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Universität Würzburg

Oskar Karl Forster Scholarship

The application process for 2021 is open.

The application form can now be accessed.

The funding applications are processed according to the "first come first served" (i.e. in the order of the application receipt date).

Applications from new students (winter semester 2021/2022 = 1st subject semester) are only possible in the 2022 procedure.

We look forward to receiving your application in 2022.


 

Oskar Karl Forster Scholarship

Who is eligible?
All talented students irrespective of their nationality who demonstrate financial need, are enrolled in a programme at the University of Würzburg, and are in their second subject semester or beyond.
All students who are enrolled in a Master’s programme will automatically meet the third of the above conditions.

Scholarship holders are usually awarded with a one-off financial grant of €100 - €500 to help pay for books or other related materials. In exceptional circumstances, students may receive financial assistance to help pay for the costs of printing and binding their doctoral thesis.

To demonstrate that you are enrolled in a programme at the University of Würzburg, please include an enrolment certificate in your application. Please note, that you still have to be enrolled for the summer semester 2021.

If you receive financial assistance under the German Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (Federal Training Assistance Act, BAföG), you will automatically be considered to have a financial need. If you do not receive financial assistance under that Act, you will have to provide other evidence of your financial need, i. e. evidence of the income of the individuals who are required to pay support for you (usually your parents’ notice of income tax assessment; if you apply in 2021, please send us their notice of income tax assessment for 2019) as well as evidence of any income you may have yourself.

When is a student considered to have a financial need?

This scholarship can only be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. All students who receive financial assistance under the BAföG Act are automatically considered to have a financial need. You are also considered to have a financial need if you do not receive financial assistance under that Act but the current net monthly income#) of the individuals who are required to pay support for you is at or below 200% of the allowance pursuant to Section 25 Subsection 1 BAföG (see below) plus 100% of the allowance pursuant to Section 25 Subsection 3 No. 2 BAföG for each dependent child including yourself (see below).

#) Usually the net monthly income in the year that is two calendar years prior to the calendar year in which you file your application ([taxable income according to the notice of income tax assessment for that year minus tax payable] / 12); any negative income (generated from business or rental activities etc.) will notionally increase the taxable income.

Monthly allowances (applicable for applications submitted in 2021)

  • Total allowance if your parents are married or in a registered civil partnership with each other and are not permanently separated: €3,780.00.
  • Allowance per parent if your parents are not married or in a registered civil partnership with each other or are permanently separated: €2,520.00.
  • Additional allowance per dependent child (including yourself): €570.00. This amount decreases by the amount of income you earn yourself.

In exceptional cases (e. g. if your parents’ current income is lower), we will accept other documents as proof of income (e. g. pension award letters or unemployment benefits letters).

Please note that you are only eligible for financial assistance to help pay for the costs of printing and binding your doctoral thesis if your own net monthly income does not exceed €1,750.00.

If you apply for financial assistance for books or related materials, please ask the competent lecturer to confirm that it makes sense for you to purchase the books and/or related materials you are planning to buy (see application form). Please also ask him or her to confirm that your academic achievements to date make you eligible for the scholarship (see application form).
You are usually considered to be eligible if you have earned the number of credits you are expected to have achieved by the end of the subject semester you are in and your period of study has not significantly exceeded the standard length of your programme. You will NOT be required to demonstrate outstanding academic achievements.

In principle, the aid can only be claimed once. Please be aware that you will be required to submit evidence of the expenditure of the funds awarded to you to Unit 2.2 of the University’s Central Administration (Team Financial Support and Lectureships) by the date specified in the approval notification.

The scholarship is generally granted with effect for the future. As part of the verification of the use of the funds granted, receipts for books purchased from the beginning of the summer semester 2021 (provided these are named on the application and the applicant was at least in the 2nd semester at that time) or for actual accepted printing costs for a dissertation from April 1st, 2021.

Download the application form

Click the link below to download the application form (available in German only), complete the form electronically, and print it out. Please do not forget to sign the printout. After you have done so, ask the competent lecturer for the required confirmation and then submit your application documents to the address below.
We would advise you to make a photocopy of your book list for your records.


Application form

(only available in German)