SRH Hochschule Heidelberg supports highly talented students with the Deutschlandstipendium. The scholarship is awarded without consideration of personal or parent income and one’s nationality is not material to award either. Modelled after the principle of public-private partnership, businesses, foundations or private individuals sponsor young talent with a pledge of 150 euros per month. The Federal Government matches this amount with another 150 euros.
In addition to academic achievement, the criteria for selecting scholarship recipients include social commitment and personal achievements, such as a student overcoming challenges or obstacles in his or her social or family background. Funding 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, recipients of the schlarship have to apply for further support via the Deutschlandstipendium.