Apply for the Fintiba 2022 Scholarship

Get the chance to receive one of our awards aimed to help international students coming to Germany. This year, we at Fintiba want to know: How do you intend to use your studies in Germany to alleviate global challenges and to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Please share your goals and expectations for your studies in Germany and how your education will enable you to help build a more sustainable and inclusive world, in a short video, which could inspire others to follow in your footsteps.

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Scholarship awards

International students who apply for the Fintiba Scholarship could receive one of the following awards:

1st award: € 3,000.00

2nd award: € 2,000.00

3rd award:€ 1,000.00

Additional award: 1 year of free health insurance in Germany

Moreover, 10 of the best applicants would receive a one-time bonus award of a €50 top-up for their Fintiba SIM card, provided by our partners from Ortel mobile.

The monetary awards will be paid out via a one time transfer of the respective total amount to the German current accounts of the recipients. Only applicants with Fintiba Plus will be considered for the 1 year of free health insurance award. For the SIM card top-up awards, only applicants with a Fintiba SIM card from Ortel will be considered. To receive their awards, all recipients must be Fintiba customers (Basic or Plus) and upload a valid German student visa in their Fintiba account in October 2022.

Who can apply?

The Fintiba Scholarship is our way to support international students coming to Germany. In order to apply you must meet the following criteria:

  • Your main residence is or will be in Germany by the time we announce the scholarship recipients
  • You are a Fintiba customer (special conditions apply for the additional awards, view the “Scholarship awards” section)

How to apply? 

Please submit your application including your video answering the question: How do you intend to use your studies in Germany to alleviate global challenges and to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals? via the online application form below.

Video guidelines and requirements*

  • Have a creative, catchy content that reflects your ideas in response to the question above
  • Your video must contain only copyright-free content (music, images, etc.)
  • Your video should be in English or German (or contain subtitles in English or German)
  • Video length: 1:00 – 1:30 minutes
  • Format: mp4
  • Max. file size: 500 MB

*You can check out the videos of the 2021 scholarship recipients for inspiration and to better understand the quality expectations

The application deadline is 15 September 2022. 

Evaluation process & criteria

At the end of the application period, we will go through all applications in order to select the recipients of the Fintiba 2022 Scholarship awards. The selection committee is made up of Fintiba representatives. After the final decision has been made, the recipients will be informed via email by the end of October 2022.

Here are the 3 criteria we will take into account in selecting the winning submissions:

  • Engagement & motivation (e.g. we would like to see upbeat, positive and engaging videos)
  • Creative content (e.g. we appreciate interesting and varied content with a creative concept and a good script behind)
  • Production quality (e.g. we advise that you ensure a good video and audio quality)

Previous scholarship recipients

Since 2019, the Fintiba Scholarship supports international students who turn their dream of coming to Germany into reality. We know all too well that there are many obstacles along the way of internationals to Germany and this annual Scholarship is our way to make your journey easier.

In 2021, we were excited to receive more than 170 great video applications. We also wanted to offer more award opportunities to not one, but seven potential recipients. We asked applicants: “What are you most looking forward to during your stay in Germany and how do you think your time here will help you reach your goals?”. Watch the video submissions of the 7 scholarship recipients in this playlist. You can also read about their stories and inspirational journeys to Germany in our “Meet the seven Fintiba 2021 Scholarship recipients” blog article.

In 2020, we were impressed to receive hundreds of deserving applications, which made our decision very challenging in selecting the final scholarship holder. The final recipient was Rida, a 26-year-old student of journalism from Pakistan. You can read more about her experiences of starting her studies in Germany during the pandemic in the “Meet Rida interview” on the Fintiba Blog.

In 2019, the Fintiba Scholarship holder was Selam Goitom for her outstanding achievements and inspiring personal life goals and dreams.