Students with special achievements can apply for the Germany Scholarship. Here you can find out whether it is suitable for you and how to apply for it.
The Deutschlandstipendium for particularly talented students is intended to support them so that their studies do not fail due to financial hurdles. That is why the Federal Ministry for Research and Education established the Germany Scholarship. Half of the funding comes from the federal government and half from private sponsors. In addition, the scholarship helps to make valuable contacts.
Germany Scholarship: Requirements
To be eligible for the Deutschlandstipendium, you must meet the following criteria:
Be enrolled: To apply to study in Germany, you must be enrolled at a German university. Both first-year students and students in higher semesters can apply.
Outstanding achievements: You have the best chances of receiving a Germany Scholarship if you can show very good school grades. These are an important point of reference for your talent (high school graduation grade, intermediate results of studies).
Social commitment: Anyone who is involved in a club, party or church can score additional points. Even if you raise children, look after relatives, help your parents in the company or have had to overcome biographical obstacles in your past (e.g. migration or flight), this will be considered positively in your Germany Scholarship application.
University-internal requirements: Although the ministry specifies superordinate application criteria, the individual universities ultimately decide for themselves whether or not to award the Germany Scholarship. The application criteria can therefore differ from university to university. Some universities choose primarily based on grades, others also hold selection interviews to get a personal impression of the applicants. You often have good chances for a Germany Scholarship even if you start your studies despite biographical hurdles.
You can find out which application criteria are specifically required by your university on the respective university homepage or ask the student advisory service. You should also find out early on when the deadline for submitting your application for a Germany Scholarship is! If you miss it, your chance for a scholarship is gone for the time being – at least for the coming semester.
Germany Scholarship: Application
The application for a Germany Scholarship is always made through your own university. Each university determines the application process itself, i.e. This means that the application process can be different for each university.
In the first step, you must first check whether the university at which you are enrolled or at which you would like to enroll is awarding a Germany Scholarship. There are 388 universities in Germany, of which 263 are now taking part in the program. You can quickly find out whether your university actually offers the Deutschlandstipendium at the student advisory service or on the university website.
We have summarized the common application documents and processes for the Germany Scholarship: