• I have forgotten documents, how can I submit them later?

    Documents such as the certificate of enrollment, proof of voluntary positions or certificates of examination can be uploaded to the portal until the end of the application deadline. To do this, you can edit your application. Information such as address or account details can also be changed in this way. Please do not send any documents or changes by mail, as these will not be processed.

  • How can I apply for the Deutschlandstipendium?

    An application is only possible via the Online-Portal. Applications or documents that reach us by mail will not be considered.
    Please fill out the online application completely, upload all documents as pfd file. The application agreement must also be submitted online only.


  • Who can apply for a Deutschlandstipendium from the University of Bremen?

    Students of the University of Bremen can apply for a Deutschlandstipendium if they are enrolled as regular students and are studying within the regular degree duration.

  • Can applicants for a study place also apply for a scholarship?

    Yes, if you have applied for a place at the University of Bremen for the winter semester, you can apply for a Deutschlandstipendium from the University of Bremen. The letter of admission or confirmation of enrolment from the University of Bremen can be submitted by September 15.

  • I have no German citizenship. Can I still apply?

    Yes, all students of the University of Bremen who are enrolled as regular students and are studying within the regular period of study can apply for a Deutschlandstipendium. Nationality and place of residence are not relevant.

  • Are applications in English possible?

    Applications in English are accepted if you are enrolled in or have applied to a degree program taught in English. Applications and documents in other languages will not be considered.

  • Can I also apply during my PhD?

    No, doctoral students cannot apply for a Deutschlandstipendium.


  • Can I apply if I am a second, third, or postgraduate student?

    Yes, according to the Stipendienprogramm-Gesetz (StipG) it is not relevant whether the students are in their first, second or postgraduate studies. The decisive factor is that the students are enrolled as regular students and are studying within the regular degree duration.

  • Is it possible to apply for a Deutschlandstipendium despite parental leave?

    Eine Beurlaubung ist durch die Stipendiatin / den Stipendiaten der Geschäftsstelle des Stipendienrats vor Antritt der Beurlaubung anzuzeigen. Während der Zeit einer Beurlaubung vom Studium wird das Stipendium nicht gezahlt. Ausgenommen davon ist die Beurlaubung im Rahmen der Elternzeit, sofern Prüfungsleistungen absolviert werden. Diese müssen entsprechend nachgewiesen werden. Bei einer Beurlaub im Wintersemester und Wiederaufnahme des Studiums zum kommenden Sommersemester muss die Bewerbung bereits zum Wintersemester erfolgen. Eine eventuelle Bewilligung und Auszahlung erfolgt dann zum Sommersemester des nächsten Jahres.

  • Can I apply for a Deutschlandstipendium despite a leave of absence?

    The scholarship holder must notify the office of the scholarship council of any leave of absence before taking it. During the time of a leave of absence from studies, the scholarship will not get any payment. In the case of a leave of absence in the winter semester and resumption of studies for the coming summer semester, the application must already be submitted for the winter semester. A possible approval and payment will then be made in the summer semester of the following year. It is not possible to apply for the summer semester; the selection procedure takes place once a year in September.

  • I already receive a scholarship/a financial support. Can I still apply?

    Double funding for students who already receive a scholarship based on talent and performance is excluded if the material support exceeds 30.00 € per month. If it is unclear whether it is possible to receive both grants, please download the file below.

    Download: Übersicht zur Zulässigkeit des gleichzeitigen Bezugs anderer Stipendien mit dem Deutschlandstipendium (As of: January 2021)

  • BAföG and scholarship?

    The Deutschlandstipendium is awarded independently of income. BAföG recipients can therefore apply for a Deutschlandstipendium from the University of Bremen. However, they must be informed of the period during which BAföG is granted.

  • What are the selection criteria?

    The selection criteria are divided into three categories according to the scholarship regulations.

    1. Achievements (0 - 8 points)
    2. Engagement (0 - 4 points)
    3. Effort and impairment (0 - 6 points)

    A total of 18 points can be achieved.

  • Which criteria are used to assess the "Achievements"?

    This is a short and non-binding summary of the criteria of the scholarship regulations.

    A maximum of 5 points can be earned for the current grade or high school graduation grade.

    An additional 3 points may be earned through previous professional training or at least 2 years of professional experience, professional and nonprofessional qualifications, or artistic and comparable awards at the national and state levels.

    Each achievement must be proven accordingly.

  • Which criteria are used to assess the "Engagement"?

    This is a short and non-binding summary of the criteria of the scholarship regulations.

    Included in the evaluation is social or societal commitment, also in the context of a stay abroad, which corresponds to at least 5 days. Up to 4 points will be awarded according to the duration and extent of the volunteer work.

    Examples for voluntary engagement are:

    - Voluntary social year FSJ / Voluntary ecological year FÖJ or similar
    - Engagement in a sports club, cultural association, etc.
    - Taking care of children at children's or youth camps
    - Help with the care of animals in the animal shelter

    Evidence such as honorary certificates or testimonials showing the nature and extent of the commitment must be provided. No points can be awarded without official proof.


  • Which criteria are used to assess the "Effort and impairment"?

    This is a short and non-binding summary of the criteria of the scholarship regulations.

    This category takes into account the personal situation of the applicants, such as:

    - Raising of own children up to the age of 14 years
    - single parenting
    - Non-academic household
    - Employment during studies
    - German not as first language
    - Orphanage
    - Disability or chronic illness, if this impairs the study

    Information on the above points will only be taken into account if there is evidence to support them.
    A maximum of 6 points can be achieved in this category.

  • How do I prove my achievements or activities? Missing grades?

    Applicants for a study place submit their last degree as proof (high school diploma, bachelor's diploma or master's certificate).

    Students who are already enrolled submit a certificate of achievement from the examination office with CP's and grade. A current PABO printout is accepted as proof.
    Please try to have all grades entered in PABO in time. If this is not possible, please also send us the corresponding certificates or letters from your lecturers, which show how many CP you will receive in the module and, if applicable, how the module was graded.

    If you have already successfully completed your vocational training or have a longer professional experience (at least 2 years), you must submit appropriate proof.

    Please make sure that all proofs you upload contain the necessary information and are up-to-date. For example, if you are currently doing voluntary work, you will need a current certificate of voluntary work. If you are working while studying, a current verification from your employer is required. This should include the scope of your work as well as a date of issue.

  • By when must the documents be submitted?

    Please refer to the homepage and the information in the application portal for the exact application periods.
    The application is possible once a year in the summer for funding from the respective winter semester.
    Missing proofs cannot be submitted later and will therefore not be considered. The deadline is a cut-off period. 

  • What must the short evaluation report contain?

    In the case of an application for further funding through the Deutschlandstipendium, we require a short evaluation (letter of recommendation) from a lecturer. This short report should be 1-2 pages long and clearly state why you are qualified for further funding. This can vary depending on the course of study and the focus. Therefore, there are no fixed guidelines as to what the short evaluation must contain. It should only be made clear that you are recommended for further funding, for example, through special achievements in the seminar, in papers, as a student assistant or through support given to fellow students.

  • Transition from Bachelor to Master?

    If your bachelor's program ends in the current summer semester and you start your master's program in the coming winter semester, please apply as a new sponsor in the period indicated on the website. Please also apply for a new grant if you change degree programs. The scholarship is always tied to the study program. In this case, further funding is not possible.

  • Incomplete application?

    If incomplete applications are submitted because the relevant evidence such as certificates, birth certificate of the child(ren), proof of employment, etc. is missing, the information is not included in the assessment. Applicants will not be informed that the application is not complete.

    Applications without the signed application agreement cannot be considered in the selection procedure.

  • When does the funding end?

    In principle, funding ends at the end of the regular degree duration.

    In addition, the scholarship ends at the end of the month in which the scholarship holder was awarded the scholarship:

    - has completed the last examination,
    - dropped out of college,
    - has changed his or her field of study, or
    - is exmatriculated

  • When is the scholarship award process complete?

    The scholarship awarding process for the upcoming winter semester is expected to be completed in October. The applicants are expected to be informed in writing by November.