Your application for a scholarship

Application for the winter semester 2023/2024 is possible from August 1 to August 31, 2023 until 11:59 pm. Please note that the application must be submitted in full with the following documents in the online application module during this period. It is not possible to process the online application or submit documents by mail at a later date.

  1. application agreement
  2. curriculum vitae in tabular form
  3. letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
  4. certificate of university entrance qualification; A degree obtained abroad must be supplemented by a certified translation in German or English
  5. certificate of enrollment or, for first-year students, the letter of acceptance or confirmation of enrollment from the University of Bremen (applicants for university places can submit the letter of acceptance or confirmation of enrollment by September 15, 2023)
  6. for a master’s scholarship: ertificate of the first university degree

If applicable, the following documents should be submitted in addition to your application:

  • previous academic achievements (PABO)
  • vocational qualifications and employer references
  • other acquired qualifications and knowledge
  • special awards and prizes at the federal or state level
  • evidence of social and political engagement as well as any special family responsibilities
  • reasons that have had or will have an aggravating or hindering effect on the educational biography

Each statement must be substantiated and will only be considered if the corresponding document (job reference, diploma, certificate of honorary activity, certificates, letters from doctors or similar) has been uploaded.

In case of serious differences between the information in the online module and the uploaded application documents or grossly incorrect information, you will be excluded from the application process.

Proof of impairments

Students whose studies are affected by a physical or psychological disability will be considered accordingly when applying for the Deutschlandstipendium. It does not matter whether the disability is visible or invisible, whether it is a physical or mental illness, or whether there is official recognition (disability certificate) or not. In order for this impairment to be taken into account in the evaluation, it must be separately documented by two documents

1. the student describes in an informal letter how the specific impairment hinders his or her studies. This requires information about the symptoms, but not the naming of a diagnosis. The letter should explain in a way that is comprehensible to a medical layperson which impairments exist in relation to studies.

2. a medical certificate proves the impairments mentioned by the student:

  • If possible, the certificate should be issued by the attending physician or therapist (with license to practice). This can be a specialist, but also a family doctor.
  • The medical report should be comprehensible to medical laypersons as to which study-related impairments are present. It is not necessary to state the exact diagnosis or medical history. However, the symptoms that lead to an impairment in the study situation should be described as precisely as possible.
  • Diagnostic tests, such as for a dyslexia, should not be older than 5 years. The PBS (Psychological Counseling Center) of the Studierendenwerk Bremen conducts tests for dyslexia and dyscalculia. These are free of charge for enrolled students of the universities in Bremen.

If you are in possession of a severely disabled ID, you are welcome to attach it to your documents. Simply uploading a copy of the severely disabled ID does not replace the required documents.


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Award of Scholarship

How is it decided who receives a scholarship? Information on the selection process can be found here

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Frequently asked questions about the Deutschlandstipendium

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Further Information

Facts about the Deutschlandstipendium at the University of Bremen