Numerous foundations and organisations run sponsorship programmes not only for German and international students, but also specifically for refugees studying at a German university.
A general overview of financing options is available at the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):
Germany has 13 sponsorship organisations („Begabtenförderungswerke“) that provide financial and non-material support to students who show outstanding performance. A general overview is available at the
Please contact the individual sponsorship organisations to learn more about the specific opportunities and conditions for an application. The sponsorship organisations include: