General Information

Data privacy

Applying for the Deutschlandstipendium program is voluntary.

Based on your authentication via the HRZ account, basic contact information as well as information on the faculty, course of study, degree objective, semester and relevant grade will be taken from the student database of the Goethe University. This information is required for participation in the application procedure.

All other information is optional.

Your application will only be passed on to two or three jurors from the respective faculties in anonymized form.

However, we cannot completely rule out the possibility that faculty members may be able to associate individual applications with specific students based on the answers provided.

Legal rights

Please note that there is no legal entitlement to a Deutschlandstipendium.

Intentionally false statements will result in exclusion from the scholarship. Furthermore, according to §10 para. 2 StipG, students are required to inform us immediately of any changes in their circumstances that are relevant to the awarding of the scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded subject to the availability of funding from private sponsors.

Spezielle Wünsche der Förderer

Targeting of funds

Donors who fund at least one full scholarship (€1,800) per year can specify which subject areas they would like to support with the funds.

More than 300 donors participate in Goethe University's Deutschlandstipendium each year. The scholarship program serves as a link between academia, business and citizens. Among the private donors are numerous alumni, who demonstrate their solidarity with their alma mater and the younger generation with donations ranging from 50 to several thousand euros. Many students at the University of the Third Age, known as U3L, are also involved in supporting their younger peers. Rotary clubs, Zonta clubs, foundations and alumni associations, and a number of foundations are trusted and committed supporters of students. For many companies, the scholarship program is an excellent way to connect with qualified young talent. Medium-sized companies in particular have long recognized the need to be proactive in recruiting future employees. The Deutschlandstipendium enables them to establish early ties with particularly talented and committed students. Large companies often contribute as corporate citizens in the truest sense of the word, having no specific connection to a particular subject.

With this unique mix of donations from all areas of society, Goethe University is able to support students from all faculties. The maximum federal quota in which two-thirds of scholarships are related to a specific subject is not a concern in Frankfurt, where more than 50% of scholarships are not subject related.