Scholarships from foundations
Financial support for a stay abroad can also be obtained from various foundations as well as the “Begabtenförderungswerke”.
Aside from the large funding providers in Germany, there are numerous (smaller) foundations which offer scholarships to students who wish to study abroad. For whatever subject you plan to study at a foreign university, there is at least one foundation which supports academics in that field.
For a complete list of foundations, visit the foundation database operated by the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Federal Association of German Foundations).
The website www.mystipendium.de, for example, can help you find the right foundation or scholarship for your needs. You can use various search criteria to see which options might be suitable for you.
Talent promotion programmes
You can obtain financial aid for your study visit abroad from one of the large German talent promotion programmes. In addition to considering one's academic qualifications, many scholarship providers support applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to social, cultural, religious, political or trade union-related causes.