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.

Applications for Deutschlandstipendium scholarships for the winter semester 2021/22 can be submitted from 15 May until 15 June 15 2021 via the application portal.

If your Deutschlandstipendium ends on 30 September 2021, then between 15 April 2021 and 15 May 2021 you have the opportunity to submit a Continuation Declaration via the reapplication portal.

Continuing your scholarship beyond the approved period is only possible if:

  • The continuation period is within the standard period of study
  • The sponsor makes funds available beyond the period of the grant.

To apply, please submit the Continuation Declaration and the documents mentioned therein. The following deadlines apply:

  • To continue a scholarship beyond 31 March 2021, the documents must be received by 30 November 2020.
  • To continue a scholarship beyond 30 September 2021, the documents must be received by 15 May 2021.

The faculties’ award committees will examine whether your talent and performance justify continuing the scholarship. Your academic achievements are particularly important here. The decision also takes into account special personal circumstances, commitment, internships, and particular successes and awards.

In the event that there are not enough funds available, your application for continuation of the scholarship will automatically be considered as a new application for the Deutschlandstipendium.

Please note that completing a bachelor’s degree will result in your scholarship being terminated. If you subsequently start a master’s degree, you will need to reapply for the Deutschlandstipendium if desired.

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:

  • Adler-Apotheke Nossen, Bert Napierkowski
  • Adler-Apotheke Borna, Carsten Quick
  • Ahorn-Apotheke Böhlen, Pirkko-Maria Herre
  • Albert-Schweitzer-Apotheke Leipzig, Claudia Sehmisch
  • Alumni der Leipziger Medizinischen Fakultät e.V. (ALM)
  • AOK PLUS - Die Gesundheitskasse für Sachsen und Thüringen
  • apoBank Stiftung
  • Apogepha Arzneimittel GmbH
  • Apotheke am Stadtwald Zwickau, Marco Münch
  • Apotheke Buehlau, Sylvia Trautmann
  • Apotheke Eckersbach, Dr. Reinhard Groß
  • Apotheke im Ärztehaus Mickten, Maret Hoffmann
  • Apotheke Reudnitz, Silvana Taubert
  • ARKANA Apotheke OHG, Christiane Kutter und Kornelia Witzel
  • BBBank-Stiftung
  • Concordia-Apotheke Plauen, Uwe Bauer
  • envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG
  • Ev. Diakonissenkrankenhaus Leipzig
  • Evangelischer Medienverband in Sachsen e.V.
  • Freundeskreis Tiermedizin der Veterinärmedizinischen Fakultät Leipzig e.V.
  • FSA e.V.
  • Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Notarrechts in Sachsen e.V.
  • GISA GmbH
  • Herzzentrum Leipzig GmbH
  • Hildebrand & Partner GmbH
  • Hubertus-Apotheke Klingenthal, Eike Barthel
  • IDT Biologika GmbH
  • Informatik DV GmbH
  • Joachim Herz Stiftung
  • Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH
  • Leipzig Heart Institute GmbH
  • Leipziger Messe GmbH
  • Löwen-Apotheke Ellefeld, Daniel Mädler
  • Löwen-Apotheke Penig, Rainer Bäuml
  • Löwen-Apotheke Waldheim, Dr. Sebastian Michael
  • Marburger Bund Sachsen
  • Markt Apotheke Oelsnitz, Constanze Süßdorf-Schönstein
  • Menarini - Von Heyden GmbH
  • MLP Finanzberatung SE
  • Mozart-Apotheke Penig, Kerstin Bäuml-Just
  • OBERMEYER Project Management GmbH
  • Optimax Energy GmbH
  • Petersen Hardraht Pruggmayer
  • powercloud GmbH
  • Rathaus-Apotheke Pirna-Copitz, Claudia Meerz
  • RST Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Sächsische Landesapothekerkammer
  • Sächsischer Apothekerverband e.V.
  • Sanacorp eG Pharmazeutische Großhandlung
  • Schwanen-Apotheke Pirna, Dr. Alfred Schmidt
  • Seume-Apotheke Ute und Friedemann Schmidt OHG
  • Sigi und Hans Meder Stiftung
  • SKW Stickstoffwerke Piesteritz GmbH
  • SpinLab Accelerator GmbH
  • St. Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Leipzig
  • Stadtapotheke Großröhrsdorf, Thomas Dittrich
  • Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
  • VELVET | agentur GmbH
  • Verein zur Förderung der Sportwissenschaft an der Universität Leipzig e.V.
  • Vetoquinol GmbH
  • Virchow-Apotheke Zwickau, Uta Münch
  • VNG-Stiftung
  • Vogelbeer-Apotheke Lauter-Bernsbach, Antje Bertram
  • webtotrade GmbH /
  • Zoo Leipzig GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Baums
  • Prof. Dr. Michael A. Borger
  • Prof. Dr. Peggy Braun
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Brehm
  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Dähnert und Antje Relke-Dähnert
  • Prof. Dr. Arwid Daugschies
  • Prof. Dr. Tim Drygala
  • Prof. Dr. Gotthold Gäbel
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hindricks
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Josten
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Lacher
  • Prof. Dr. Frank M. Lütze
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Mülling
  • Torsten Pflug
  • Prof. Dr. Herbert Fuhrmann und Dr. Dorit Neumann
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Roth
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Schüle
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Seeger
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Starke
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Thiele
  • Prof. Dr. Ingrid Vervuert
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Wittekind<

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