There are good reasons to apply for a scholarship. The financial support is a full grant and there is no partial repayment obligation - in contrast to BAföG.
You should however carefully consider, why money should be “donated” to you. Those interested in receiving a scholarship need to research which scholarship suits them best and should present a clear profile demonstrating positive reasons for the award.
Generally, scholarships are available for individuals who perform above average in school or studies. There are also good opportunities for those engaged in social or volunteer work to receive a scholarship.
And: civic foundations offer scholarships for persons who fulfil the most varied of requirements. The access opportunities are as varied as the number of scholarships.
It is important to find the right scholarship. Research can be undertaken on university websites, at stipendienlotse.de or stiftungen.org. For international students or foreign visits there is also daad.de.
Scholarships should be applied for early, since application deadlines are very strictly regulated and the selection process often lasts some months.