European Funding Guide – your starting point for student finance in Europe
European Funding Guide is a website compiling over 12,000 funding opportunities for students - that’s 80% of the 15,000 scholarships, grants, awards and loans on offer in the EU.
Here are some of the features available on European Funding Guide:
- Matching your profile with the opportunities out there– saving you from trawling through search results
- Tips and resources to support you through the application process - whether it's submitting an online application to interviews and presentations
- An internship portal detailing work experience openings around Europe
"Now every student can easily find out which scholarships exactly match his or her individual profile in just a few clicks" Mira Maier, founder of European Funding Guide
Launched in September 2014, the website soon had 124,000 visitors per month and built a network of over 8,000 supporters promoting it at schools and universities. User data has shown that 65% of these visitors are in financial need and 27% come from non-academic or migrant backgrounds.
European Funding Guide's project helps tackle the main reason students choose not to study abroad: uncertainty about the costs of studying abroad. In doing so, it contributes to the Erasmus+ programme by filling this gap and giving students the information they need. By raising awareness among students about financial support, the project organisers hope to encourage financial aid providers to increase the amounts of funding ultimately available.
With the support of the EU, European Funding Guide was developed by ItS Initiative für transparente Studienförderung gemeinnützige. ItS previously created mystipendium.de, offering an equivalent service for Germany, which also enjoys great success.