The University of Erfurt participated in the German Scholarship Programm of the Federal Government. We award these scholarships annually to particularly talented, high-performing and socially committed students.
The income-independent scholarship is 300 euros per month. Half of it is financed by sponsors and the other half by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Becoming a Scholarship Holder

The German scholarships are announced once a year at the University of Erfurt for the winter semester. The scholarship is paid out monthly and is granted for a maximum of one year.

It is possible to reapply after the end of the grant period. The maximum period of support is generally based on the standard period of study and can only be granted beyond the standard period of study in justified cases. The Deutschlandstipendium is not dependent on income and can be combined with support under the BAföG. There is no legal entitlement to funding from the Deutschlandstipendium.

The application period for a scholarship beginning Oct. 1, 2023, has closed. The application portal is only activated during the application period. Applications can only be submitted online via the

application portal.

Who can be supported and what are the requirements?

  • (First-year) students of all study programmes at the University of Erfurt
  • Students within the standard period of study at the time of the envisaged funding
  • Matriculation at the University of Erfurt is necessary
  • No selection of students who are already sponsored by another institution (double sponsoring of more than 30 Euro/month is excluded)

Selection Criteria

  • School and study achievements (graduation grades for first-year students, average grades according to the current grade report for students)
  • Social commitment (in politics, culture, science)
  • Special social, family or personal circumstances (including studies with a child, care, disability, migration background, social hardship)

Funding Amount and Funding Period

  • The scholarship holders receive 300 € per month.
  • The payment of the scholarship is independent of income and parents and independent of BAföG.
  • One half is paid by private sponsors and the other half by the federal government.
  • As a rule, scholarship holders receive the Deutschlandstipendium for a period of 2 semesters, starting in the winter semester.
  • It is possible to reapply after the end of the grant period.

Application and Awarding

  • Anyone can apply, provided that the selection criteria are met. 
  • The selection of applicants is made by the awarding committee on the basis of the selection criteria.
  • The application for a Deutschlandstipendium is made via the Online Portal DSTIP-BMBF.
  • Access to the online portal is only possible during the application period.
Annett Brähne
Ansprechpartnerin Deutschlandstipendium
(Quality management in studies and teaching)
Verwaltungsgebäude, Raum 0.30