Corona has no negative influence on the application of the Deutschlandstipendium. For the application it is important that you are within the standard period of study. Due to the Corona pandemic, the standard period of study has been extended by 4 semesters. If you have questions about your standard period of study, you can always send us an email.
The target group of the Deutschlandstipendium is all students of HAWK, regardless of origin, age, number of university semesters and income. Applicants must be within the standard period of study of their study program at the beginning of the winter semester.
For the selection, special consideration will be given to students who:
The application for the scholarship program is ONLY possible in spring. The awarding takes place in the following winter semester. The application is exclusively online.
Please note the following steps when applying:
Note for registration for first-time applicants When registering for the first time, applicants actively select gender.
Here they have the option to choose between 4 different characteristics. This selection affects your salutation in the system as well as all letters and certificates and flows into the statistics message from the DSTIP-BMBF scholarship server:
Please note: The specification 'without specification' is to be selected if the gender entry in the birth register is blank in accordance with §22 Para. 3 Personal Status Act.
For the online application, the following documents must be uploaded in addition to your data:
ONLY complete applications will be considered for selection!
The decision on the award of a scholarship for the winter semester is made by a five-member independent selection committee from the fields of research, industry and social affairs. The full-time Equal Opportunity Officer is present as an advisory member.
Other selection criteria that may be taken into account include special achievements, awards and prizes, previous professional activity and internships.
The Deutschlandstipendium is paid regardless of income. It is possible to receive BAföG and the Deutschlandstipendium at the same time.
Receiving two scholarships at the same time is usually excluded, but there are exceptions.
Questions in this regard can be clarified in advance of applying for a Deutschlandstipendium. Send us an email.
Of course, HAWK scholarship holders also have the option of applying elsewhere for a scholarship that does not fall under the exceptions and, if they receive one, to end the Deutschlandstipendium early. In this way, any funds that become available can be awarded to those who have moved up. Information about applications for other scholarships (if applicable) is expressly requested.
All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection by e-mail, probably at the end of September.
Upon confirmation of acceptance on the part of the applicant, the scholarship holder is obligated to participate in the preparatory workshop.
The scholarship holder will receive a notification of approval. This will state the period of the Deutschlandstipendium (usually two semesters), the amount of the grant and the duration of the grant. The notice of approval also contains the name of the sponsor. The notification of approval also defines the evidence that the scholarship holder must provide by a specified date.
We and the sponsors are very interested in both sides getting to know each other and using the sponsorship period for networking and exchange. Because that is what is special about the fellowship. For this purpose, scholarship holders and sponsors are clearly assigned to each other. Scholarship holders have different experiences with the funding, because the sponsors have very different motives for participating in the Deutschlandstipendium.
Companies often sponsor with the motive of attracting young talent and investing in talented students.
Foundations, associations or private individuals often sponsor with the motive of making it easier for young people to overcome hurdles and to better combine studies, family and voluntary work.
Thus, various connections also develop through the sponsorship: connections with professional prospects or personal prospects.
Provided that both agree to the passing on of their contact data, by the HAWK, they receive the respective data. A first opportunity to get to know each other as well as to exchange with the sponsors and with other scholarship holders and members of HAWK is offered by the ceremonial handover of the scholarships.
During the scholarship year, workshops and events provide many more opportunities to get to know each other and exchange ideas. The contact between sponsors and scholarship recipients often results in idealistic support. Many sponsors offer internships, invite students to events, or are available to "their" scholarship recipients as experienced contacts for all aspects of the profession.
In order to be eligible for the Deutschlandstipendium, it is important that applicants are within the standard period of study for their degree program at the time of funding. We are aware that the standard period of study may not be met by some students due to the current situation. If this is the case for you, please contact us to clarify whether you can still participate in the selection process.
In case of a leave of absence due to a semester abroad or for a mandatory internship, the scholarship will continue to be paid. In this case, there will be no extension of the grant period. In the case of a leave of absence for personal reasons, payment will be paused during the leave of absence and started or continued after the leave of absence ends.
During the year of recognition, students can only be funded if they continue to be enrolled students at HAWK. Guest attendance does not count towards this.