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Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.
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Programme Description

The Foundation of German Business (SDW) offers undergraduate and graduate students a vast number of opportunities ranging from various seminars and training programmes to financial support. Courses are held in German, so that candidates should have at least intermediate-level command of German (C1 or DSH 2). The Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme is centred on a variety of political, economic and social issues with corporate responsibility being an underlying theme throughout the entire course. The Foundation strongly encourages communication between the students and representatives from the fields of business, science, politics, culture and administration. The preparatory course is a special scholarship programme by the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme for candidates who have obtained a degree in teaching.

Target Group

Any undergraduate or graduate student with a residence status as per BAföG § 8, (1-3) is welcome to apply.

Academic Requirements

students pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, Diplom-, Magister- or state examination degree


Funding is available until the end of the standard period of study. Sponsoring beyond this period is limited and will be granted only in justified cases.

Scholarship Value

All scholarship holders will in any case receive a study allowance of EUR 300 per month. The amount of the scholarship for living support depends on the financial situation of the family. In addition to the scholarship, stays abroad are funded.

  • maximum amount: EUR 649 per month, minimum: study allowance of EUR 300 per month, independent of income
  • contributions to health- and long-term care insurance where applicable: EUR 86 per month
  • family allowance where applicable: EUR 155 per month
  • childcare allowance where applicable: EUR 130 per month
The scholarship does not need to be repaid.

Application Papers

Please submit your application via the application portal first. All further information may be found here

Application Deadline

Assessment days will be held in October, the application deadline is in the spring. Further information can be found here

Application Requirements

Details regarding the application are regularly updated. Please find the latest information here


Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) gGmbH
- Studienförderwerk Klaus Murmann -
im Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft
Breite Straße 29
10178 Berlin

Herr Dr. Michael Baer
Tel.: 030/20 33 - 15 40