Available for international students who are participating in a study exchange program in Europe. Grants to support with living costs are available.

Non-government awards also exist for study in Germany. These include:

 - Heinrich Böll Scholarships for International Students: Available for undergraduate and postgraduate study at an accredited institution.
- Kurt Hansen Science Scholarships: Available for international students who are looking to become educators in science.
- Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) for Developing Countries: Available for postdoctoral research. Many scholarships available for students from developing countries.
- Deutschland Stipendium: A scholarship of €300/month for highly talented students of any nationality who are studying at German universities.

Many institutions will offer university-specific opportunities to study in Germany. These include:

- Heidelberg University: Many opportunities are available to students. One of these, The Amirana Scholarship, supports students from developing countries who wish to study medicine or dentistry.
- Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Doctoral Tuition Waivers: Doctoral students on English medium courses in finance, accounting, mathematics and business administration will have tuition fees waived with this application .
- Universität Hamburg merit awards: For those students enrolled for a minimum of two semesters, who have demonstrated outstanding ability (any degree level, any subject).
- RWTH Aachen programs: Funding available for international and domestic students.