Deutsche Bildung Student Funding

Studying should not fail for lack of money. Deutsche Bildung Student Funding enables students to realize their study plans at home and abroad - independent of their parents' income. It can be combined with other forms of education financing.

Young academics can apply for up to 30,000 euros for their study and living expenses through the study fund. Later, their income-based repayments to the fund contribute to the effectiveness of the Reverse Generational Contract principle, enabling new students to study.

To help you get off to an even more successful start, you will be trained, coached and introduced to a large network community.

Important information about the Study Fund

What are the requirements for the Study Fund?

  • To qualify for a student loan, you must be accepted for a place at Zeppelin University (a state-recognized university).
  • University entrance qualification or “Abitur”
  • So-called “educational residents” (foreign national with German university entrance qualification) or a permanent residence
  • Be of legal age
  • No negative credit score (with “Schufa” credit rating agency)

How does flexible financing work?

Flexible payments to finance incurred semester fees/ tuition, living expenses, travel costs, language courses or learning materials.


Minimum sum for all courses of study €3,000 to a maximum of €30,000.


Overview of the maximum total funding amounts

  • up to €15,000  for Bachelor students
  • up to €25,000 for Master students
  • up to €30,000  for MBA/PhD students


  • Monthly payments, semi-annual payments or one-time payments
  • Can be combined with Bafög, scholarships and loans
  • Independent of parents' income, without guarantors or collateral

How about repayment?

You agree with Deutsche Bildung on an income-based repayment plan, suitable for your work and life situation.


Repayment pro rata from subsequent income

  • over 3 - 10 years
  • between 3 percent and 10 percent of gross income

Protection against overindebtedness

  • Fixed minimum gross income of 1,500 euros
  • Capping by fixed maximum income
  • General time buffer of 24 months
  • Deferment for further studies
  • Deferment during maternity and parental leave
  • Unemployment/incapacity (time buffer or if no repayment in the long term)

Training program for all the challenges you face when studying and starting a career

  • Personal advice on how to apply + CV checks
  • Online training and workshops for development of key skills
  • Exclusive online portal with everything you need to know for your studies and starting a career
  • Attractive network with access to employers and selected coaches or experts
  • Placement in attractive internships and jobs
  • E-learning programs
  • Individual coaching

Any questions about the Study Fund?

Your contact at Deutsche Bildung

The consulting team at Deutsche Bildung would be happy to help you!

Mondays to Thursdays from 9 am to 6 pm
Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm

Phone 069 - 920 39 45 141

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If you have general questions about your studies or the selection process at Zeppelin University, feel free to contact our advisors.

Team Applicant Advisory & Admissions

Dierolf Nadine, Gröner Alissa, Wallace Birgit
Dierolf Nadine, Gröner Alissa, Wallace Birgit
Team Applicant Advisory & Admissions
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2000
Room:ZF Campus
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