Programme Description

The Deutschlandstipendium supports new or advanced students of excellent academic and professional promise. A wide net is cast to include all talents and potential: good grades and an excellent academic record, the willingness to take responsibility or the successful overcoming of obstacles on the candidate's personal or educational path. The funding of EUR 300 is granted irrespective of the student's income (in addition to BAföG funding) for a period of at least two semesters and at most until the end of the standard study period, thus giving the scholars the opportunity to focus on their studies. One half of the scholarship is financed by the Federal government, the other by private donors. The selection committees of the single higher-education institutions decide upon the allocation of the scholarships.

Target Group

new or advanced students of excellent academic and professional promise

Academic Requirements

Applicants need to meet the admission requirements of a state or state-approved higher education institution in Germany and need to be either already matriculated or about to start their studies. (Students who study at a university of applied sciences for Public Administration (Verwaltungsfachhochschule) are not eligible if they receive remunerations or other payments from public funds as public servants.)

Number of Scholarships

approximately 28,200 students have been awarded a Deutschlandstipendium in 2019.


at least two semesters, at most until the end of the standard study period

Scholarship Value

EUR 300 each month

Application Papers

  • (advanced) students: can apply if they meet the requirements of the higher-education institution they are enrolled at
  • The Application Papers generally comply with the Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz (StipG) as of July 21st 2010, last amended by Article 1 first amending law as of December 21st 2010 (BGBl. I S. 2204).

Application Deadline

The institutions of higher education supporting the programme set the admission criteria, i.e. application deadlines, and will provide all relevant information. A list of the participating institutions is available here

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