Current Applications for the Deutschlandstipendium at the University of Greifswald 2019/20

The University of Greifswald will again use the Deutschlandstipendium to support top-performing students from 1st October 2019 onwards*. It is expected that 46 Deutschlandstipendium scholarships will again be available for winter semester 2019/2020 (state on 26/06/2019). Students from all faculties and disciplines can apply, who are expected to attain or have already gained excellent achievements during their studies and careers.

A scholarship amounts to € 300 per month. The scholarship is awarded for an initial period of one year.

The Online-Portal is open from 20/06/2019 until 15/08/2019.

17 of these scholarships are not designated to a special field or study course and will be remitted proportionately to students of all faculties .

29 scholarships are intended for students of the following study courses:

  • Business Administration (13 scholarships, one with 400€)
  • Biology (1 scholarship)
  • Protestant Theology (3 scholarships)
  • Geology (1 scholarship)
  • Sacred Music (1 scholarship)
  • Pharmacy (3 scholarships)
  • Dentistry (7th semester and above with an interest in proethics and und occlusion (2 scholarships)
  • Dentistry (1 scholarship)
  • Psychology ("Educational Psychology" has to be completed) (1 scholarship)
  • Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation or Environmental Science (1 scholarship)
  • Postgraduate course Choral Conducting(1 scholarship)
  • Medicine (1 scholarship)


The number of scholarships and the courses that are being supported will be determined after the donation agreements have been received.

The scholarships will be awarded at a ceremony on the 28/10/2019, 11.00 a.m.

Contact for Donors

Manager of the Office of the Rectorate
Domstraße 11, Entrance 2
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1102
Fax: +49 3834 420 1105

Contact for Scholarship Applicants

Domstraße 14
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1357

How to Apply

There are two steps to applying for a Deutschlandstipendium:

Online application over the Application Server (see below) and the submission of a signed printed copy of your online application (PDF file), together with the signed Application Agreement (Bewerbungsvereinbarung) in paper form. Both steps have to be completed!

The Application Agreement (Bewerbungsvereinbarung) you find here.

1. Online Application

To apply online, please fill out the application form on the Application Server.

Apply online here

If you are not yet able to fill out all of the required information at once, you can interrupt the applying process and log in once again later. However often you edit your application, only submit your form once (“complete form” - “submit application”).

It is up to you if you want to indicate your bank details. You can also add these once you have been granted a scholarship.

You must submit the following application documents with your online application (as PDF):

  1. a current letter of motivation (max. 2 A4 pages, 1.5 line spacing, 12pt Arial)
  2. a current tabular Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. current transcript of records, which shows all of the examinations taken (issued by the Central Examination Office or the Office of the Dean of Studies at University Medicine or printout via the self-service portal HIS), or for university entrants - the certificate of your higher education entrance qualification/Abitur
  4. certificates (higher education entrance qualification/Abitur, traineeship/apprenticeship, career, if applicable interim examination, Vordiplom, bachelor etc. For foreign certificates, a translation that compares the foreign achievements with the German system and conversion into the German grading system)
  5. Enrolment Certificate for the current semester (if it already exists)
  6. certificates and proof of internships, side jobs, participation in community projects, special skills and awards, etc.

Pleas hold this order!

The number of possible attachments is limited due to technical reasons to a maximum of 10 files and a total size of max. 20 MB. All appendices can only be submitted in PDF format and must be named according to their content.

You will receive an applying number immediately after submitting your application. Keep record of this number. You are allowed to add further proof and certificates to your previously submitted application up until the 15/08/2019.

2. Submission of Application Documents in Paper Form

The PDF file that is created at the end of your application must be signed and sent by post, together with the Bewerbervereinbarung (application agreement), which must also be signed, to:

Universität Greifswald
Stabsstelle Justitiariat/Wahlamt/Stipendien

Frau Katrin Purps
Domstraße 58a
17489 Greifswald

3. Information

Only applications that have been completed in full will be accepted, incomplete and/or applications that were not submitted within the application period will not be considered.

Only apply once! Multiple applications will not be considered.

Please send just copies, not originals!

If problems occur with the PDF file format, which you must use for uploading appendices, please take note of the detailed information to be found in “Technische Hinweise zum Anhängen eingescannter Bewerbungsunterlagen (Technical instructions for attaching scanned application documents)” on the homepage of the university providing the Deutschlandstipendium. 

Frequently asked questions you find here.

4. Information for Applications for Extension

Students who received scholarships in 2018/2019 can apply for the extension of their scholarship as long as they are still within the regular length of study (at least for one semester). Extensions to the regular length of studies should be applied for in good time at the University’s Students' Registration Office. The application for the extension of the scholarship is also only possible via the Application Server. Please specify here that you apply for extension.

You must attach the following current certificates of achievements as an appendix in PDF format:

  1. Proof of credits gained during your studies (in particular exams, practicals, excursions),
  2. Short evaluation from a member of teaching staff who was responsible for at least one examined module
  3. Short description of your development since the last grant.

The PDF file which will be created at the end of the application process must be signed and sent by post to the University of Greifswald, together with the Teilnahmeerklärung (participation form - page 3 of the Bewerbungsvereinbarung (application agreement), which must also be signed. 

5. Requirements and Selection Criteria for the Allocation of a Scholarship

The applicants must be enrolled at the University of Greifswald by the start of the funding period at the latest and first-time applicants must still have at least two semesters of the regular length of study ahead of them.

Students up to the start of the second subject semester of an undergraduate degree course will be evaluated according to:

  • the average mark of the higher education entrance qualification with particular emphasis to be put on the individual marks for subjects relevant to the degree course or
  • the special qualification which grants the student access to a place for the relevant degree course at the University of Greifswald.

Relevant documents for students in higher semesters are the credits that have already been gained, in particular the results of an interim examination or Vordiplom; for students doing master’s degrees, also the final mark of the preceding bachelor’s degree.

The following can also be included in the overall evaluation of the applicant’s potential:

  • special achievements, awards und prizes,
  • previous employment or subject-related internships,
  • out-of-school or extracurricular activities such as voluntary work; involvement in civic, social or political activities, university politics or in religious associations, associations or societies, special personal or family circumstances, such as illnesses, disabilities, looking after own children, in particular as a single parent, or close relatives in need of care, working in a family-run business, professional employment during studies, family origin or migration background.

Important Information

The Deutschlandstipendiums are financed half by state, half by private donors and are allocated according to the available funds. The scholarship does not affect any payments made according to BAföG.

There is no legal right to the allocation of a scholarship.

Students who are enrolled for degree courses in more than one faculty (or University Medicine) can choose the faculty that they wish to submit the application to (application is only possible for a main subject). It is not possible to apply to two faculties at the same time.

The decision regarding the allocation of the scholarships is made in a two-step procedure. The procedure within the faculty examines whether and in which order the applicants fulfil the prerequisites named above. The University’s Central Allocation Commission then makes the final and interfaculty decision about the allocation of scholarships.

Legal Basis

* The scholarships are allocated according to the basis provided by the act to create a national scholarship programme (Gesetz zur Schaffung eines nationalen Stipendienprogramms, Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz - StipG) of 21st July 2010 (Federal Law Gazette, BGBl. I p. 957), amended by article 1 of the act from 21st December 2010 (BGBl. I p. 2204); the ordinance on the implementation of the act on the national scholarship programme (Stipendienprogramm-Verordnung - StipV) of 20th December 2010 (BGBl. I p. 2197) and the University of Greifswald’s Statutes on the Allocation of Scholarships from the National Scholarship Programme of 24th May 2011.