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A student speaks at the Scholarship award ceremony at Campus North.
A student speaks at the Scholarship award ceremony at Campus North. Photo: Philipp Plum

The Deutschlandstipendium supports students of all nationalities with good and very good performance in their studies. They receive 300 euros per month for one year – independent of income and in addition to BAföG benefits. One half is financed by the Federal Government, and the other by private donors.

Who can apply?

All students who are enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree programme or for the state examination at the Humboldt-Universität can apply. The requirements for a scholarship are broad: good academic performance is essential, but social commitment or the successful mastering of difficult life circumstances and educational paths are also included. It is possible to extend scholarships within the standard period of study.

How and when can I apply?

You can apply via the online portal. Deutschlandstipendien at the Humboldt-Universität are awarded once a year, at the beginning of the summer semester.

Please note: the next application phase will be in December 2023 (18.12.2023 to 15.01.2024).

Research Class applications

The Research Class are a special project of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in which we combine the Deutschlandstipendium with interdisciplinary research work. In a Research Class, 12 to 15 scholars from different disciplines work together on an interdisciplinary topic for one year. The Research Classes are financed by a sponsor, and the content is supervised by researchers at the Humboldt-Universität. When applying for a Research Class, additional requirements must be met on top of the usual prerequisites.

How does it work in practice?

Dates: The Germany Scholarships and the themed classes are advertised every year in December. Funding begins at the start of the summer semester, on 1 April of the following year. No scholarships are awarded at the beginning of the winter semester.

Requirements: Please check the requirements here.

Procedure: Applications are submitted via the application portal. The portal will be activated at the end of November/beginning of December.
All documents will be submitted online. Please check the application procedure.

Selection: In January/February, the documents will be reviewed by the selection committees and the scholarship holders will be selected. Once the selection has been finalised, we determine which person will be sponsored by which sponsor (matching).

Feedback: In March, we inform all applicants of the selection results and finalise the scholarship contracts.

The scholarship holders receive their scholarship from 1 April.

Legal bases for the awarding

Please note that the legal documents are only available in German

  • Satzung für die Vergabe von Deutschlandstipendien an Studierende der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin [PDF]
  • Richtlinie zur Vergabe von Deutschlandstipendien an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin [PDF]
  • Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz (StipG) [externer Link]
  • Stipendienprogramm-Verordnung (StipV) [externer Link]

Applicants with disabilities

Applicants with disabilities have the option of being supported by the Deutschlandstipendium team when making their application and/or submitting it in paper form. In this case, please contact the Deutschlandstipendium team.