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»Seizing Opportunities« - The German National Scholarship

The application procedure for the »Chancen nutzen« – das Deutschland-stipendium at Heinrich Heine University starts again on 1 July 2023. Applications can be submitted until 31 August 2023. Students in their first semester and students who have switched from other universities can apply up to 15 September 2023.

You can access the applicant portal for the German National Scholarship at HHU here.

The Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf funding programme »Seizing Opportunities« – the German National Scholarship – is aimed at high-performing students from all faculties at HHU. All students from the 1st semester of their bachelor’s studies up to completion of a master’s programme or up to state examination level can receive funding support. In the winter semester 2022/23, we provided support to 459 students across all HHU faculties through the German National Scholarship programme.
The basis of the programme is the “matching” procedure: The Federal Government provides €150 per month for each scholarship. Private donors, companies or foundations provide the same amount on top so that each scholarship recipient receives €300 in support per month. In addition to financial support, this programme offers scholarship holders the opportunity to take part in events with “their” donors, the Ambassador for Scholarships and Honorary Senator, Professor Dr Hannelore Riesner, and other key University figures. Dr Kai Dannenberg has also been offering advice to scholarship holders as a Youth Ambassador since 2020. A scholarship thus offers additional insights into a broad spectrum of academic areas as well as social, cultural and business life in the city of Düsseldorf and surrounding region. This non-material support concept for scholarship recipients has been honoured by the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Humanities and Sciences in Germany (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft) in the nationwide competition “Accompanying the Best”.

You can find detailed information on the official website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


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