Bachelor of Science Scholarship Programme
Frankfurt School maintains a scholarship program for its Bachelor of Science in Business Administration geared toward highly qualified students. It consists of a reduction of the tuition fee for the entire duration of the studies. The semester(s) abroad are included in the scholarship, provided that students choose to go to one of our partner universities under a so-called exchange agreement.
Frankfurt School offers different types of scholarships. To maximize their chances, we encourage future students to apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, which means that students need excellent school grades and a strong performance in the BSc admissions process.
Types of scholarships
General scholarships are open to all students with excellent grades and a strong performance in the Frankfurt School admissions process. General scholarships consist of a 15%, 25% or 50% reduction of the tuition fees.
The President's Scholarship
We award this scholarship to exceptionally highly qualified students. It includes a 75% tuition reduction and free accommodation at the Frankfurt School dorms during the first year.
German Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung) Fast Track and Scholarship ("allgemeine Hochschulreife/Abitur" only)
Students who are recommended by their school for a scholarship from the German Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) will receive priority admission to the BSc programme on a fast track. Instead of completing the full admissions process they only have to apply online, sit the interview and submit proof of language knowledge. Upon acceptance, they will automatically be granted a scholarship with 50% tuition reduction. If they are subsequently accepted into the Merit Foundation itself, Frankfurt School will increase the scholarship to 75% tuition reduction from the third semester onward.
Since schools typically submit their recommendations to the Merit Foundation in June or July future students can apply for this scholarship even if we have already admitted them to the BSc programme, provided that they have not started their studies yet. Applicants will need a confirmation signed by the headmaster of their school confirming that they have been or will be recommended for the Merit Foundation's scholarship programme. Students also need to maintain a minimum grade point average of 1.5 on the German grading scale.
The following scholarships are open to specific groups of students and consist of a 50% reduction of the tuition fees.
Women in Business Scholarship
For female students with a proven entrepreneurial streak.
For students who have or are about to complete the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
Scholarship for German Schools Abroad
For students who have or are about to finish secondary education at one of the German Schools Abroad (Deutsche Auslandsschulen). The school needs to be recognized by the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen.
Scholarship for students who have exceptionally high grades in math and have participated in the final round ("Bundesrunde") of the German "Mathematik-Olympiade" (Olympiadeklasse 11 or 12).
Latin American Scholarship
Scholarship for students who are citizens of one of the following Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
GO WEST Scholarship
For students who are citizens of one of the following Central and Eastern European countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
How to apply
Before applying for a scholarship, future students first have to apply first for entry into the BSc program at Frankfurt School, a process with multiple steps including an online application followed by assessment tests and an interview. Once applicants have been offered a place at Frankfurt School, the BSc Admissions and Scholarship Committee will automatically review their application and invite those it believes might qualify to apply for a scholarship. These applicants will then be asked to provide additional information.
The Committee meets regularly throughout the year to review applications and award scholarships. We recommend everybody interested in a scholarship to apply early as funds may be exhausted later in the year. We accept applications up to one year in advance. It is not necessary to have the final school leaving certificate at this stage.
Under no circumstances is it possible to apply for a scholarship if a student has already begun his or her BSc studies at Frankfurt School. The decision of the Committee is final and cannot be appealed. There is no legal right to a scholarship.
The scholarship may be reduced or revoked at any time if the student behaves in a way that is incompatible with the norms and values of Frankfurt School or the intentions of the scholarship. Frankfurt School may reclaim tuition reductions if the student made false statements in the application.
The scholarship is subject to a satisfactory academic performance. Every year the BSc Admissions and Scholarship Committee reviews the performance of the students. All scholarship holders are expected to maintain a certain average grade (between 75% and 85%) over the past two semesters.
If a scholarship holder does not fulfill the condition, Frankfurt School will downgrade the scholarship for the next two semesters. The scholarship will be reinstated in full if the student meets the criteria at the subsequent review. If a student fails to meet the conditions for a second consecutive time, the scholarship will be rescinded irrevocably. If a student is only slightly below the threshold, the Committee will also evaluate and consider a student's engagement for the School community, such as leadership roles in initiatives, the Student Council or as FS Ambassador, before taking a decision regarding the tuition reduction. Exceptions in case of hardship are also possible.
Scholarship holders are expected to participate in activities that the School organizes as part of the scholarship programme. Scholarship holders also agree to be available to a reasonable amount for the School's public relation activities, such as interviews and photo sessions.