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Academics Advisory Service and Application Student financing Scholarships Deutschlandstipendium | SRH University Heidelberg

Supporting young talent - The Deutschlandstipendium

The Deutschlandstipendium - the largest public-private partnership in Germanyʼs educational sector.

Independent of income and for all social classes: That's what the Deutschlandstipendium stands for. Since summer 2011, it has provided 300 euros per month to support students and first-year students whose careers promise outstanding achievements in their studies and careers - half from the federal government and the other half from private donors.

Scholarship holders receive the non-income-related funding of 300 euros per month for at least two semester and at most until the end of the standard period of study, so that they can successfully concentrate on their university education.

Please note that there is no legal entitlement to a German scholarship and that scholarship holders must re-apply for further funding via the German scholarship. The application portal for the German Scholarship will be open from 15th June each year. Applications must be submitted via the external portal. Please also submit the signed application agreement. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Become a scholarship holder now

Germany needs capable young people. This is why the Federal Government and private sponsors support committed and talented students with the Deutschlandstipendium. An investment in the future that pays off for everyone.

With the Deutschlandstipendium, the Federal Government and private sponsors have established a new scholarship culture. Nationwide, the scholarship supports academic achievement and social commitment. So that the network can continue to grow we are also counting on you.

Take advantage of the opportunity to apply for a Deutschlandstipendium from 15.06.2021.

Experiences of scholarship holders

I am grateful to receive a financial as well as a motivational support in form of ‘Deutschlandstipendium’ for accelerating my career in the direction I have aimed for. It is really a valuable opportunity for all the students like me to be self-dependent and to focus on curriculum, social causes, intercultural knowledge exchange and self-development for future career prospects while having a continuous support with this programme.

Snehal Shrikant Gonge

Master-Student International Business and Engineering

The Deutschlandstipendium has been so helpful to me. It had helped me to work less hours in my part time job and put in more time into my projects at school. I'm sure of that amount every month so i know my health insurance and phone bills are covered. It has also been a good addition to my CV as many employers are impressed when they get to know you have a scholarship. The Deutschlandstipendium has also encouraged me to work harder at school because i know i want to keep getting the support I'm getting.

John Iwueke

Master-Student Water Technology

The Deutschlandstipendium - Questions and answers from our colleagues in the International Office

Frequently asked questions about the Deutschlandstipendium

Since summer 2011, the Deutschlandstipendium has been supporting students and first-year students whose career path promises outstanding achievements in their studies and profession. They receive 300 euros a month - half from the federal government and the other half from private donors. This alliance of civil society commitment and state funding is what makes the Deutschlandstipendium so special. The concept of achievement on which the scholarship is based is deliberately broad: Good grades and academic achievements are just as much a part of it as the willingness to take on responsibility or the successful mastering of obstacles in one's own life and educational path. Scholarship holders receive the income-independent grant of 300 euros per month (in addition to BAföG benefits) for at least two semesters and at most until the end of the standard period of study. This allows you to successfully concentrate on your university education.


Students of all nationalities and all fields of study enrolled at the SRH University Heidelberg can apply for the Deutschlandstipendium .

Also a second or supplementary course of studies, a master's course of studies or a part-time/dual course of studies. Part-time students and prospective students waiting for admission can also apply for the Deutschlandstipendium. Doctoral students, students at federal institutions of higher education and students at administrative colleges who are eligible for a scholarship are not eligible.



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In accordance with §10 StipG, you are obliged to inform your scholarship office immediately of any changes in circumstances that are relevant to the granting of the scholarship. This applies in particular to intended leave of absence and changes of study programme.

The Deutschlandstipendium is 300 euros per month. 150 euros of this is paid by private sponsors such as companies, foundations, alumni and other private individuals. The other 150 euros are paid by the federal government. The Deutschlandstipendium is paid directly to the scholarship holders by the universities. The funding is awarded independently of income and can also be obtained in addition to BAföG. If sponsors donate more than 150 euros per month for a scholarship, the respective scholarship holder receives the additional amount in addition to the regular sum of 300 euros.

The sponsorship usually lasts 2 semesters.

The application period is from 15.06. to 31.07. You can apply at the Deutschlandstipendium Portal:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified copy of the university entrance qualification (High School Diploma), in case of foreign certificates a translation transferable to the German grading system and conversion to the German grading system
  • Certificate of matriculation or the final admission letter to study at the SRH University Heidelberg
  •  Current overview of achievements from the previous study programme (incl. ECTS points)
  • When applying for a Master's scholarship, the certificate of the preliminary studies is also required
  • Letter of recommendation from a lecturer/professor of the university or a teacher of the last secondary school attended.
  • if applicable, other evidence (e.g. evidence of social or societal commitment, special skills, language certificates, awards, stays abroad, certificates of internships relevant to your studies, certificates of vocational training, etc.)
  • if applicable, reasons that have had an aggravating or hindering effect on the previous educational biography

No. Scholarship holders do not have to repay the funds they receive.

All courses of study at the SRH University Heidelberg are eligible for funding.

The selection committee of the university decides on the allocation of funds.

Previous education and academic achievements, letters of recommendation, extra-curricular/social commitment and the applicant's special situation play a role in the selection process.

A distinction must be made here between compulsory internships in Germany and abroad and other internships. Compulsory internships in Germany or abroad are integrated into the course of study and do not prevent the scholarship from being paid. The situation is similar with subject-related stays abroad. If the scholarship holder takes a leave of absence for other internships that are not provided for in the respective study regulations, the scholarship will not be paid during this time.

No. If you successfully complete your studies, the scholarship ends when you are notified of your overall result, but at the latest at the end of the second month following the completion of your last examination. Otherwise, the scholarship ends at the end of the month in which the scholarship holder abandoned their studies, changed their field of study or is exmatriculated.

During a leave of absence from studies for personal or family reasons, e.g. pregnancy, bringing up children or to care for a close relative, the scholarship will not be continued. If you continue your studies, the period of approval is extended by the duration of the leave of absence. If a leave of absence is due to a semester abroad or for a compulsory internship, the scholarship will continue to be paid. In this case, the period of approval is not extended.

No. BaföG and the Deutschlandstipendium are two complementary programmes. In principle, students can take advantage of both funding programmes at the same time without reductions. A crediting only takes place if a total amount corresponding to a monthly average of 300 euros is exceeded by the simultaneous receipt of other scholarships. The usual principles of capital accumulation apply to accumulated scholarship funds, i.e. the limit of 5,200 euros does not increase when a scholarship is drawn.

This depends on the amount and type of Deutschlandstipendium . In principle, those who already receive a material support dependent on talent and performance, which amounts to an average of 30 euros or more per month, cannot receive a scholarship for Germany.



The Deutschlandstipendium Programme Act (Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz - StipG) has been designed in such a way that, as a rule, Deutschlandstipendium are not subject to tax or social security contributions. Exceptions may arise in certain constellations of private, state-recognised universities. The universities can provide information here.

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