In contrast to many universities in the US and UK, most German Universities do not run self-administered, large scale scholarship programmes. however, there are a number of smaller scale scholarship programmes at PhD level. These are administered by:
The main funding partner for foreign students is the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD). DAAD's scholarship programmes for South Asia, deadlines and information on application procedures can be found here.
Apart from DAAD, the political foundations, which are affiliated to and sponsored by the major political parties in Germany, run scholarship programmes of varying scale, but all of them offer a contingent of scholarships to foreign students.