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Goethe University invests in the future by promoting you as young talented people financially, in order to keep your mind free to focus on studying.
However, we offer more than just cheering the account activity: Our non-material support program is characterized by a variety of components, including counseling services for your career as well as work in interdisciplinary groups of scholars, who are supported by honorary mentors from various sectors.
We support you - and we expect a lot from you.
It’s worth it: The previous years have shown that commitment is fun and that dealing with challenges together leads to change. This is what strengthens and fosters you as a young talent for your personal and professional future.
Make your talent your business!
Take your chance and apply for the Deutschlandstipendium!
Access to the online application platform (possible only during the application period)
Applications may be submitted by students who:
- are enrolled at Goethe-University or have successfully applied to Goethe University for the upcoming winter semester
- are studying within the prescribed period of study
- have been receiving the Deutschlandstipendium of Goethe-University for less than 2 years
The application is equally possible for German and foreign students. There is no age restriction.
Who are we looking for?
You should show outstanding performances. With your grades you compete always with students within the same faculty, usually even within the same degree program.
You should bring a high level of commitment and motivation for your studies and beyond.
How & when?
How & when?
How can I apply?
The application is possible each winter semester. You can be promoted for one year from 1 October to 30 September of the following year. After the first year you may apply for a prolongation of the scholarship.
The application is carried out exclusively online.
The application period for the year 2019/20 is going to take place from 08. July - 02. August 2019
Further information on the online application and the application documents
Your chances to become a scholar
The highly performing and most committed students from all disciplines will be selected in a 2-stage selection process. Further achievements such as the overcoming of biographical obstacles will also be taken to account.
The scholarships are distributed to the faculties on the following ratio: 50% of the faculty size and 50% of the number of applicants of each faculty. Thus, the chances of receiving a scholarship are about the same in all faculties.
The selection is based on grades.
Further information on the pre-selection process according to grades
In each faculty a jury decides on additional criteria:
- commitment that goes beyond school or university
- personal and social capability
- outstanding effort in overcoming biographical obstacles
Further information about the decisional process
In the funding year 2018/19 lasting from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019, 633 scholarships have been awarded.
The scholarships are distributed to the faculties in relation to the number of students of each faculty and the number of applications. The actual distribution to the faculties is as follows:
|Number of scholarships
||Number of scholarships
||Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts
Economics and Business Administration
||Geosciences and Geography
||Computer Science and Mathematics
Psychology and Sports Sciences
||Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacy
Roman Catholic Theology
Philosophy and History
In case of a donation for at least one scholarship, sponsors can make a request concerning the degree program of the students which should be promoted. This so-called “Zweckbindung” is restricted to a maximum of 2/3 of the distributed scholarships.