Undoubtedly, the number of Spanish speakers seeking to study abroad grows every year, proof of this is the data published by Harvard, which shows that Hispanics and Latin Americans will make up 12.2% of their enrollment for the 2021 generation. In Europe, Germany It is one of the countries with the highest number of foreign students in the world. See Countryaah. It has 300,000 foreign students, placing it as one of the 3 countries with the largest number of Mexican students, as well as more than 1,000 Peruvians studying at one of its universities. One of your dreams is, most likely, to study in this European country. A competitive and prestigious postgraduate course requires, without a doubt, a strong monetary investment, since you will not only incur academic expenses such as tuition and books, but you must also consider your maintenance. In the specific case of Germany, life in general (rent, food, transport, services, entertainment, etc.) is more expensive, also considering that the euro outperforms most Latin American currencies.
If completing a competitive graduate degree requires a lot of effort, dedication of time, both before and during the application, not to mention the time invested in completing it, and a considerable amount of money, why do it then? The reasons for studying a postgraduate degree are diverse and these are largely related to the number of job opportunities that it opens up and what this leads to. First of all, your professional fulfillment as well as being able to climb to better positions in the world of work are advantages of studying a postgraduate degree. Additionally, statistics support the economic benefits of studying for graduate school. If you are still undecided about your graduate decisions, we recommend reading our article “I know I want to study for a graduate degree. I don’t know which one, I don’t know when, I don’t know where, I don’t know how: where do I start? ”
Don’t let the financial implications put you off! Fortunately, there are several scholarship options to study postgraduate studies abroad that consider international students, specifically Mexicans, Colombians, Peruvians, and other Latin Americans. If you are interested in studying your postgraduate degree in Germany, and pay for part of the investment with financial support, it is important that in addition to looking for general scholarships (those that are awarded no matter what you are going to study), you also opt for those specific to your discipline, degree academic, gender and nationality. Here are examples of the many options that you can find by inquiring.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
On this page, you can find a very complete database of the German Academic Exchange Service that offers scholarships considering international students for postgraduate degrees in Germany: Scholarships in Germany
Kofi Annan Business School Foundation
This fund, especially the Kofi Annan MBA or Master of Science Scholarships, grants scholarships to study a full-time MBA, or a Master of Science, fully covering the tuition costs at the HHL business school in Leipzig, Germany. These scholarships are aimed especially at candidates from less developed countries.
European School of Management and Technology Berlin
The scholarships offered by this institution fully or partially cover tuition costs for its full-time MBA, Executive MBA or a MIM (Master’s in Management) programs. If you want to know more information about requirements and deadlines visit their website.
Likewise, there are sites that function as databases where you can search for scholarships to study any level of higher education, such as the International Scholarships for Hispanics portal , where you can filter your search by area of study, level (undergraduate, master’s, doctorate, postdoctoral and including certifications) as well as the country and language in which the program will be taught. Similarly, you can search the page of the embassy of your country in Germany, as is the case of the Embassy of Mexico in Germany that on its website shows a list of national and international foundations / associations that have programs of scholarships. We also find the case of Colombia, where you can find calls for scholarships through the Embassy of Colombia in Germany , and the portal of the Embassy of Peru that directs you to the list of calls for scholarships.
Requirements to study with a scholarship
The application to a graduate degree abroad requires fulfilling aspects such as the CV, essays, interviews, letters of recommendation and competitive scores in standardized tests. If you want to know more about these exams visit our article GMAT and GRE: what they are, what they are for and what they contain . However, everything mentioned above is independent of those to apply for a scholarship. Each foundation has different requirements to apply for its scholarships for postgraduate studies abroad, so we suggest that you investigate and make sure you comply with them by consulting them in the calls for scholarships of each foundation, as well as that you are pending application start dates and closing it.
As mentioned in our article “ The graduate as merchandise. Beware of falling into the trap! ”It is important to study competitive postgraduate courses in prestigious and highly recognized Universities to enjoy the benefits of studying a postgraduate degree, so below we present the best Universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020 and the QS World University Rankings 2020 by TopUniversities for your Master in Germany:
- Technical University of Munich
- Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich
- University of Heidelberg
- Humboldt University Berlin
- Freie Universität Berlin
- University of Freiburg
- University of Tubingen
- RWTH Aachen University