NBank Startup Scholarship

As the development bank for Lower Saxony, Investitions- und Förderbank Niedersachsens - NBank supports the state in its structural and economic policy tasks. NBank stands for competent economic, labour market, housing and infrastructure promotion.

NBank Startup Scholarship

  • The Startup Scholarship of the Investitions- und Förderbank Niedersachsen (NBank) aims to promote startup dynamics in Lower Saxony. To this end, founders are supported in the early stages of their business.

  • The following conditions must be met:

    • The idea must have an innovative, digital or knowledge-oriented character.
    • Individuals or teams of up to three people, aged 18 and living in Lower Saxony, are eligible for funding.
    • No other scholarships (e.g. EXIST) may exist in parallel.
    • The company has not yet been founded at the start of the scholarship.
    • An accompanying institution (university, research institution, etc.) must be available.


    If these requirements are met, there is a good chance that you will be able to start your company within the framework of the NBank Startup Scholarship and receive funding for a period of up to eight months.


  • The following added value is included for you:

    • Students, trainees and people without a degree receive 1,000 € per month.
    • Persons who have completed their training or studies receive 2,000 € per month.
    • Social expenses are already included in the funding amount and will not be reimbursed additionally.


  • You can find more information about the NBank's Startup Scholarship atündung/Gründungsstipendium/index.jsp. Of course, you can also simply contact the contact persons at the TU Clausthal's Startup Service - we will be happy to arrange an appointment for further advice.