The ZU Educational Fund: because your studies are worth it

What is the ZU Educational Fund?

The ZU Education Fund is an innovative model of student financing in which you pay no tuition fees during your studies. Renowned capital providers take over the tuition fees for you. After graduating, you pay back tuition fees based on your income.

The Funding Model

  • Our partner Brain Capital manages an education fund that pre-finances your tuition and pays for your living expenses if needed. This allows you to complete your studies without financial burden.
  • Tuition fees do not need to be repaid until you start your career. Repayment is linked to your income and thus to your personal ability to pay.
  • The total repayment period is usually ten years for full-time study and seven years for part-time study. You pay a fixed percentage of your income.
  • Repayments are not due until a certain minimum income is reached. In addition, maximum limits (caps) are set for the amounts of repayment.
  • Under current tax law, repayments of tuition fees are recognized as educational expenses and are therefore tax deductible.


  • You have received an offer to study at Zeppelin University and intend to accept the offer.
  • You are a citizen of an EU country, Norway, or Switzerland.
  • You successfully pass the selection of our partner Brain Capital.

Your Benefits

  • financial independence during your studies
  • full concentration on your studies
  • income-dependent repayment – no loan obligation
  • repayment obligation starts when you earn more than a minimum income
  • independent from parent’s or partner’s income
  • minimized risk in the event of unemployment or disability
  • personal flexibility
  • for further training steps and stays abroad
  • in case of family leave, starting a business or taking a career break
  • individual career coaching
  • during study period
  • on the job
  • reduced repayment rate for students with very good performance

Please click here for further information about our partner Brain Capital.

Team Applicant Advisory & Admissions

Dierolf Nadine, Hurlebaus Silvia, Wallace Birgit
Dierolf Nadine, Hurlebaus Silvia, Wallace Birgit
Team Admissions
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2000
Room:FAB 3 | 0.31
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