In addition to the tuition-free education right available to international students, they also have access to several grants and funding. Now that makes me wonder; isn’t the free education enough? Why the need for grants still? Well, that is not so important, rather since the selection process is competitive what’s important is to learn how to apply for the student grants and scholarships like a pro in Germany.
The financial requirements for your studies abroad may differ depending on your level of education. Bachelors’ and Masters’ students have the least financial requirements while PhD and Post Doc. students/workers have more financial needs. These financial requirements play a significant role when you are applying for your student visa.
Whereas Bachelors’ and Masters’ students need to show proof of means of financial sustenance before getting a student visa, PhD and Post Doc. candidates do not need to show this directly because the admission comes with provision for their financial needs in most cases. But what do you do when you are unable to meet the financial requirements to get a student visa and come study or do research in Germany? This is where grants and scholarships come into play through your study period and sometimes even beyond.
Since many people are seeking such grants and scholarships, the process to secure them becomes very competitive, hence the need to apply for them like a pro? Besides the competitive application process, most of these grants are not publicized, therefore you have to keep your ears on the ground to get the latest information about them.
Now that you know how competitive the process is and that many of them are not publicly announced, how do you apply for them like a pro???