Application Process

When can I apply for the Deutschlandstipendium?

Application is always possible for the winter semester.

The application period for the year 2020/21 is going to take place in summer 2020.

We will inform you whether you will receive a scholarship or not approximately in October.


How long does the application process take?

The process takes around one month. Letters of acceptance will be sent out in the middle of October. You will be given one week to accept your scholarship. Letters of refusal will be sent out around the middle of November. Please note that we will be sending the letters of acceptance as well as refusal to your students E-Mail address. Please check your account on a regular basis.


Which grades are considered in my application?

The grades that are relevant for your application depend on your study phase.

For students who receive BAföG, the calculated grade will be improved by 0,2 points. It is required that you upload a confirmation of BAföG during the online application process.


Are outstanding achievements within school and/or university for the selection process scholars crucial?

Yes, but not exclusively. Scholarships will be awarded to talented and high-achieving students. Highly performing and the most committed students will be selected in a two-stage selection process. Further achievements such as social commitment and the overcoming of biographical obstacles will also be considered.


Are there any grade limits?

Grade limit is determined individually for each faculty, study phase and degree, which means grade limits depend on the application state of each faculty alone.


Who decides on who receives a scholarship? Is there a selection panel?

There will be a two-stage selection process. In the first stage, the selection is based on grades. In the second stage, non-academic criteria, for example social commitment and involvement, extracurricular commitment and motivation, personal competence and outstanding achievements with regard to the overcoming of biographical obstacles will also be considered. Immigration backgrounds will also be taken into account. A jury, assembled by university lecturers/teachers, will decide about the final selection on the basis of anonymized applications.


When will the letter of acceptance be sent out?

Letters of acceptance will be sent in the middle of October. You will be given one week to accept your scholarship.

Please note that we will be sending the letters of acceptance as well as refusal to your students e-mail address (s1234567@stud.uni-frankfurt.de). Please check your account on regular basis or set up the forwarding of e-mails. Do not forget to check your spam folder!