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Deutschlandstipendium - Application and Requirements

Each winter semester, TU Berlin awards Deutschlandstipendium scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and notable involvement in work benefiting society or who have overcome personal hardship. A funding year includes the winter semester and following summer semester. The 10th funding period includes winter semester 2020/2021 and summer semester 2021.

Applications are submitted during the summer semester. This year’s application period is 17 June to 15 July 2020. Please also note the following information. You can find an overview of all dates and deadlines for the Deutschlandstipendium at TU Berlin here [1].

We strongly recommend carefully reading through all of the information on our website (particularly the FAQ [2]) before applying.

Questions about the Application

Who can apply?

The following individuals can apply:

  • Regularly enrolled bachelor’s and master’s students who are already enrolled at TU Berlin at the beginning of the funding period (the upcoming winter semester) and who are still studying within the standard period of study with at least two semesters remaining
  • New students who have applied and will commence their studies at TU Berlin in the winter semester

Students pursuing a second degree or complementary studies are also eligible.

Doctoral candidates, however, are not eligible to apply for the Deutschlandstipendium.

How and when can I apply?

  • You must apply online via our application portal during the summer semester.

  • The portal is only accessible during the application period. This year it is open from 17 June to 15 July 2020. The portal link will be published on the website "Call for Applications" (the link will appear in due time prior to the application period at the end of this page and in the menu on the left). There, you can also find further details and information on the call and online application.

  • The application portal is currently available in German only. A guide with helpful instructions in English is available as PDF on the "Call for Applications" website in the "Downloads" box on the lower right. If possible, please fill in the online application form in German. However, we will also accept applications completed in English. Please note the information regarding required documents and any necessary translations or grade conversions.

  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered and will be rejected. The application deadline cannot be extended. Applications which are incomplete or not provided in the requested format will not be considered.

  • Please bear in mind that you are responsible for informing yourself of the application requirements for the Deutschlandstipendium and ensuring the accuracy of your application documents and their submission within the deadline. We will not notify you if your application is incomplete or contains errors.

  • Please also note that the only valid information regarding the online application, format, and necessary documents is that provided by the Deutschlandstipendium Office at TU Berlin (and not other sources with potentially varying information).

Which documents are required to apply?

The following documents have to be submitted when applying (pdf, max. 3 MB per file):

  • University Entrance Qualification Certificate
  • Current certificate of enrollment for the summer semester (not applicable to new students)
  • Current transcript of records (e.g. QISPOS, SAP) (not applicable to new students)
  • If applicable, a degree certificate for completed studies (diploma, Magister, bachelor's, master’s, Staatsexamen, etc.)
  • If applicable, a certificate of vocational training
  • If applicable, an employment reference
  • If applicable, proof of a stay abroad
  • If applicable, an internship certificate
  • If applicable, proof of language skills
  • If applicable, proof/certificate of additional qualifications, awards, particular volunteer work/social involvement
  • If applicable, other documents confirming your family or personal circumstances
  • Personal recommendation letters or references are not required.

Please note: To find out which documents are accepted as proof, check the document "Possible documents to submit" (from the "Downloads" box to the right).

Questions about the Selection Procedure

What are the selection criteria?

The following criteria are considered during selection:

  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Notable involvement in work benefiting society and outstanding achievements
  • Particular family/biographical circumstances and challenges

Who selects the scholarship holders?

Future scholarship holders are selected by the TU Berlin Deutschlandstipendium selection committee. The committee is made up of two members per faculty: a professor and an academic staff member (cf. Section 7 Richtlinie der TU Berlin zur Vergabe von Deutschlandstipendien [3]).

Using the selection criteria below pursuant to the criteria stated in the Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz - StipG [4], Stipendienprogramm-Verordnung - StipV [5], and the Richtlinie der TU Berlin zur Vergabe von Deutschlandstipendien [6], the selection committee will select recipients on the basis of the information submitted with complete applications:

  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Notable involvement in work benefiting society and outstanding achievements
  • Particular family/biographical circumstances and challenges

When are the selection results announced?

The results of the selection process are announced at the start of the winter semester. Each applicant will receive a letter in the mail. However, this may take some time due to the multiple steps of the procedure. We will be unable to provide information about the current status of the selection procedure until then and kindly ask you not to inquire.
Details about the procedure and timeline can also be found at "Dates and Deadlines" [7].

Questions about the Funding

How is the funding structured?

The entire sum of the Deutschlandstipendium is EUR 3,600 for at least one year with monthly disbursements of EUR 300.

In addition to receiving financial support, scholarship holders can also participate in and help shape the Deutschlandstipendium network, e.g. by joining one of the scholarship holder working teams [8] and sharing with the sponsors.

Note: The principles of the Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz - StipG [9], Stipendienprogramm-Verordnung - StipV [10], and Richtlinie der TU Berlin zur Vergabe von Deutschlandstipendien [11] apply.

Who are the donors?

You can find a current overview of TU Berlin Deutschlandstipendium sponsors here [12].

Legal Foundation

Which laws apply to the Deutschlandstipendium at TU Berlin?

The Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz - StipG [13], Stipendienprogramm-Verordnung - StipV [14], and Richtlinie der TU Berlin zur Vergabe von Deutschlandstipendien [15] form the legal framework of the TU Berlin scholarship program.

Call for Applications 2020/2021

You can find the call for the upcoming 2020/2021 funding period here [16], as well as in the menu on the left ("Call for Applications").

There, you will also be able to find the link to the application portal during the application period from 17 June to 15 July 2020.

Project Manager

Kirsty Otto (IF 5)
+49 (0)30 314-25309
Ernst Ruska building
Room ER 381
e-mail query [17]

Administration

Diana Lange (IF 6)
+49 (0)30 314-26443
Ernst Ruska building
Room ER 381
e-mail query [18]

Consultation

Luise Schenker
Ernst Ruska building
Room Room ER 386
e-mail query [19]

Laws (German only)

  • Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz_–_StipG.pdf [20]
  • Stipendienprogramm-Verordnung - StipV [21]
  • Nichtamtliche Lesefassung Richtlinie Deutschlandstipendium TU Berlin [22]

Downloads

  • Possible documents to submit [23]
  • International/foreign grades [24]
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