Before your Application
Who can apply?
The Deutschlandstipendium promotes students of all nationalities who are enrolled at German colleges or universities and whose previous school, academic and career development 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.
What are the requirements to be able to receive the Deutschlandstipendium at the Goethe-University?
- must be enrolled at the Goethe University,
- have been studying within the prescribed period of study and
- have been receiving the Deutschlandstipendium of Goethe-University for less than 2 years.
Can I apply for the Deutschlandstipendium as a foreign student or as a student with a foreign university entrance certificate?
The application is equally possible for German and foreign students who are enrolled at Goethe-University and have been studying within the prescribed period of study.
What impact will the corona pandemic have on my standard period of study?
Due to the corona pandemic, the standard period of study is extended by one semester
To ensure that students in Hessen are not disadvantaged by the current corona restrictions, the Hessian state government has decided to extend the standard period of study by one semester for all students enrolled at Hessian universities in the summer semester 2020.
As a result, students of the Goethe University can also apply for support through the Germany Scholarship if they exceed the previous standard period of study within the coming support period. If funding is approved, the funding can be extended by one semester after the standard period of study has been exceeded, provided that this semester is still within the 2020/2021 funding period.
Further information on the resolution of the State of Hesse can be found here: https://wissenschaft.hessen.de/presse/pressemitteilung/hessen-ermoeglicht-laengere-regelstudienzeit-wegen-corona-einschraenkunge
My studies have been extended for serious reasons. How do I apply for a case of hardship?
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. Serious reasons include: disability, pregnancy, care-taking and education of a child, study-related stay abroad.
Send your application including attestation of the case of hardship to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 working days before application deadline so in case of approval of your case of hardship, you can still apply on time.
The informal application must contain the following information:
- Given name and family name
- Enrollment number
- Course of Study
- Application with reasoning
I receive BAföG (Federal Law on Support in Education). Can I still apply for the Deutschlandstipendium?
Yes, the Deutschlandstipendium is an addition to your BAföG. Scholarship holders can receive both funding measures without restrictions. Your BAföG will not be affected by your scholarship grant.
I will take up my studies this winter semester. Can I apply nevertheless?
If you have applied at the Goethe-University or have already received confirmation, you can apply for the Deutschlandstipendium.
You have to take care of your enrolment early so that you already have your HRZ account during the application period. This account will be handed out to you together with the Goethe-Card after your enrolment.
If you do not receive your HRZ account by the application phase, you can create an account with your private email address via the online application form. After you have confirmed the verification link, you can fill out the application form online. Here you must then prove that you have applied for a place at Goethe University. To do so, you will need to enter your application number and upload a written proof of your application.
As soon as you have enrolled at the Goethe University and received your HRZ access, please inform us of your matriculation number and your HRZ account by email to email@example.com
I applied for a Master’s degree at Goethe University but haven’t received my note of authorization. Can I apply for the Deutschlandstipendium nevertheless?
Yes, the application is possible.
If you have applied for a Master's programme at the Goethe University and have not yet received an admission letter during the application period, you can still apply for the Deutschlandstipendium.
Please create an account with your private email address via the online application form. After you have confirmed the verification link, you can fill out the application form online. Here you must then prove that you have applied for a place at the Goethe University. To do so, you will need to enter your application number and upload a written proof of your application.
As soon as you have enrolled at the Goethe University and received your HRZ access, please send us your matriculation number and your HRZ account by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there an age limit?
No, there is no age limitation when it comes to applying for the Deutschlandstipendium – as long as you are still within the regular study time frame.
Can master students also apply?
Yes, in this case, please apply for the Deutschlandstipendium with the grade of your Bachelor’s degree.
Can I apply for the Deutschlandstipendium when obtaining a second degree?
Yes, in this case, please apply for the Deutschlandstipendium with the grade of your first degree.
Can I also apply for the Deutschlandstipendium when studying at the Studienkolleg?
No, only students who are enrolled at the Goethe University are entitled to apply for the Deutschlandstipendium.
Will postgraduate / doctoral studies or complementary studies also be funded?