The application period for the Deutschlandstipendium at Freie Universität Berlin 2019/2020 has ended. Applications are no longer possible.
The Deutschlandstipendium represents a scholarship culture supported by the Federal Government, universitties and private sponsors. The Federal Government adds one euro to every euro donated by a private sponsor. This solidarity between state and society, between students and alumni, and between universities and industry is strengthening our country and its skills base.
This scholarship program has been successfully encouraging universities to become more involved in regional and social networking since its introduction in 2011. It is the only national scholarship program which enables universities to choose their scholarship holders themselves. The universities use the scope offered by the program to strengthen their own profile.
For the thousands of students who are awarded a Deutschlandstipendium every year, it means moren than mere financial support. It acknowledges their achievements and encourages them to engage in community work, contribute innovative ideas and spur economic and technological change in Germany. The exchange with sponsors is an opportunity to develop their personal and professional skills.
A survey has revealed that the Deutschlandstipendium reaches out to talented students from a balanced mix of social and educational backgrounds. The percentage of studens with a migration background actually exceeds the average for the overall student body.