Deutschlandstipendium

Germany Scholarship

Announcement and application

Application for Germany Scholarship 2020 (lasting from April 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021). All relevant information and the application form are published here.

The application period for the Germany Scholarship has passed. Applications are no longer possible!

Application for Germany Scholarship 2020 (lasting from April 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021)

Application period: from January 10, 2020 to January 23, 2020 for students of undergraduate and graduate study programs.

  • Students of Master:Online programs respectively Teaching Qualification in Arts are not eligible.
  • Students chosen for a scholarship will be informed in writing as of mid-April to the end of June 2020 the latest.
  • Notices of rejection will not be sent.
  • 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.

You can place your application (until January 23, 2020 the latest):

  • during the office hours (Mon to Thurs 7:30 am - 6:00 pm and Fri 7:30 am - 3.30 pm): in the green mailbox inside the building Pfaffenwaldring 5c (House of Students), 70569 Stuttgart
  • at all other times in the mailbox in front of the building Pfaffenwaldring 5c (House of Students)
  • by postal mail (the postmark date is applicable!) to:

Postal address:
Universität Stuttgart
Deutschlandstipendium
Pfaffenwaldring 5c
70569 Stuttgart

The Scholarship and information on the awarding process

According to the Statutes of the University of Stuttgart on the Awarding Process of the Germany Scholarship [Satzung der Universität Stuttgart für die Vergabe von Deutschlandstipendien], the Rector’s Office of the University of Stuttgart is calling for applications for about 192 scholarships for summer semester 2020, lasting from April 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

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.

This scholarship is talent-oriented and achievement-oriented. 192 scholarships are offered to about 16.000 students.

The 192 scholarships are divided as follows:

  • 116 earmarked scholarships are given to the degree programs.
  • 76 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 the192 scholarships in detail is shown in the following PDF: The distribution of scholarships to the individual faculties and study courses in detail (PDF).

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 2020,
  • 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 2020
  • Please note that if you are enrolled in one of the Bachelor´s programs in the winter semester 2019/20 and expect an admission confirmation for a Master´s program for summer semester 2020, 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.

Please check carefully whether you meet the requirements for a successful application. By means of the grades given in the tables, you can assess your prospects of a successful application.

The following grades have been set as minimum grades for the Germany Scholarship 2020/21:

Students in Minimum grade for a promising application
Winter Term 2019/20:
1st semester of a Bachelor program (including Teaching Qualification)
1,9 (grade in the "Abitur"/university entrance qualification)*
Winter Term 2019/20:
2nd semester or higher in a Bachelor (including Teaching Qualification), or State Exam program
Grade 2nd semester Bachelor or higher and 1st Master (PDF)*
Winter Term 2019/20:
1st semester or higher in a Master program
Grade 2nd semester Bachelor or higher and 1st Master (PDF)*
Winter Term 2019/20:
Final semester of Bachelor program but in summer semester Master 1st + 2nd semester
Grade of Bachelor degree for Master (PDF)*
Summer Term 2020:
1st semester of Bachelor program (including Teaching Qualification)
1,9 (grade in the "Abitur"/university entrance qualification)*
Summer Term 2020:
Master 1st and 2nd semester
Grade of Bachelor degree for Master (PDF)*


If your study program's minimum grade is not published in the list of grades, it will be set by the commission. However, your application may only be successful, if you are able to deliver meaningful good marks.

*Exemption (if minimum grade is not met):
In case you do not meet the minimum grade but can proof additional criteria, you may, in reasonable exemptions, be accepted by the scholarship commission, if the grade is close to the required.

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
  3. Proof of additional criteria

Please do not hand in a motivation letter!

Please submit your written application from January 10, 2020 to January 23, 2020 in hardcopy form to the address specified above.

The application period for the Germany Scholarship has passed. Applications are no longer possible!

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 2020 being matriculated:

  1. In 1st semester of a Bachelor program (including Teaching Qualification)
    • a copy of the university entrance qualification ("Abitur" or equivalent)
  2. In 2nd semester or higher in a State Exam, 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 10, 2020). (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 program
    • In 1st semester: A copy of the Bachelor’s certificate and the current transcript of records not older than January 10, 2020. (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 program
      A copy of the current transcript of records not older than January 10, 2020. (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 program, expecting enrollment in a Master program as of Summer Semester 2020
    • A copy of the Bachelor Certificate (with Degree)
    • Or a copy of the current transcript of records not older than January 10, 2020. (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 2020:

  • For a Bachelor 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 10, 2020 giving proof about ECTS, average grade and semester.
  • For a Master 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 10, 2020 giving proof about ECTS, average grade and semester.
    • 2nd semester or higher: a copy of the current Transcript of Records not older than January 10, 2020 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, 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.

Proof handed in in German or English may be given in copy – the copy needs not 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).

Applications that are not submitted in due time and form won’t be taken into consideration in the selection process.

The application has to be submitted in due time and form and has to include all necessary documents to be taken into consideration. The necessary certificates and documents have to be submitted within the period stipulated together with the application form. It is not possible to submit evidence later.

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 twice are excluded from the application process. It is not possible to submit proof later.

Please submit your written application from January 10, 2020 to January 23, 2020 in hardcopy form to the address specified above.

Students who receive a scholarship will presumably be notified in writing until mid of April 2020 (but no later than the mid of June 2020). Notices of rejection will not be sent.

Stuttgart, January 2020

Rector’s Office

University of Stuttgart

Note: The scholarship committees of the respective faculties will hold meetings in March 2020. Please refrain from inquiries regarding the status of your application.

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Germany Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium)

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