What is the Germany Scholarship?
The Germany Scholarship is a merit scholarship but having good grades is not all that counts. Instead, the awarded students also distinguish themselves in other respects. Amongst many reasons, scholarship holders qualify because of their social commitment, because they overcame special social, familial, or personal circumstances, or because they show a readiness to take responsibility. The University of Stuttgart guarantees a thorough selection process.
Matching funds from the Federal Government
A special feature of the scholarship is also matching funds: The 300 euros every scholarship holder receives every moth consist of 150 euros from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and 150 euros from private donors such as companies, foundations, or private individuals.
Thanks to numerous donors, there are currently (summer semester 2016 / winter semester 2016/17) 240 scholarship holders at the University of Stuttgart.
Are you interested in a Germany Scholarship? Then continue here:
The following are the companies, foundations, and individuals helping to fund the Germany Scholarship for the period summer semester 2016/winter semester 2016/2017. We list their names with their permission.
- Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
- ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG
- Anton und Klara Röser Stiftung
- ate schäffenacker-zemel
- Axivion GmbH
- Badische Beamtenbank Stiftung
- BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH
- Brombach, Ulrike und Prof. Dr. Hansjörg
- Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
- Deutsche Bahn Stiftung gGmbH
- Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
- Dürr AG
- Züblin AG
- Eisenmann SE
- Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH
- IBM Deutschland GmbH
- infos e.V.
- Itestra GmbH
- Karl Schlecht Stiftung (KSG)
- KSB Stiftung
- LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG
- Lufthansa Technik AG
- MAHLE International GmbH
- NovaTec Holding GmbH
- OSB AG
- Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
- Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH
- Robert Bosch GmbH
- Roto Frank AG
- Siemens AG Energy Sector
- Stiftung Immobilie
- Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung a.G.
- Textilchemie Dr. Petry GmbH
- Thales Alenia Space Deutschland GmbH
- THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION
- Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG
- Vector Informatik GmbH
- Vector Stiftung
- Vereinigung von Freunden der Universität Stuttgart e.V.
- Voith GmbH
- Werner & Balci GmbH
- Werner Sobek Stuttgart GmbH
- Witte, Weller und Partner Patentanwälte mbB
- Zuckerwar, Dr. Allan, USA
Thanks again to all the donors for their support and involvement.
Since the scholarship awarding ceremony is a festive event, two photographers captured the special moments for the students in 2017.
Please visit the German version of our Deutschlandstipendium web page to click through the various image galleries.
What does the German Scholarship mean to our students?
We asked them. Here is what they said. (Video available in German only)
Just 1,800 euros suffice to support one of our students for one year. Since the Federal Government will match your donation, the student receives a total of 3,600 euro per year or 300 euro per month.
Unfortunately, amounts of less than 1,800 euro per year are not feasible for the Germany Scholarship. However, we have many foundations active at the University of Stuttgart that you can also support with lesser amounts. By doing so, you will also be supporting or addressing other student concerns – ranging from excursions to literature acquisition to awarding of prizes. For more information, see our overview [de].
The University of Stuttgart’s funding packages are tiered. This makes it equally possible to support only one student (at 1,800 euro per year) and to give out larger funding packages.
Donors who fund three Scholarships (totaling 5,400 euro per year) have a say as to which study orientation they would like to support: i.e., two of these three Scholarships are directed to study programs that the donor designates.
Donors funding nine Scholarships (or three scholarships for three years, “3x3”) have the additional possibility of taking part in the meetings of the University’s award committee in an advisory capacity.
For more information or answers to your questions, Andrea Biallas (see below) will look forward to hearing from you.
Our donors in the “3x3” category (see above under “funding packages”) can take part in an advisory capacity in the meeting of the award committee and advance suggestions and wishes. The University welcomes this, because it helps factor more professional expertise into the process.
Individual scholarships are awarded to the candidates by the voting members of the award committee who are exclusively representatives of the University.
However, after the selection, donors attending the award committee meetings in an advisory capacity can voice their own preferences: with insight into the anonymized application file, they may state which of the scholarship recipients best fit their own preconceptions as donors. The University makes every effort to take these wishes into consideration in making the final allocation.
There are basically three routes to getting acquainted:
Since the supported students normally are told who is funding their scholarship they are free to get in touch with their donor(s).
On the other hand, donor(s) can also contact the students they support, so long as the latter have given permission to pass on their contact information. Experience has shown that nearly all Scholarship recipients agree to have their contact information divulged.
In addition, the University invites both sides to an annual gala when certificates are ceremonially handed out. The emphasis here is on dialogue and getting acquainted.
For the earmarked funding, which is possible starting with the 3x3 funding package (of 3 scholarship, you allocate 2 to study programs of your choice), you cannot designate the exact semester; that said, however, in addition to the study subject you can also designate the study phase (Bachelor’s/Master’s) in which your future scholarship recipients are engaged.
For example: If you are giving a Scholarship in the chemistry study program, you can also designate if the recipient is to be in either the Bachelor’s or the Master’s in Chemistry study program.
The term Germany Scholarship is trademarked and cannot be replaced by a different name. It is permissible, however, to have the (firm) name listed next to the Germany Scholarship, so that it reads “Germany Scholarship – given by Firm XY.”
There is no entitlement to that effect. But, as donor, you can inform us of your wish. This is how it works: First, the respective supported individual must once again fulfill the performance criteria to be a candidate for renewal of the Scholarship. If this requirement is met and both sides are interested in continuing the donor relationship, then the University of Stuttgart will try to take this into account in allocating the Scholarships. Otherwise, the matter is left to chance. Should the renewed allocation not happen, we see another opportunity here for you as donors: awarding your scholarship to another exceptional individual, so that, fundamentally, here, too, a new, satisfactory donor relationship can flourish.
Donors sitting in the meetings of the award commission in an advisory capacity can review the entire file whose anonymized contents are to be discussed during the meeting.