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.
Last year, 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 is also 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.
The application is 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).