Fintiba Scholarship

Fintiba 2021 Scholarship

Apply for the Fintiba Scholarship and get the chance to receive one of seven awards aimed to help international students coming to Germany.

This year, we at Fintiba want to know: 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? 

Share your dreams, expectations and wishes for your studies in Germany in a short video, which could also inspire others to follow in your footsteps.

Scholarship awards

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

1st award: € 3,000.00

5 separate awards: € 600.00 each

1 year free health insurance in Germany for one person*

For the monetary awards, there will be a one time transfer of the respective total amount to the German current accounts of the recipients. To receive their awards, the recipients must be Fintiba customers and upload a valid visa in their Fintiba account.

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
  • You are a Fintiba customer
  • *To qualify for the 1 year of free health insurance award applicants must have a health insurance with Fintiba

How to apply? 

You can submit your application including your video answering the question: “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?” 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.)
  • It should be in English or German (or contain subtitles in English/German)
  • Video length: 1:00 – 1:30 minutes
  • Format: mp4
  • Max. file size: 500 MB
The application deadline is 15 September 2021. 

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 2021 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.

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 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.