Eligible Applicants

Who is entitled to apply?

The Deutschlandstipendium promotes students of all nationalities who are enrolled at German colleges or universities and whose previous careers point to further outstanding performance. Besides excellent success at school and / or university, the criteria for promotion include social commitment, e. g. in associations or in university policy, in religious or political organizations as well as assignment in social context, within the family or social institutions. Moreover, the overcoming of biographical obstacles that rise from family or cultural origin, are considered.

During the sponsoring you have to be enrolled at Goethe-University, within the prescribed period of study* and have received the Deutschlandstipendium at the Goethe University for less than 2 years. The same is valid for foreign students and students with a foreign university entrance qualification respectively.

Second degree- and Masters-courses can be supported as well.

There is no sponsoring for:

  • Studies in Studienkolleg
  • PhD-programs

*According to §7 StipG it is possible to apply for a prolongation of the promotion period, provided that the period of study is extended because of serious reasons (e. g. disability, pregnancy, care-taking and education of a child, study-related stay abroad).


There is a special quota of Deutschlandstipendium scholarships for refugees. Students who had to undergo experience of flight will be assigned to the group of students with experience of flight regardless of their field of study. A jury will assess these applications according to § 2 Abs. 2 StipV.  

Statute of the Goethe University Frankfurt on the awarding of the Deutschlandstipendium

Please find the current statute of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt on the awarding of the Deutschlandstipendium (July 18th, 2017) Available in German only!