DBA with scholarship

Program selection
  • Posted by points on 05/13/13 6:40pm

    I have looked for a DBA program with funding option but couldn't find, especially among US.

    One of my considered country is Germany due to DAAD varies scholarships but as you know they were not belonged to any DBA program.

    Please advise me :)

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 05/13/13 10:54pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. In general, DBA programs - particularly when structured as part-time programs - target professionals, particularly Executives in management positions who have the financial resources to finance the studies themselves. Sometimes they also become financed by their employer, paricularly when the dissertation topic uses data from the firm and when the research goal is beneficial for the firm.

      Therefore, funds or scholarship for DBA programs are likely rare. I have never heard of any scholarship to be honest.

      Since you mentioned Germany, there is a full-time DBA program at the Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (a University of Applied Science), granted by the University of Gloucester. You can find a PDF-file about financing this program on their website.

      Here you find further DBA programs in Germany or from German institutions in cooperation with non-German Universities.

      If you are interested in funding opportunities in Germany, here is a very good website with more than 600 scholarships. You need to check it out by yourself but I doubt that you find scholarships for DBA programs.

      Best wishes,

      By Thomas Graf
      Founder DBA Compass
      Author of the DBA Survey

  • Posted by Teshome on 01/10/19 1:49pm

    I have satisfied with the information(conversation based) attached here above. Thanks a lot.

  • Posted by Martin K Lewis on 07/06/20 7:34am

    I recently retired from my job and would like to find a DBA program. Can standard FAFSA be used in the US?

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 07/06/20 9:38am

    Hi there,

    I am sorry but I am not an expert on financial aid. Moreover, doing a DBA with financial aid is quite uncommon. Keep in mind that the target group of part-time executive doctorates in management - this is what the DBA is about - are executives with higher incomes, who are capable of paying the high tuition fees while continuing to work at the same time.

    Best regards,
    Thomas Graf

    • Posted by Raymond on 10/15/21 10:29pm

      I'm studying for my DBA with FAFSA funding. The company I was working for,went out of business so I had to hit back to school. The DBA, just like any Doctoral program in United States is fully qualified for Federal aid. $138,000 cap currently if you haven't used all at Master's and undergraduate levels. Some universities can offer you additional aid as well. Just be careful to look for great accredited programs with good specialization. My university is Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut. They offer a highly accredited DBA with specialization in Finance. Good luck.

  • Posted by Gabriel Ngige on 05/27/23 6:30pm

    I have been admmited to a DBA program at Unicaf University Malawi. However, i dont have means to pay the tution fees for the online degree. Any funding for grants, students loans or scholarships will be highly appreciated.

  • Posted by Divya Kalathil Mohan on 07/03/23 11:10am

    Hello ,

    I belong to a Developing country, and here dreaming higher comes on high financial and mental risk i have heard Canada provide scholarship for students perusing PhD/ Research with no tuition Fee.

    Can you please help me the best possible ideas to peruse my passion? Am not Choosy about the country i pick but definitely i would like to get my Fee's covered.

    Thank You.

  • Posted by Mohoni Devi Nowbotsing on 04/11/24 10:29am

    Hi. I’m from Mauritius.

    I wish to know if there is any DBA programs online available which is fully funded.


  • Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/11/24 10:49am

    Hi there,

    I wouldn't know about such a DBA. And the reason is straight forward: DBA programs are for business people who earn money and want to obtain a doctoral degree in management besides there jobs. In contrast to students, who don't have any income, hence, DBA candidates (from the perspective of the business schools) are able to finance their studies themselves.

    Best wishes,

    Thomas Graf
    DBA Compass