Deutschlandstipendium

Announcement and application

Deutschlandstipendium

Application for a Deutschlandstipendium 2022 (lasting from April 01, 2022 to March 31, 2023). All relevant information regarding the application are published here.

The Deutschlandstipendium of the University of Stuttgart for the year 2023/24 will be announced around mid December. At that time, you will find the relevant documents as well as further information.

Information regarding the Deutschlandstipendium (DStip) and its announcement

The Deutschlandstipendium is awarded for academic performance. Students of the University of Stuttgart can apply for about 170 scholarships. Besides marks above average, the proof of at least one additional criterion is required. These criteria can e.g. be met by extraordinary performance in subject-related or non-subject-related activities, commitment towards society, political, ecological or social projects and/or relevant personal circumstances and/or prices and/or notable career.

The application phase for the granting period from April 1, 2022 until March 31, 2023 has passed. The next announcement of the Deutschlandstipendium will take place at the beginning of 2023. The announcement as well as the application form will then be available as downloads on this website.

Application for a Deutschlandstipendium 2022 (lasting from April 01, 2022 to March 31, 2023)

Please note:

  • The application period has passed.
  • Students who are rewarded a scholarship will be informed in writing as of mid-April to the end of June 2022 the latest.
  • Notices of rejection will not be sent.
  • The announcement for 2023 will be published at the end of the year, the application period will be beginning of/mid January 2023. 
 

Information on the scholarship and the awarding process

According to the Statutes of the University of Stuttgart on the Awarding Process of the Deutschlandstipendium [Satzung der Universität Stuttgart für die Vergabe von Deutschlandstipendien], the Rector’s Office of the University of Stuttgart is calling for applications for about 170 scholarships for summer semester 2022, lasting from April 01, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

The scholarship amounts to 300 € per month, half of which is financed by a sponsor and the other half by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The scholarship is meant to support students who

  • are expected to, or have already produced outstanding academic or professional achievements = Grade Criterion

and

  • are able to provide evidence of Additional Criteria e.g.:
    • social or ecological commitments, involvement in higher education policy, etc.
    • exceptional circumstances (personal, social, family, etc.)
    • special prizes or distinctions
    • a notable personal development
    • further skills.

Evidence of additional criteria must include information on the kind and duration of the commitment (from...to) as well as the number of hours per week/month/year, if applicable and generally should not be older than five years.

This scholarship is talent-oriented and achievement-oriented. 170 scholarships are offered to about 16.000 students.

The 170 scholarships are divided as follows:

  • 90 earmarked scholarships are given to the degree programs.
  • 80 uncommitted scholarships are given to a degree program without being bound to a specific purpose.
  • The Rector’s office spreads these uncommitted scholarships within faculties 1-10. Therefore, every applicant has a chance for a scholarship, regardless of his/her (eligible) degree program. The Scholarship Commission of the relevant faculty will rank all applicants. The scholarships are then given according to this ranking

The allocation of the 170 scholarships in detail is shown in the following PDF: The distribution of scholarships to the individual faculties in detail (PDF, not barrier free; if you have difficulties with reading it, feel free to contact us via phone or e-mail).

For a promising application, please note that at the time of the application, you should:

  • be able to provide evidence that your last regular subject-related semester did not take place before summer semester 2022,
  • have acquired the necessary amount of credit points according to the curriculum of your degree program
  • be able to provide evidence of the specified average (grade criterion)
  • be able to provide evidence of the additional criteria
  • be enrolled at the University of Stuttgart in summer semester 2022
  • Please note that if you are enrolled in one of the Bachelor´s programs in the winter semester 2021/22 and expect an admission confirmation for a Master´s program for summer semester 2022, your application will be considered among other applications for the Master´s degree programs, 1st subject-related semester (2nd subject-related semester, if applicable).
  • The application is submitted for the degree program in which the applicant is enrolled. In case of combined degree programs, the application is submitted for a main subject. Minor and complimentary subjects are excluded.
  • Multiple applications are prohibited.

For a promising application, please ensure that your average grade is above the one in your subject, and you have achieved the required credits for the semester you are enrolled in. For applications for the first semester of a Bachelor’s degree, the grade of your university entrance qualification should at least be equivalent to the german grade of 1,9. In case you did not achieve the required number of credits and can proof hardship, you may state this in your application. For grades that so not match the requirements, no case of hardship can be asserted.

Application

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Application form [in German; please only use this to apply!] (Application form in English - for information only. Please don't use this to apply!)
  2. Proof of grades and
  3. Proof of additional criteria

Please do not hand in a motivation letter!

Please submit your written application from January 18, 2022 to January 27, 2022 in hardcopy (printed or copied doublesided) form to the address specified above.

The application form will be published here during the application period.

Please refer to numbers a) to d) underneath, which proof has to be given in your case and for applicants, who are not matriculated yet.

Students in winter semester 2021/22 being matriculated:

  1. In 1st semester of a Bachelor's program (including Teaching Qualification)
    • a copy of the university entrance qualification together with a current copy of transcript of records of previously attained results including credit points, average grade and current semester (not older than January 18, 2022). (Path in C@MPUS: Please click on the link "Leistungsübersicht für DStip-Anträge" on your student profile and download it (in PDF format) via the printer icon.)
      Please note: in combined Bachelor or Teaching Qualification programs, exclusively the transcript for the main subject has to be handed in!
  2. In 2nd semester or higher in a Bachelor (including Teaching Qualification) program
    • a current copy of transcript of records of previously attained results including credit points, average grade and current semester (not older than January 18, 2022). (Path in C@MPUS: Please click on the link "Leistungsübersicht für DStip-Anträge" on your student profile and download it (in PDF format) via the printer icon.)
      Please note: in combined Bachelor or Teaching Qualification programs, exclusively the transcript for the main subject has to be handed in!
  3. In a Master's program
    • In 1st semester: A copy of the Bachelor’s certificate and the current transcript of records not older than January 18, 2022. (Path in C@MPUS: Please click on the link "Leistungsübersicht für DStip-Anträge" on your student profile and download it (in PDF format) via the printer icon.)
    • In 2nd semester or higher of a Master's program
      A copy of the current transcript of records not older than January 18, 2022. (Path in C@MPUS: Please click on the link "Leistungsübersicht für DStip-Anträge" on your student profile and download it (in PDF format) via the printer icon.)
  4. In the final semester of a Bachelor's program, expecting enrollment in a Master's program as of Summer Semester 2022
    • A copy of the Bachelor's certificate (with degree), if available,
    • together with a copy of the current transcript of records not older than January 18, 2022. (Path in C@MPUS: Please click on the link “Leistungsübersicht für DStip-Anträge” on your student profile and download it (in PDF format) via the printer icon.)

Applicants, who are not matriculated, but expecting enrollment in a study program of the University of Stuttgart in summer semester 2022:

  • For a Bachelor's program:
    • 1st semester: a copy of the university entrance qualification ("Abitur" or equivalent).
    • 2nd semester or higher: a copy of the current transcript of records not older than January 18, 2022 giving proof about ECTS, average grade and semester.
  • For a Master's program:
    • 1st semester: a copy of the Bachelor Certificate. If the certificate is not available yet, please hand in a copy of the current transcript of records not older than January 18, 2022 giving proof about ECTS, average grade and semester.
    • 2nd semester or higher: a copy of the current Transcript of Records not older than January 18, 2022 giving proof about ECTS, average grade and semester.

Please mark each proof of an additional criterion with the number of the category of the application form you want to be considered (e.g. #3.2).

For example: Evidence of special prizes and distinctions, of other knowledge, of commitment in student council (the student council, Fachgruppe, will provide a formal certification), as well as evidence of social or ecological commitments, involvement in higher education policy or evidence of exceptional personal, social or family circumstances. This evidence does not have to be certified. Evidence of additional criteria must include information on the kind and duration of the commitment (from...to) as well as the number of hours per week/month/year, if applicable.

Proofs handed in in German or English may be given in copy – the copy does not need to be certified!

If the proof is not in German or in English language, a copy of a certified German or English translation is necessary. (§ 4, par. 4 of the Germany Scholarship statutes).

The application has to be submitted in due time and form and has to include all necessary documents to be taken into consideration. It is not possible to submit any proofs afterwards.

BAföG: The Deutschlandstipendium and the Federal Funding BAföG are supplementary funding programs, so that there are no reductions when receiving both of them. Providing the information about a potential BAföG funding is optional and if doing so this disclosure will not influence the final decision regarding the awarding of the Germany Scholarship. The information about the BAföG funding will be considered after the relevant awarding commission has reached their decision of the future scholarship holders.

Applicants who miss the deadline specified in the call for applications or whose applications are not submitted in due form, are incomplete (e.g. not signed) or are submitted more than once are excluded from the application process.

Students who receive a scholarship will presumably be notified in writing until mid of April 2022 (but no later than the mid of June 2022). Notices of rejection will not be sent.

Stuttgart, January 2022

Rector’s Office

University of Stuttgart

Please note: The scholarship committees of the respective faculties will hold meetings in March 2022. Please refrain from inquiries regarding the status of your application.

Attachments

  • Application form [de] (PDF)
    Please use your PC to fill in the form, do not fill in by hand, as your information will be digitally captured. Due to the technical requirements, please use the Adobe Acrobat Reader and no alternative programs for viewing PDF files (e.g. Preview). You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader here: Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Information on Data Privacy Protection (PDF)
  • English translation of the application form (PDF) - only for your information! Please do not use for application!
  • List of sponsors (PDF)

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