Most of the funds for students are coming from either companies or foundations themselves.
Companies are even allowed to tag a name to the fellowship, such as for example Company x-fellowship.
Some companies and banks prefer to support fellows from country X where they want to contribute
Or broaden their network, since fellows can become the linking pin after return to their country
Other supporters are foundations that really have a preference for:
Education, because they believe - as we do- that knowledge is a key treasure
A certain country they want to support explicitly by helping a fellow from that specific (leser developed) country
In any case: the cooperation has always been very rewarding and many proud people can look each other in the eye on the day they receive their diploms.
We will be more than happy to answer all your questions!