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University of Würzburg

General Information for Applicants

Applications are accepted once a year. The application period occurs in the lecture period of each summer semester.
Funding for successful applicants will start in the following winter semester.
Applications from doctoral researchers will NOT be considered.

The application process is as follows:
You enter your data online in the application platform that is activated during the application period, upload the required documents as an attachment at the end of the form and then submit your application online. Within the application period, you can interrupt the processing of the form at any time and resume it at a later date.

Is the scholarship merit-based?

Yes, the scholarship is merit and talent-based. However, factors such as a strong commitment to the community or any obstacles applicants have had to overcome in their lives are also taken into consideration.

The programme strongly encourages applications from women who have followed non-linear educational paths but still have achieved excellent accomplishments. An applicant’s financial need is not considered in the awarding of the scholarship, but successful applicants with limited financial resources may receive some additional aid. In this context, financial need within the meaning of the German Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (Federal Training Assistance Act, BAföG) is of particular relevance.

Answers to frequently asked questions

The application period is expected to be published in the 24th calendar week (= 12. -16.06.2023).

During the periods of the open online application platform, "prospective students" who are not yet enrolled can also apply for a Deutschlandstipendium from the following winter semester. If you have applied for a degree programme with restricted admission, please enter your applicant number of the admission procedure instead of your matriculation number when applying online for the D-scholarship.

However, if you do not receive admission to the degree programme or decide against studying at the University of Würzburg, we would ask you to send us a short message (the best way to contact us is by email at


Yes, you will need to re-submit all documents. This is due to the following reasons: Firstly, we need up-to-date documents from you. Secondly, adding documents from your existing file to your new application would cause a significant amount of extra work.

From 2022, application documents can only be uploaded via the online application platform. The submission of paper documents is no longer required for participation in the application and selection process.

No, you won’t. We will accept uncertified copies.
However, please be aware that you will have to submit certified translations of certificates or diplomas that were issued in a language other than German or English.

We need a copy of the BAföG approval notice with which the BAföG office informs you that you are actually receiving BAföG benefits in the current semester (or from the next winter semester onwards). In German, that letter is called BAföG-Bescheid. Please DO NOT send us the certificate pursuant to Section 9 BAföG that you can download from WueStudy!

Please contact your lecturers: You can have special grade certificates issued by the respective examiners for your achievements to date and enclose them with your written application documents. The certificates must contain at least a specific grade and the date on which the examination was taken.

Decisions are usually made in November. All applicants will receive written notification of the result of the selection procedure in the application portal (notification of approval or rejection), regardless of the respective result. You will be notified by e-mail as soon as your decision has been submitted.