Scholarship@ZFBoost Your Career Already During Your Studies

In addition to financial support, our scholarship program assists bachelor's and master's students in obtaining technical know-how and in establishing a network.

Studying without any worries

Study vigorously and think about your future career at the same time: With our scholarship program for previous ZF interns, you will boost your career already during your studies. Students in technical and business fields that are relevant to the company receive both financial and technical support. Networking and mentoring are important components of the program. Scholarship holders also receive preferential treatment for internships, student trainee jobs, and vacation jobs.

The scholarship program


Students within the scholarship program receive financial support as well as trainings for the personal and professional development. The scholarship holders visit various ZF plants to become familiar with the locations, divisions, and products. The theoretical contents of a degree program can thus be tested and applied in a practical manner.

Regular networking events with ZF representatives within the scope of training and further events, as well as networking with other internal and external target groups, form an important part of the program. Acceptance into the pool of qualified young professionals also helps future career planning. Furthermore, the previous internship tutor is available for technical questions.

Support period

Support for bachelor's students can be provided at the earliest from the 3rd semester or after the co-op internship and for master's students during the entire course of study. Support is limited to two years per degree and cannot be claimed beyond the end of the regular period of study.


The scholarship program is directed toward current or previous interns at ZF Friedrichshafen AG who are not yet supported by other institutions. Ideally, they are enrolled in a technical or business-oriented bachelor's or master's degree program for at least another two semesters. They have good to very good results from their coursework and are able to show a recommendation from their tutor. Relevant degree programs are for example industrial engineering, automotive engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, industrial engineering and management, as well as economics. In addition, foreign language skills and extramural commitment are important.


The application deadline for the scholarship program is July 15 of each year. The potential scholarship holders are then invited to a selection interview. At the earliest, support can begin each year on October 1.

You need the following documents to apply: Cover letter, CV, enrollment certification, list of grades, internship certificate, letter of recommendation from your tutor, as well as additional certificates and testimonials.The internship certificate can be submitted later.

Online application for students of technical course of studies:

Online application for students of commercial course of studies:


ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Vanessa Bauschatz
Human Resources ZF Group
88038 Friedrichshafen
Telefon: +49 (0)7541 77-960419