Brandt School Universität Erfurt


The Deutschlandstipendium provides financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students from all over the world. Modelled after the principle of public-private partnership, businesses, foundations or private individuals sponsor young talent with a pledge of 150 euros per month. The Federal Government matches this amount with another 150 euros.

The scholarship

The scholarship is awarded without consideration of personal or parent income and one’s nationality is not material to award either. The scholarship funds do not count towards grants awarded under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG). There are no social insurance contributions payable.

Funding is normally granted for at least two semesters but may be provided for a maximum time which covers the standard period of study. At intervals of two semesters the university reviews whether the scholarship holder still meets the award criteria and whether private funding will continue to be available.

More information regarding the Deutschlandstipendium can be found in the flyer provided by the BMFB and on their website.

How to apply

The Deutschlandstipendium is awarded by the universities. Applicants must meet the requirements of the individual institutions. In addition to academic achievement, the criteria for selecting scholarship recipients include social commitment and personal achievements, such as a student overcoming challenges or obstacles in his or her social or family background.

The application period for the Deutschlandstipendium is from June 24 to August 4, 2019. To apply, applicants must fill out the online application form and upload a letter of motivation detailing why they should receive the scholarship, an overview of their grades, as well as a current CV.

Applications are open to those already enrolled at a German university, as well as those who will begin their studies in the Wintersemester 2020/2021. The committee is expected to announce the results in October.

If you have any questions regarding your application for the Deutschlandstipendium, please contact the university: deutschlandstipendium(at)

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