Tax exemption on fellowships

Working in Europe | Taxation/salaries | Germany


The preconditions for tax exemption on fellowships in Germany (§ 3 No. 44 EStG) are:

  • award from public funds or via a public or non-profit agency (as far as recognized according to German law) or from an interstate or supranational institution of whom the Federal Republic of Germany is a member
  • sponsoring research or academic or artistic training or continuing education
  • no higher than the amount required to fulfill the research task or to cover living and training needs
  • grant according to the regulations of the donor
  • no quid pro quo requirement or employment of the recipient