Funding opportunities

In fact, not everyone has enough resources to afford private school. For those seeking assistance with costs over the course of their studies, there are several options and resources to choose from. As a state-recognised private school, students will not only benefit from a recognised professional qualification, they will also find various state-subsidised financial aids!

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“BAföG” is the short form for “Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz” (Federal Training Assistance Act). The aim is to give young people the opportunity to complete an education that matches their abilities and interests, regardless of their social and economic situation

Who can apply for BAföG?

  • Young people who start their school education or studies before reaching the age of 30
  • People with German citizenship
  • Foreigners who have a residence perspective. These are people who have already been living in Germany for 5 years or are married to a person who has a German passport or are the daughter and son of a parent with a German passport.
  • Persons admitted for asylum as well as refugees who have been living in Germany for 15 months without interruption on a legal, permitted or tolerated basis.


From when and how much support will I receive?

  • The funding starts at the earliest with the month of application, even if the training has started earlier!
  • The amount of BAföG you receive per month depends on your personal circumstances. During the application process, you have to show your financial situation and then it will be determined whether and how much you will be supported each month.
  • At the moment, the maximum rate is 754 € per month and can also be lower, depending on the classification of the BAföG office.


Until when must I repay the contributions and in what amount?

  • In case the BAföG funding is classified as a grant, nothing has to be paid back. It is a free gift from the state. If the BAföG funding is classified as a 50% grant and 50% loan, only the 50% loan must be paid back – the other 50% remains a gift.
  • The amount that has to be repaid is interest-free. Furthermore, you only start repaying the loan 5 years after you graduate and have 20 years to repay it. Generally, you do not have to repay more than 10,010 euros, even if the loan was higher.

The German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) provides educational opportunities

BaFöG – Overview

Application for educational support (only in german available)

Flyer for students (only in german available)

KfW grants an education loan to pupils and students in their final years of education.

Who can apply for an education loan?

  • High school and full-time students ages 18 to 35 regardless of your income or that of your parents.
  • No securities need to be held
  • People with permanent residence in Germany and those who fulfil the conditions according to § 8 BAföG


From when and how much support will I receive?

  • We will sponsor you as a student if you are in the last 24 months of your education and
    •  already have a vocational qualification or
    •  obtain it with the completion of the current school education
  • 100, 200 or 300 euros per month for up to 2 years, as required
  • The maximum limit for the total amount is therefore 7,200 euros (300 euros for 24 months)
  • For one-off costs, for example the purchase of expensive work materials, you can receive up to 3,600 euros as a one-off payment in advance. This amount is deducted from the maximum limit


Till when do I have to pay back the contributions and in what amount?

  • Repayment begins 4 years after the first payment. The monthly installment from interest and repayment is always 120 euros.
  • You can repay your loan in full or in part at any time. Unscheduled repayments are free of charge.
    If you manage your loan account online, you can easily and conveniently order such payments at any time
  • If you are still receiving payments from a second education loan, repayment for the first education loan is suspended until the last disbursement date.



Online application via BVA (only in german available)

Since 1955, the Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation has contributed to the success and development of rising artists from around the world.

The Foundation exclusively supports young artists who are in their studies or in the early stages of their careers and who study/work in painting, modeling, printmaking, or drawing in the figurative/representational tradition. Other disciplines or activities are not supported.

Who can apply for the funding?

  • Minimum age for application is 18 years old and must not be older than 41 years old
  • Scholarships are available to applicants from around the world
  • Applicants must be within a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking in the early stages of their career, either as a student or an aspiring artist


From when and how much support will I receive?

  • There is no application deadline
  • Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and awards grants approximately 4 – 6 times per year
  • The first grant is 17,000 Canadian dollars, the second and third are 20,000 Canadian dollars
  • Payment will be made to recipients outside Canada in U.S. dollar equivalent of the grant amount


Scholarships do not have to be paid back! 


Application page 

The bbk berlin is independent and finances itself solely through the contributions of its members. Currently, about 2,750 visual artists of all disciplines and art directions are organized in the association.

One focus of the association’s work is the structural support of all visual artists by providing infrastructure and means of production for their artistic work. The bbk berlin does this through its non-profit subsidiaries Kulturwerk and Bildungswerk, which provide studios, workshops and educational opportunities for artists.

Who can apply for funding?

  • Depending on the program, there are very different requirements for applicants



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