If you are a high-achieving and committed student, you may qualify for the Deutschlandstipendium.
This is a financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students from all over the world.
The Deutschlandstipendium is modelled after the principle of public-private partnership and it enables businesses, foundations or private individuals to sponsor young talent with a pledge of 150 euros per month.
The Federal Government then matches this amount with another 150 euros, meaning that the beneficiary end ups receiving 300 euros per month.
The Deutschlandstipendium supports highly talented students at all participating universities in Germany.
Personal or parents’ income, as well as nationality are not taken into consideration while awarding this scholarship.
It is directly awarded by the universities, so the applicants must meet the requirements of their individual institutions.
In addition to academic achievement, the criteria for selecting the scholarship recipients include social commitment and personal achievements, such as a student overcoming challenges or obstacles in his or her social or family background.
The scholarship is normally granted for at least two semesters but may be provided for a maximum time which covers the standard period of study.
At intervals of two semesters the university reviews whether the scholarship holder still meets the award criteria and whether private funding will continue to be available.
Many universities and private sponsors also support Deutschlandstipendium holders through concurrent mentoring programmes, networking events and internships.
For further information and to find out which institutions of higher education in Germany offer the Deutschlandstipendium, click here.
To download Deutschlandstipendium Flyer in English, click here.