The Deutschland stipendium at German Universities


High-achieving students from all over the world who wish to study Bachelors and Masters degree programs at public and state recognized universities in Germany, may apply for the Deutschlandstipendium, which is the largest public-private partnership scholarship program in Germany. Many universities and private sponsors also support Deutschland stipendium holders through concurrent mentoring programmes, networking events and internships.

Host Institution: German institutions of higher education


Level of study: Bachelors and Masters degree in any subject at German universities

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Target group: High-achieving and committed students from all over the world

Scholarship value

Funding is normally granted for at least 2 semesters but may be provided for a maximum time which covers the standard period of study. At intervals of 2 semesters the university reviews whether the scholarship holder still meets the award criteria and whether private funding will continue to be available. Each scholar will receive €300 per month (€150 are supplied by private sponsors and €150 by the Federal Government). The Deutschland stipendium is awarded irrespective of personal or parent income.


In addition to excellent academic results, the criteria for receiving a scholarship include civic engagement and special personal achievements, such as a student overcoming challenges or obstacles in his or her social or family background. Hence, the candidate’s social and family background is also taken into account. Both enrolled students and commencing students are eligible for the scholarship.

Application instructions

First- and higher-semester students of all nationalities can apply directly to their university. The universities organise the selection process, select the successful candidates and approach potential sponsors with financial assistance from the Federal Government. The application deadline varies and is university-dependent.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website: Official Scholarship Website:

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