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641 S St NW Suite 200

1.800.833.6243

admissions@yfu.org

Stiftung

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Stiftung Scholarship

Eligible Countries

Germany

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.

Programs

Fall Semester, Fall Year

Deadline

7-Jan

Eligibility

Most awards will require a student contribution of at least half of the tuition. Open to U.S. minority high school students with freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior class standing with demonstrated financial need. Students must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Finalists for this scholarship are selected on merit- and needs-based criteria. Students who have previously participated in a semester or year exchange in another country are not eligible for the Germany programs and scholarships.

Age Requirements

Applicants must meet the age requirements defined on the Germany country page.

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online Application

  • FACTS application for financial aid, due March 15. Set up your FACTS account here. For information about FACTS and the application process, please download the FACTS Information Sheet

  • 1 Teacher Recommendation

  • Host Family Letter

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • Application Fee (non-refundable)

  • Health Certificate

  • Parent-student agreement

  • 5 Candid photos

  • 1 Passport size photo

Application Fees

$75 (non-refundable)

Scholarship Covers

  • Round-trip international airline travel

  • Round-trip domestic airline travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family.

  • Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • Support services in host country

  • Comprehensive Insurance

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport

  • Visa fees (if necessary)

  • Any excess luggage tariffs

  • Personal spending money

  • Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange.

  • Tuition balance not covered by scholarship is due two weeks after award notification

Notes

  • All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.

  • Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

    PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF THIS PAGE AND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR YOUR REFERENCE.

    If applying for multiple scholarships, please indicate each scholarship's name and code on your application. All scholarship recipients are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the scholarship selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.