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How long do students receive funding?

Funding is normally granted for at least two semesters but may be provided for a maximum time which covers the standard period of study: usually a maximum of six semesters for Bachelor students and a maximum of four semesters for Masters students. An extension of the maximum funding period can be requested, if students face extra-ordinary conditions while pursuing their degree. These conditions are referred to in Section 7, Clause 1 of the scholarship program law and include serious reasons such as disability, pregnancy, the care and upbringing of a child or a subject-related stay abroad.

Applicants for a Deutschlandstipendium scholarship whose study period has extended beyond the standard study period should provide information in the scholarship application on the reasons for the study period extension.