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If you are a student from Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the Ukraine or Hungary, you may apply for a one-year grant from BAYHOST, which is funded by the State of Bavaria.

Applicants for such grants must be residents of their home country until they receive the grant.
BAYHOST also awards language grants for summer courses in Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Rumania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

If you look at the “Grants” section of the BAYHOST website, you will find numerous other scholarships and funding opportunities for which you can apply; these are updated daily.

Max Weber program

The Max Weber program targets highly gifted students at Bavarian universities. The State of Bavaria has commissioned the German Academic Scholarship Foundation to run the program. The program is based on the Bavarian Advancement of Elite Students Act (BayEFG). All students who enter onto the degree program will be recommended for the program. For students engaged on elite degree programs, the upper age limit of 23 does not apply.


Graduate students from East European countries may also apply for a DAAD scholarship. The DAAD database also contains information on other scholarship opportunities.