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Scholarship announcements

An overview of our scholarship programme:

Every semester, the Equal Opportunities Office of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities supports female students and researchers by providing dissertation scholarships and travel grants. Dissertation scholarships are awarded to female students currently writing their (bachelor’s or master’s) dissertations who are studying or have studied under difficult conditions, e.g. due to a disability or chronic illness, parenting obligations or care of relatives. Travel grants are offered to female students and early career researchers (in Germany and abroad) to enable them to participate in conferences, research stays and academic summer/winter schools. The grants are awarded every six months; the deadlines are 1 June and 1 December each year. You can find more detailed information on the award criteria and the current invitation for applications here: www.philo.hhu.de/schon-da/akademische-selbstverwaltung/gleichstellung/frauenfoerderstipendien

Scholarship programme for master’s degree students from developing countries in cooperation with the Walter Blüchert Foundation.

In collaboration with the Walter Blüchert Foundation, the German University Foundation offers the “hochform” scholarship programme for refugee students or students from developing countries studying STEM subjects in Germany. The programme aims to support students in the decision-making process to stay in Germany after their studies and provides 1-to-1 mentoring by subject-specific, local university lecturers introduced by the German University Foundation as well as targeted support within the framework of the university system. The scholarship also includes workshops (e.g. time and learning management, presentations), coaching sessions, networks, specialist events and an annual budget. Events involving companies and foundations help support the transition to the German labour market. The “hochform” programme provides scholarship holders with support throughout their master’s study programme – from the first few days at university to completion of their master’s degree.


  • Provision of a subject-specific, local university lecturer as a mentor
  • Mentoring relationship support from the German University Foundation
  • Seminars for the development of key competencies (twice a year, mandatory)
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses for the programme seminars
  • Collegial advice (systematic consultation session) in the form of a workshop
  • Offer of coaching sessions to aid personal career/life planning
  • Participation in academic events (e.g. symposium of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband – DHV)) and involvement in relevant networks (e.g. German University Foundation Career Day)
  • Provision of a digital package (once per scholarship period)
  • Provision of a study-related budget per year


  • Refugee students or students from developing countries
  • Master’s study place in a STEM subject in the first or max. second semester (SS 2023) at a German university or university of applied sciences (cooperative universities and private universities are excluded)
  • German language proficiency at C1 level
  • Proof of sufficient financial support to cover your studies, either under the Federal Training Assistance Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz – BAföG) or e.g. part-time job, other scholarship

Application deadline: 1 April 2023

Please send your application together with a covering letter (max. one page) including your expectations with regard to the scholarship, curriculum vitae in table format (max. two pages), your certificate of enrolment and proof of language proficiency as a PDF file by e-mail to Ms Carina Heuser () by 1 April 2023 (deadline).

You can find more information (German only) here: https://www.deutsche-universitaetsstiftung.de/stipendienprogramme/hochform/

No legal claim to a scholarship exists. Recourse to the courts of law is excluded.

The Rhine-Lahn District wishes to support medical professionals and offers a scholarship to help you continue your Human Medicine studies. The prerequisite for application is successful completion of the first stage of your medical exams (clinical examination). You can find the information flyer (German only) here. Please send applications to . You can find more information (German only) at www.rhein-lahn-kreis.de/Stipendium

The German University Foundation has offered the “TANDEM” scholarship programme since September 2012. The programme is aimed exclusively at students whose parents do not have an academic background. The programme includes an annual book budget of €600. The Foundation also finances travel and accommodation expenses for our workshops and events. You can find further information (German only) here. Please send your full application documents to .

The Dr Arthur Pfungst Foundation awards scholarships to students in difficult financial situations across all faculties. Students may submit applications as soon as they can provide initial performance certificates from their course (after one to two semesters): Scholarships offered by the Dr Arthur Pfungst Foundation (German only)

The www.stipendiumplus.de Internet portal offers an overview of the requirements and benefits of its member organisations for the promotion of young talent.

The DAAD scholarship database provides information on the funding options for international students, graduates and postdocs offered by the German Academic Exchange Service and other selected funding organisations.

The e-​fellows.net online scholarship and career network (German only) also offers information about scholarships.

The Arbeiterkind.de Internet portal (German only) supports school and university students who are the first member of their family to pursue an academic degree.

You can find a detailed list of scholarship offers in the online Stipendienkompass (“Scholarship Compass”) brochure (German only).

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