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.

Are there any regulations in regard to the extension of the period of your study?

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 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
  • Attestation

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?

Since you will need an HRZ-account to apply for the Deutschlandstipendium, you will need to see to an early enrollment. After your successful enrollment, you will receive your HRZ-account and your Goethe-Card.

In case you haven't receive your HRZ-Account until July 16th to August 10th, 2018, you may contact us so that we can forward the application form to you via mail as long as the following criteria are fulfilled:

  • You have applied to Goethe-University for winter semester
  • You have already been accepted to Goethe-University and you are willing to start your degree program at Goethe-University

You may forward us your admission certificate along with your registration number. Only then we can accept your application.

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, you can apply for the Deutschlandstipendium.

You can still apply for the Deutschlandstipendium even if you haven’t received your note of authorization during the application period for the Deutschlandstipendium. In this case, you may contact us under:

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.

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.

Unfortunately, right now it is not possible to incorporate this in the online-application process. Thus, please send us the grade of your first degree (certificate) after having applied for the Deutschlandstipendium so that it will be added to your application manually. You can send your cerfiticate to

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?