Sponsorship programs for students

Nationwide funding

  • The Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes awards scholarships to young people with a high level of artistic talent who develop and implement ideas on their own initiative. In addition to financial support, the scholarship holders receive non-material support in the form of a wide range of programs, including artists' conferences, summer academies and study trips to the Biennale.


  • The Deutsche Studentenwerk launches a nationwide competition, which is directed at the 24 academies, art colleges and universities organized in the Art College Rectors' Conference. The academies nominate two students or collectives on the basis of internal selection procedures. The competition „Bundespreis für Kunststudierende" enables the participating art students to gain experience in the professional exhibition business and to establish contacts with significant people in the art scene. In addition, a high-quality catalog is published, which preserves the exhibition content in the long term.


  • The scholarship of the Oskar-Karl-Forster-Stiftung supports students with a one-time grant for the purchase of books and other learning materials as well as printing costs for dissertations.


  • Hans Böckler Stiftung: The basis for the support is the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) and the additional ancillary provisions of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the support of gifted students. High performances as well as trade union and/or socio-political commitment are expected.


  • Goethe Institut: Funding is provided for co-productions by artists in the fields of theater, dance, music and performance. Hybrid and interdisciplinary formats and the use of digital media can be key components.



Party-affiliated scholarships

•    Heinrich Böll Stiftung 
•    Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
•    Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung
•    Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
•    Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung
•    Friedrich Naumann-Stiftung 


Religion-related scholarships

  • The Cusanuswerk is the study support program of the Catholic Church in Germany. It provides scholarships to particularly talented Catholic students of all disciplines and universities during their studies.





Bavarian scholarships

  • The Bavarian State Government awards scholarships to students for the Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst in Salzburg. Founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka, the academy offers a course program with international guests. Renowned personalities from the current art discourse deal with questions of art making as well as curatorial practice and writing about art. Participants are thus given the opportunity to delve deeper into various topics based on the course content.


  • The Danner-Stiftung is dedicated to promoting the arts and crafts in Bavaria. The preservation of its diversity as well as its high artistic level represents the central concern of the foundation. In a state-wide competition, it awards prizes to students every three years in order to stimulate increase, innovation and further development of a rich heritage in arts and crafts. In class competitions, the Danner Foundation also supports students whose work is distinguished by special achievements in arts and crafts.


  • junge Kunst in bayern: For more than 20 years, LfA Förderbank Bayern has offered students at Bavarian art colleges a presentation platform for their artistic work by publishing the young art in bavaria calendar. LfA also supports young artists in financing catalogs. In particular, funding is provided for a first catalog.



Univerity internal support

  • The Freunde der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg e.V., together with the City of Nuremberg, annually award the Academy Prize; in addition, the award class and material prizes. While the class prize is aimed at the individual classes, the material prize is awarded for individual projects by students of the Academy.


  • Hüttinger-Stipendium:  With the announcement of its scholarship, the Hüttinger company wants to give young artists the chance to realize technically complex projects. By providing infrastructure, students of the AdBK Nuremberg can realize their project ideas with the support of engineers.



  • RC Nürnberg-Sigena: Community service project Rotary Collection Nuremberg-Sigena. Supervised by Elke Schloter, a commission of art lovers has been visiting the annual exhibition of the AdBK Nuremberg for 13 years in order to purchase works by students for the collection. With this project, the Rotary Club of Nuremberg-Sigena has set itself the goal of stimulating discussion with and about young art in the region and providing long-term support for students.



  • Sparkasse Nürnberg – Meine Bilder: The Tour of the Sparkasse during the annual exhibition has been realized for ten years. The occasion of the tour is the purchase of some of the works, which are first exhibited and then stored in the collection. The Sparkasse Nuremberg obtains support from personalities from the region


  • LEONARDO – Zentrum für Kreativität und Innovation: Support and accompaniment of interdisciplinary projects that deal with social, cultural and technological challenges and issues. LEONARDO creates structures and methods that enable participants to develop and realize innovative ideas.


  • Deutschlandstipendien: With the Deutschlandstipendium, the German government has launched a scholarship program that involves private donors in providing top-level support at German universities. Gifted students are paid 300 euros per month by the federal government and a private donor. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of talent and performance. In addition to previous achievements and personal career, particular consideration is given to social commitment, willingness to take on responsibility, or special social, family or personal circumstances. The scholarship recipients are selected by an external jury. AdBK Nuremberg 2021 was able to win Rotary Club Nürnberg-Sigena and Inner Wheel Club Nürnberg as private benefactors.

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Study Grant Programs

Scholarships, sponsorships and awards

The Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg participates in numerous support programs and scholarships.

In the course of their studies, students have various opportunities to apply for a scholarship and thus receive financial and non-material support. Die Freunde der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg e.V. also award their own art prizes and promote student projects.



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