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Deutschlandstipendium

The Deutschlandstipendium Scholarship

The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship programme is aimed at all talented students irrespective of their nationality or social background. The principal selection criterion is achievement at school or university or in the workplace, but other accomplishments are taken into consideration as well. Jointly funded by the German Federal Government and private funders, the scholarship is designed to provide an incentive for individuals to pursue an academic degree and help them meet their financial needs while at university.

The full texts of the German Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz (Scholarship Programme Act, StipG) as well as the directive on the enforcement of that act can be downloaded in German language from the links below:

Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz (Scholarship Programme Act, StipG)
Verordnung zur Durchführung des StipG (Directive on the Enforcement of StipG, StipV)


Who is eligible ?

The programme is open to students of all nationalities who are enrolled in a programme at a higher education institution in Germany and have demonstrated a potential for outstanding academic achievement. In addition to exceptional accomplishments in school and/or at university, selection criteria include a commitment to the community (volunteering, commitment to a political or religious cause, etc.) and a commitment to helping others (family members or other individuals in need). Awards will also be made based on any obstacles applicants have had to overcome due to their family or cultural background.

The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship provides financial and non-financial support to high achieving and committed students from all over the world. Using a public-private partnership approach, businesses, foundations, or private funders provide scholarship holders with a monthly allowance of €150. The German Federal Government contributes another €150 per month. In addition, many universities and private funders offer mentoring programmes, networking events, or work placement opportunities for scholarship holders.

Doctoral studies cannot be funded.


In 2018, a total of 49 students of the University of Würzburg received assistance under the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship programme. A ceremony that was held on 4 December 2018 was a great opportunity for scholarship holders and private funders to meet in person.

Total number of Deutschlandstipendium scholarships awarded since the summer semester 2011
Faculty Number of scholarships m f
Faculty of Catholic Theology 10 5 5
Faculty of Law 26 9 17
Faculty of Medicine 61 21 40
Faculty of Arts 58 13 45
Faculty of Human Sciences 67 13 54
Faculty of Biology 20 12 8
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy 47 20 27
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science 42 29 13
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy 13 12 1
Faculty of Business Management and Economics 81 43 38
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