Study grants from LMU foundation funds

Every year, many different university foundations provide grants to help students finance their studies. You can apply for these grants at Unit III.4 Scholarships.

Zusätzliche Fördermittel

In addition to the foundations at LMU, funding is also available annually to finance studies from the following estate:

From the estate of John Loesch, students of the Faculty of Law and Medicine as well as the Faculty of Chemistry at LMU are supported with monthly payments for books and learning materials.

Prerequisites are a successfully completed basic course of study (intermediate or preliminary examination or current overview of the acquired ECTS points), funding according to BAföG and no other book money withdrawal.

In addition to the foundations at LMU, funding is also available annually to finance studies from the following foundation.

The Louise Blackborne Foundation supports needy and talented students at LMU to continue their studies. Qualification include excellent performance. One-off payments for study-related special needs as well as current payments if no state funding is (anymore) possible can be awarded. Doctoral students and printing grants are excluded from this funding.

Eligibility criteria

You can only apply online.

Application period: March 2025

After the application deadline, your documents will be evaluated according to a points system and summarized in a corresponding ranking list. A representative from Unit III.4 Scholarships will then give you their final decision on whether you will be awarded a grant.

The following groups are eligible to receive study grants: registered students from EU member states; homeless and foreign asylum seekers who have been granted refuge as well as Bildungsinländer (students of foreign nationality who have obtained a German higher education entrance qualification) who are considered "worthy and needy" and meet the relevant foundations' objectives and social criteria.

If you don't meet the criteria, the International Office is generally responsible for the promotion of foreign nationals.

1. Neediness

According to our guidelines for eligibility, students are considered "needy" who are demonstrably less affluent and who cannot be adequately supported by their families. Since parents or spouses are obliged to pay upkeep, they must also declare and provide evidence of their income. We don't accept statements to the effect of too little upkeep being paid.

If you receive benefits under BAföG (the Federal Training Assistance Act), you have provided proof of your "neediness" — however, this state grant scheme covers most of your costs already. For special, study-related expenses such as learning resources or obligatory study trips you may still apply for a one-off grant.

You are not considered needy if your application for BAföG or any other income-based scholarship was rejected in the past because your own income or that of your parents or spouse was too high.

2. Worthiness

You are considered to be "worthy" if you are successful in your studies. Although you don't need to evidence academic excellence, you should still ensure that you are studying regularly and within an appropriate duration with good to average grades. Your social commitment, efforts to finance your studies independently and, when applicable, letters of recommendation from your tutors will be part of the evaluation.

3. Social criteria

In addition to so-called neediness and worthiness, we take social criteria into account such as disability, illness, migration background as well as family and social challenges. We also consider cases of hardship: For example, when your financing through BAföG expires after the standard length of study or when your income situation changes.

Depending on your situation, you can receive either a one-off grant for a special, study related purpose or — when state support is not or no longer possible despite your present need — regular financial aid for a limited period of time. We also support second degrees if there is a close connection to your first degree program, i.e. if you are aspiring to a specialization or an additional qualification.


Lydia Gerrer

Unit III.4 Scholarships

Study grants

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