Scholarships and financing options for professional development/distance learning programmes
Stiftung Warentest (German consumer protection organisation) provides a comprehensive overview of various financing and scholarship options here. Furthermore, the German Association for University Continuing and Distance Education has a brochure on the same topic that can be accessed here.
Additional, complementary, postgraduate and second degree programmes as well as doctoral programmes and part-time programmes can be supported with the help of KfW student loans. The CHE Centre for Higher Education has compiled an overview of further student loans.
The German federal government's scholarship programme "Talent promotion in professional continuous education" comprises grants of up to EUR 5,100 for young, exceptionally talented individuals under 28. The Upgrading Scholarship supports individuals with professional experience in completing a first academic university degree. The Institute for Talent Promotion of the Hanns-Seidel Stiftung is committed to promoting the education of scientifically-qualified young academics through non-material and financial support. Information on other scholarship programmes and funding opportunities can be found on the website of the Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau.