Munich is an expensive place to live, and although our students do not pay tuition, they also do not receive trainee stipends and rarely receive state support. For some, their education becomes a time of hardship, as they do not have the time to hold jobs while at school. Thankfully, there are a number of private foundations that support students at DJS.
Once they’ve enrolled at DJS, students can apply for a one-year scholarship administered by the school. They must provide detailed information about their financial situation. We caution, however, that this support is not sufficient to cover all living expenses. Students should therefore look for other sources of funding, as well.
The funding for DJS scholarships stems from interest income of the Walter Hofmiller Foundation. Our alumni association also provides money for scholarships.
Klaus Tschira Foundation promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science and aims to increase their societal recognition. In cooperation with DJS, it offers financial support to students totalling 10,000 euros per year. To qualify, students need to demonstrate exemplary aptitude to report on science, research and technology, for example through a STEM university degree. Interested students apply for the “Deep Dive” programme in tandem with their application to DJS.
Application deadline: 3 months before start of training, maximum amount: 1000 Euro per month.
Studienstiftung der Süddeutsche Zeitung:
Application deadline: June 1, amount: max. 500 Euro per month.
Rudolf Augstein Foundation:
Application deadline: On request. Funding for a maximum of one year.
Application deadline: end of February or August.
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes:
Application deadline: 1 March, university degree required, amount: max. 12,000 Euro for one year.
Heinrich Böll Foundation / Media diversity fellowship.
Application deadline: 1 March / 1 September, for people with a migration history / People of Color. Amount equivalent to BAFöG (state support)