Update April 8, 2021
The next application phase for a Deutschlandstipendium is expected to take place in autumn.
Update 1st of March 2021
Currently all scholarships are bound to students. If there are new developements, students will be notified and find further information on this website on how to apply through our online portal.
During an online held celebration the certificates of the scholarships were given to 42 students. As a special singer songwriter and student of the faculty of Media Ladina Vaigt performed live "Sag niemals nie" (never say never). Her fellow student Gina-Maria Kock from Campus RadioAktiv led through the evening as presenter and interviewed some of the scholarships holders. To encourage interaction among all Attendees, everyone received a little package prior to the online meeting. Included were LEGO bricks were different varieties of ducks could be build with. The press release (german) and a fotograph of some scholarships holders can be found here.
Probably 42 scholarships can be provided. Due to the corona pandemic, the begin of the semester and the application and enrolment deadlines have been postponed. Thus, the decisions on awarding scholarships will be delayed until November. Grants from September onwards will be paid retroactively.
Currently, the review, assessment and evaluation of the approximately 100 applications including documents is in process. This will take some time.
The decision on the scholarships will probably be made in September. Subsequently, the Deutschlandstipendium team will contact the applicants without prior notice.
Current status, 30th April:
At least 35 scholarships can be provided for the winter semester 2020/21, two of them earmarked for the Social Work degree/Faculty of Social Work and Health.
In 2019, the UAS Kiel participated in the Deutschlandstipendium for the first time, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Numerous students from all faculties benefited from this support.
The year 2020 also was a special year. The circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic confronts society with tremendous challenges. Thus, the intention of the UAS Kiel to permanently establish the scholarship to promote outstanding students comes precisely at the right time. “The students will be pleased to be supported during these troubling times. Some of our students have lost their jobs and simultaneously have taken on the burden of caring activities”, says President of UAS Kiel Udo Beer who retired mid year.
The application was open for all those who started their studies in the winter semester 2020/21 or are enrolled and have achieved good grades.
“I am very happy that the Deutschlandstipendium continues to support our committed students”, says Prof. Dr. Björn Christensen, who is successor to Prof. Beer as the head of the UAS Kiel.
In 2011, the Federal Government initiated the Deutschlandstipendium in order to promote outstanding achievement by students and also to raise awareness of education and talent, and to contribute to a new scholarship culture in the country.
Those who are awarded a scholarship can expect around 300 euros per month, half from private sponsors and companies, foundations or alumni and the other half from the government. The promotion does not depend on income or BAföG (government loan).