Deutschland Stipendium or Germany scholarships are awarded to high-performing students from all countries studying at Germany’s public and state-recognized universities. Scholarships are offered based on a student’s outstanding academic record, personal achievements, civic engagement, and family background. Each scholarship recipient receives a monthly amount of USD 330, of which USD 165 is contributed by the federal government and the remaining USD 165 is provided by private sponsors, including universities, foundations, business enterprises, and alumni.
Further, the selection process is administered by the university where the recipient will undertake his/her studies. First-semester and higher-semester students from any country can apply directly to the university for the scholarship. Deutschlandstipendium is offered for a minimum duration of two semesters and at the most for the regular duration of the study.
|Type of Funding||Public-private partnership|
|Eligible Candidates||High-performing students from all countries studying at Germany’s public and state-recognized universities|
|Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually||Varies according to an annual maximum quota determined by the federal government|
|Available To International Candidates||Yes|
|Application Deadlines||Varies according to the university|
Approximately 91% of Germany’s public universities support Deutschlandstipendium. Some of these universities are Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Technical University of Munich, University of Stuttgart, University of Heidelberg, Allensbach University, Forestry University Rottenburg, Lutheran University Ludwigsburg, Augustana College, Munich Business School, Aschaffenburg University, University of Bremen
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, College-Specific|
|Offered by||Government bodies|
|Organization||Government & Institution|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.deutschlandstipendium.de/|
Students from all countries and disciplines studying at Germany’s public or state-recognized university are eligible to apply for the scholarship if their university awards Deutschlandstipendium. Part-time students and prospective students waiting for admission are also considered eligible. However, doctoral candidates and students at adult education centers or federal universities cannot apply for the scholarship. The Scholarship Program Ordinance (StipV) and the Scholarship Program Act (StipG) specify the eligibility requirements.
To know about the application process and admission requirements, applicants need to directly get in touch with the university they are enrolled in or in which they are seeking admission. Every individual university sets its selection process and awards scholarships. Applicants are required to submit their completed applications with the necessary documents to the university. The application deadline varies for different universities.
Scholarships are offered based on a student’s outstanding academic record, personal achievements, previous internships and employment, civic engagement, extra-curricular or out-of-school activities, family background and the overcoming of origin’s biographical obstacles. An applicant’s entire personality is taken into account during the selection process. moreover, the selection process is determined and declared in detail by the eligible universities.
Established in 2011 by an initiative of the German federal government, Deutschlandstipendium has become crucial in Germany’s higher education scenario. Its aims to support gifted and meritorious students, reward their social commitment and outstanding achievements, strengthen society’s sense of responsibility towards talent and education, and contribute to Germany’s new scholarship culture. At present, universities can aid up to 1.5% of their students with Deutschlandstipendium.
In 2018, over 27,200 scholarships were given and 305 colleges took part. More than 7,000 sponsors supported this program. Approximately 91% of Germany’s state universities take part in the program. The scholarship provides recipients with a monthly amount of USD 330, half of which is contributed by the government and the other half by a private sponsor. The funds contributed by the private sponsors increased from USD 2,95,69,206 in 2017 to USD 3,08,91,735 million in 2018.