Message from 2021-07-13

Deutschlandstipendium Scholarship Programme

Deutschlandstipendium Scholarship Programme

Witten/Herdecke University has been awarding several Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships to students every year since 2011. The scholarships are financed by public and private funds: Companies, private individuals and foundations provide funding of 150 euros per month for at least one year. The federal government also contributes the same amount, so that students can count on financial support of 300 euros per month.

As a scholarship holder in the Deutschlandstipendium Programme, you not only benefit from financial support. You also have the opportunity to establish contacts with companies, foundations or associations and their members. In this way, you can already build important networks for the future during your studies.

Who can apply for a scholarship?

Applications are open to those:

  • who fulfil the admission requirements necessary for studying at the UW/H
  • are about to begin their studies at the UW/H
  • or are already enrolled and still have at least two semesters of the standard period of study left.

How much is the grant and how long will it last?

Each of the scholarships is 300 euros per month. The scholarship is also paid out during the semester break and during a subject-related stay abroad.

The maximum funding period is two semesters currently, starting in the winter semester.

After a scholarship expires, you can check whether the scholarship can be extended based on your transcript of records.

When do I apply?

For the coming winter semester 2021/22 and summer semester 2022, Witten/Herdecke University can award a total of 15 Deutschlandstipendium Scholarships. The application deadline is 31 July 2021.

How are the scholarship holders selected?

The scholarships are awarded according to talent and performance. In addition to the above-average achievements and curriculum vitae, social commitment, the willingness to take on responsibility or special personal circumstances resulting, for example, from the individual's social background are also to be taken into account.

How does the UW/H review my performance?

At least once a year the UW/H reviews whether the scholarship holder's talent and performance justify a continuation of the scholarship. During the funding period, the scholarship holders must submit the proof of aptitude and performance to be determined by the UW/H. They will receive a copy of this proof when they are awarded a scholarship. You will receive further information on this when you are awarded a scholarship.

I already receive a scholarship, can I still apply?

You cannot apply for a Deutschlandstipendium if you are already receiving talent- and performance-based funding that averages 30 euros or more per month and falls within the funding period of the Deutschlandstipendium.

In some exceptional cases, however, there is the possibility of double funding. You can find a detailed overview here.

Does the Deutschlandstipendium count towards BAföG?

No, the Deutschlandstipendium is not dependent on income and does not count towards BAföG. Students can take advantage of both funding opportunities at the same time without deductions.

When will I be informed?

After the application deadline, the applications will be submitted to the selection committee for a decision at the next meeting.

In the 2nd half of September, all applicants will be notified of the decision by e-mail.

I have been rejected. Can I apply again?

Yes. You can reapply every year as long as you meet the Deutschlandstipendium requirements for funding.

Where can I get further information?

You can find further information and the legal basis on the website for the Deutschlandstipendium.

If you have any further questions, please contact Martina Knop (see contact below).

Application documents

If you meet the above criteria, we look forward to receiving your written application with the following documents in that order (on single-sided normal 80 gram paper, please):

  • Fully completed and signed application form
  • Declaration by the applicant that he or she is not receiving any talent- or performance-based funding in accordance with § 4, paragraph 1 of the StipG (please state this on an extra sheet of paper with your signature)
  • CV (one page, with passport photograph)
  • Letter of motivation (max. two pages with 1.5 line spacing and 6 cm margins on the left and right together)
  • Copy of the intermediate examination or corresponding certificates of achievement from UW/H (if available)
  • Copy of other certificates of achievement from the UW/H which are required for the evaluation of the course of study (transcript of records, ECTS points, etc. – if available)
  • Certificate of enrolment or copy of the letter of admission from the UW/H
  • Copy of the university entrance qualification
  • If applicable, internship and work references
  • Proof of your personal commitment and/or your special personal, social and family circumstances
  • If applicable, university degree certificates from other universities

Please send your application by post to the following address. (Applications by e-mail or fax are not possible unless you are living abroad – please contact Martina Knop to ask for an exception.)

University of Witten/Herdecke

Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 50

58448 Witten

You are also welcome to hand in your application in person. You will find us in the FEZ building in room 2.201.


Contact details

Martina Knop

Tel.: +49 (0)2302 / 926-914


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