The Deutschlandstipendium is the name given to a programme of financial support set up by the German government. It is aimed at high-performing students who have demonstrated great potential or already achieved outstanding results at university or work. Besides a person’s performance and personal achievements, the programme takes into account social commitment, the willingness to assume responsibility, and special social, family or personal circumstances. Worth 300 euros per month, scholarships are funded in equal parts by the Federal Government and private sponsors.

The application deadline for the winter semester 2021/22 has expired. Information about the next application phase will be available here in due time.

  • All existing and new students of our university can apply.
  • The scholarship is intended to support particularly talented and high-performing students. It also takes into account special successes, extracurricular activities and personal or social circumstances.
  • The monthly scholarship amount is 300 euros, half of which is funded by a private sponsor (companies, institutions or individuals) and half by the German government.
  • Scholarships are awarded for a minimum of two semesters and no longer than the degree programme’s standard period of study.
  • The scholarship is independent of other income. It is not deducted from BAföG and is tax-free.
  • Applicants are selected by the award commissions at the University’s faculties, with the scholarships subsequently approved by the Rectorate.
  • The application and selection procedure is based on the Rules on Granting Scholarships under the National Scholarship Programme (Deutschlandstipendium) at Leipzig University, and the Scholarship Programme Act (StipG) and the Ordinance on Implementing the Scholarship Programme Act (StipV) of the Federal Government.
  • A Deutschlandstipendium cannot be awarded to someone who already receives other talent- or performance-based support in excess of 30 euros per month during the funding period.

If you exceed your standard period of study, it is only possible to continue the scholarship in exceptional cases. Reasons may include:

  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Caring for and raising a child
  • A period abroad related to your field of study.

If such an exceptional case applies to you, please submit a justified application for your scholarship to be extended noting the above deadlines (see Information on Continuation).

It is important that you provide credible proof of the reasons given for the extension.

Our Sponsors

Thanks to a whole host of committed individuals and companies, Leipzig University has already been able to support some 679 talented and high-achieving students.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our sponsors:

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