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Scholarship in Germany for international students

The Expatrio Scholarship 2024

Overcome financial worries and focus on your new life in Germany!

  • First prize: €12,000
  • Second prize: €6,000
  • Third prize: €3,000
  • Prizes for winners from 4th to 10th place incl. 3 months' rent, a new laptop, German language lessons, semester contribution fees.

The deadline for submitting your scholarship application is 30th September 2024.


Why are you passionate about the field of study you are pursuing in Germany?

Supporting you on your education path!

Financial support, secure your visa, and receive top-rated assistance for your entire German journey!

Expatrio is here to make your dream of studying in Germany become a reality. Moving to a new country is not always easy, and studying internationally can be expensive and stressful.

That's why we created the Expatrio Scholarship: to support you financially while helping you with your visa and your new German life. With 10 prizes on offer, you have a higher chance of winning. 

Education changes lives and brings people from all over the world together. We want to empower you and help build a better global community.

Your success in Germany matters to us. While you focus on your studies and new life, we'll take care of the rest! 

How does the Expatrio Scholarship work? It's easy!

  • Answer the Expatrio Scholarship 2024 question: Why are you passionate about the field of study you are pursuing in Germany? by submitting a video via our application form.
  • Simply submit a video showing us your passion. Everyone has a fair chance, regardless of video quality or editing skills.
  • Our Expatrio Scholarship judging panel will analyze the video submissions and choose the winners.
  • The top prize winner will receive €12,000, second place will receive €6,000, and third place will receive €3,000. Many more prizes for fourth to tenth place winners.
  • Winners will receive their prize money after they have activated their Blocked Account and Health Insurance with Expatrio.

How to apply for the Expatrio Scholarship

Easy application process, amazing prizes!
Follow our video submission guidelines and answer the following question to apply for your German scholarship.

Why are you passionate about the field of study you are pursuing in Germany?


Who can apply for the Expatrio Scholarship?

Our Scholarship is open to students from all over the world who meet the following criteria:

  • You apply for the Expatrio Value Package by the 30th September 2024.
  • You will start your studies in the Winter Semester 2024.
  • You will arrive in Germany and activate your Blocked Account and Health Insurance by 31st October 2024.

Video submission guidelines:

  • Your video answers the above question in either English or German (subtitles are accepted too!).
  • Your video is no longer than 2 minutes, is in mp4 format, and does not include any copyrighted content.
  • Deadline for submitting your video submission is 30th September 2024.

How can I win the Expatrio Scholarship?

We want to see your personality shine through and inspire us. This is your chance to submit a video that showcases your talent and drive. 

Here are some key aspects we will look out for: 

  • Creative and original.
  • Clearly answers the question asked.
  • While high-quality videos will be recognized, we understand not everyone has access to equipment or skills. Your submission will still be considered fairly and won't be judged solely on production quality.

You will not be judged on age, nationality, your academic background or any other similar demographics. 


Apply for the Expatrio Scholarship today!

10 winners, 10 exciting prizes.

  • Win up to €12,000!
  • Easy application process.
  • Open to students from all around the world.

Step-by-step guide for your German Scholarship application


Get your Expatrio Value Package

One application to secure your Blocked Account, Health Insurance, free German Bank Account - plus many other perks.
Only Value Package customers are eligible for the Expatrio Scholarship.


Record your Expatrio Scholarship video

Lights, camera, action! Time to record your video. It's simple, just follow the submission guidelines and you are in with a chance of winning one of our 10 amazing prizes. We can't wait to see your video!
Remember, you must answer this question: Why are you passionate about the field of study you are pursuing in Germany?


Submit your Scholarship application

Using the form, fill in your details and submit your video. Remember to use the same email address that you used for your Value Package application.

Make sure you submit your application by the 30th September 2024!


Make your move to Germany

Get to Germany and start your studies! Remember to activate your Blocked Account and Health Insurance with Expatrio. 





Winners announced

In late November, we will announce the winners of the Expatrio Scholarship. You will be informed by email and we will also announce it on our social media channels.


Receive your prizes!

Winners will receive their prize money directly into the bank account they use for their Blocked Account payouts. 

We will contact you with more information when winners are announced.


The Expatrio Value Package

At the same time as winning prizes, you can secure your visa with our all-inclusive Value Package. 

  • German Blocked Account for only €5 per month (€69 cashback on set up fees).1
  • Up to €90 cashback every year for three years with TK-Flex.2
  • Free Travel Health Insurance for your visa worth up to €953. Accepted worldwide.
  • Germany’s best Public Health Insurance with English-speaking service and bonus program.4
  • Free German Bank Account for your life in Germany.
  • Awarded private health insurance with extensive coverage.5
  • Free ISIC access to worldwide discounts (worth up to €15).*
  • Accommodation opportunities via the Expatrio mobile app

"Expatrio made everything easier for me, from being informed to going through the blocked account process, getting health insurance that was not rejected by the immigration offices and not having any problems at the airport."

Karla Morales

Graduate from Medical School



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◆ Please see Scholarship Terms and Conditions for more details about prize values.

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[*] Up to €269 savings consists of: €69 cashback on Blocked Account set-up fees + up to €90 TK-Flex cashback + free travel health insurance worth up to €95 + free digital ISIC card worth up to €15. This offer is only valid for customers who apply for the Value Package. Expatrio reserves the right to cancel this promotion at any point in time. Special terms and conditions apply.

[1] Value Package customers can receive their €69 cashback after activating both their Blocked Account and Health Insurance.

[2] TK-Flex is an elective tariff and only available for eligible TK health insurance customers. Once the TK membership is activated, TK-Flex can commence. Expatrio will provide the customer with detailed guidelines on how to do this. Within TK-Flex, users have the option to deselect/opt out of services they do not need. In return, there is a cashback bonus of up to €90 per year. However, if the services are needed after all, TK customers can reactivate their health insurance coverage by paying a deductible of €24 per service (up to €120) per year. Please refer to our TK-Flex page for more information. 

[3]  Free Incoming/ Travel Health Insurance coverage for up to 92 days as part of the Value Package for eligible customers worth up to € 95.00.

[4] Focus Money has awarded TK the 'Best Student Health Insurance Fund,' Study Travel Magazine has awarded DR-Walter the 'Super Star Award'', and Kubus has awarded ottonova first place in the service and customer satisfaction categories three times in a row.

[5] Without a Residence Permit, you will have temporary access to your Bank Account. By uploading your Residence Permit within the specified time frame (approximately 6 months), you will get permanent access to your Bank Account and all of the amazing benefits that come with it.