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15 Fully Funded Scholarships To Study In Germany

15 Fully Funded Scholarships To Study In Germany

Are you a prospective Nigerian student planning to study in Germany at Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral level and scared of the fees? Keep calm; you may be eligible for a scholarship. Germany is one of the well-developed nations in Europe. The country also provides some of the cheapest forms of education in the world.


Not only is Germany one of the cheapest study destinations for foreign students, but it is also home to many reputable universities. They provide top-notch education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

You might be wondering how you would cope with studying in a country where German is the official language. Well, to quell your curiosity, Germany offers a growing number of programs taught in English. This makes the country a perfect study destination for English-speaking countries, including Nigeria.

You might also be wondering the possibilities of finding a job while abroad, especially with little experience. We will also show you scholarships that allow you to work while studying abroad,

Follow the list below and be enlightened on your eligibility for a German Scholarship as a Nigerian student.

List Fully Funded Scholarships To Study In Germany 

  1. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Time Out and Research Scholarship 2020 for Journalists in Crisis Areas – Germany

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany scholarship is aimed at journalists anywhere who are faced with particular risks and challenges due to their work. RSF invites a journalist from a war zone or crisis area to take some time out from their stressful environment and come to Berlin for six months, where they can rest and work on a new journalistic project.

  1. The BP 2020 Net Zero Scholarship

The scholarship is for candidates making an impact in any of these areas: Advocating for progressive climate policies; Enhancing current decarbonized energy technologies such as solar and wind; Improving access to energy; Innovating to reduce emissions in households, cities, and industry.

  1. DAAD 2020-2021 Postgraduate Scholarships for Development-Related Courses – Germany

This is an opportunity to take a postgraduate degree at a state or state-recognized German university. The scholarship is applicable to foreign graduates with at least two years’ professional experience. This also applies to all disciplines.

  1. ESMT’s MBA Scholarship Program 2020

Europe School of Management and Technology (ESMT) MBA scholarship program helps you achieve your goal of an international business person. Supported by its 25 corporate founders, ESMT offers several partial-tuition scholarships for MBA applicants. Every year, there are also a limited number of prestigious full-tuition scholarships available.

  1. University of Stuttgart 2020/2021 Fully-funded Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Application is open for a Masters Degree scholarship at the University of Stuttgart for a student from a developing country. The Masters programs are fully funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – one of the largest funding organizations for the international exchange of students.

  1. DAAD Helmut-Schmidt 2020-2021 Masters in Public Policy and Good Governance Scholarship Programme

Applications for the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt 2021 scholarships are currently being accepted to study in Germany. This scholarship is given to qualified Masters Students. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) contributes to civil society and good governance.

  1. Yousef Jameel Doctoral Scholarship 2020 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

fully funded scholarships to study in Germany

Applications are open. Humboldt Universität annually offers two scholarships to doctoral candidates in the natural science fields of  Chemistry, Physics, Informatics/Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology/ Biomedicine, Geography, and Agricultural Science.

  1. Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Security Nexus DAAD 2020 Summer School Scholarships–Germany

The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) calls DAAD-scholarship holders of the In-Country program to apply to attend a four-week summer school from August 17th to September 11th, 2020 at the TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) in Cologne, Germany.

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  1. Right Livelihood College 2020 International Workshop for Ph.D. Students- University of Bonn, Germany

The Right Livelihood College Campus at the University of Bonn offers scholarships in the international workshop on Pathways of Environmental Justice in sub-Saharan Africa, 9 – 14 May 2020, in Bonn. This is for Ph.D. students from Africa. The workshop is from 9 – 14 May 2020, at ZEF. It is targeted at current practices concerned with environmental justice and conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  1. Julius Berger Nigeria 2020 Internship wood technology/furniture interior design for young Nigerians

AFP Furniture Production is a subsidiary of Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and one of the main manufacturers in the field of interior design. Nationwide, projects for government institutions as well as private customers and in-house interior fittings are realized.

  1. DAAD ABI Freiburg 2020 Contested Governance Summer School for Graduate Students

The 2020 summer school is for four weeks (1-27 September 2020) and involves an intensive program discussing various aspects of governance and its multiple issues. Participants will learn about actors in the governance system. The program will assist trained professionals to address diverse societal, ecological, and economic issues in developing countries.

  1. Masters Scholarship by Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) 2020/2021

PTDF scholarships are very competitive and only outstanding applicants across board are selected. The award comprises health insurance payment, tuition and bench fees, provision of flight tickets, as well as allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.


  1. World Food Programme (WFP) 2019 Innovation Accelerator For Start-Ups

Applications are open for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator 2019. The WFP Innovation Accelerator scales supports and identifies high-potential solutions to hunger worldwide. They give access to WFP entrepreneurs, start-ups, companies, and NGOs.


  1. DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships for Developing Countries 2020 – 2021

fully funded scholarships to study in Germany

DAAD University of Hohenheim announces its AgEcon Scholarship for Developing Countries. These AgEcon Scholarships are given by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under the initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS).

  1. University of Stuttgart Masters Scholarships in Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) for Students in Developing Countries 2020-2021

The University of Stuttgart, Germany, and Ain Shams University, Cairo has established and developed the IUSD (Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design) program for Masters Students from developing countries. The DAAD now offers a limited number of full scholarships for students from a wide range of countries. The scholarships are offered through the EPOS program and they cover the whole duration of the course (including travel costs to both countries).


Hope this list of Fully Funded Scholarships To Study In Germany For Nigerian Citizens was helpful. You can also find information on How to book your German visa appointment in Nigeria here.


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