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The Deutschlandstipendium of the Federal Government is a national scholarship program for particularly talented and high-performing students at the universities of Germany. The University of Rostock is participating in this initiative since the winter semester of 2011/2012.

The Deutschlandstipendium is awarded to students who are expected to have outstanding achievements in their studies and career. In addition to special achievements in school and/or studies different aspects are also considered for the awarding of a scholarship. For example the willingness to take social responsibility as well as overcoming biographical obstacles are criterias for the Deutschlandstipendium. The scholarship amounts to 300 Euros per month and is funded by private sponsors (companies, associations and individuals) as well as the Federal Government.

Further information from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research can be found here.

The private sponsors can express their wishes in which fields of study the donated scholarship should preferably be awarded to. Therefore, the scholarships are distributed differently among the faculties. After the announcement about how many scholarships are being awarded for the following winter semester, the fields of study in which scholarships are offered can be found on the homepage of the University of Rostock. Generally, one third of all scholarships are not tied to a specific subject area.


Application period for the winter semester 2019/2020

The application period is from the 12th of August 2019 (00:01 a.m.) until the 01st of September 2019 (11:59 p.m.). During this period, the online application portal will be activated. Please note that all applications, that are received after this period or that are incomplete can not be considered in the selection process. It should also be noted that the requirements for obtaining a scholarship must be met. These can be found in the section "Information about the application process” on this website.

Advance notice - application process for the Deutschlandstipendium at the University of Rostock 2019/20

In the winter semester 2019/20, talented and high-performing students will again be awarded with a scholarship as part of the Deutschlandstipendium program. Currently, private sponsors are being acquired for the upcoming funding phase. The exact number of available scholarships is not known at the time of this announcement, as not all binding funding commitments of the prospective sponsors are received.

At the beginning of the application period, the number of available scholarships as well as the fields of study in which scholarships are offered will be published on this website. The number of scholarships and their dedications will continuously be updated following the receipt of further funding commitments.


Advice on the application and contact to sponsors

Susanne Braunhold, M.A.

phone: +49 381 498-1324


Parkstr. 6 | room 102 | 18057 Rostock

Information about the application process

Information about the application process

Applicants are students of all faculties and disciplines who are expected to have outstanding achievements in their studies and careers. The amount of a scholarship is 300 Euros per month. The scholarships are awarded for a period of two semesters. Granting of the scholarship requires that the beneficiary is enrolled as a full student at the University of Rostock at the beginning of the winter semester 2019/20 and still needs at least two semesters to complete their studies. It is not possible to award a scholarships to PhD students.

Students apply online via: The application portal is expected to be activated in August. Please check out website regulary for further updates on the application period.

Applicants must submit the following documents online:

1. A motivational letter (two DIN A4 pages max., 1.5 line spacing, Arial, font size 12)
2. Personal data sheet (CV)
3. A university entrance certificate. Foreign certificates need to be translated according to the German system and the grades need to be converted to the German grading system.
4. Students of higher semester have to hand in the proof of academic achievements
5. Master students have to submit in their first university certificate and (if applicable) proof of academic achievements according to the requirements of the master program.
6. (if applicable) the proof of a special qualification that led to the admission of study at the University of Rostock
7. (if applicable) certificate of employment and internships as well as awards, prices or other skills.
8. Bank account details. The decision of the allocation will be done as quickly as possible.

Important: Students who already receive funding do not apply online. Please submit an application for extension. You will find all necessary documents on your first scholarship notification (Stipendienbescheid).