Call for Applications: Deutschland Scholarship at the University of Mannheim for the Academic Year 2017/2018
In accordance with the Act on German Scholarship Program (StipG) and with the Statutes of the University of Mannheim on Awarding the Deutschland Scholarship, the President’s Office of the University of Mannheim issues the following Call of Applications for the academic year 2017/2018 for scholarships in the funding period from 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018. Each scholarship amounts to EUR 300 per month and is funded by a private funding provider and by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 50 percent, respectively. The scholarships are awarded to promote talent and performance. Scholarship holders will be chosen by the selection committee of the respective school of the university. Applicants will receive a notification of the decision regarding their application.
The number of scholarships to be awarded depends on the amount donated by private funding providers. The University of Mannheim strives to award 180 scholarships. However, this information is subject to change. During the funding period 2016/2017, the university was able to award 179 Deutschland Scholarships.
Two thirds of scholarships may be awarded as purpose-specific scholarships for special fields or programs according to section 11 subsection 3(1) of StipG. Taking into account purpose-specific scholarships and the respective pool of applicants, the university aims to distribute the scholarships among the schools and departments proportionally.
Application for the Deutschland Scholarship is open to enrolled students of all fields pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or state examination degree within the standard period of study as well as applicants for one the these programs at the University of Mannheim.
According to section 4 of StipG, double funding is excluded. This means that the scholarship cannot be granted to applicants who already receive talent-related and performance-related material funding by the Begabtenförderungswerk (organization for the promotion of young talent), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Stiftung Begabtenförderung berufliche Bildung (SBB) or other German or foreign institutions. If the total amount of the granted funding per semester does not exceed an average amount of EUR 30/month, it does not count as double funding.
Only applications in due time and form with all documents required will be taken into account. Subsequent submission of individual proofs is not possible.
a) Enrolled students of all fields who are pursuing a bachelor's, master's, or state examination degree within the standard period of study at the University of Mannheim.
Students who are already enrolled at the University of Mannheim can apply via the student portal (https://portal.uni-mannheim.de/stipstud/rds?state=user&type=0&nosso=y&language=en). Once you have logged in to the student portal, you can find a link to the scholarship application in the menu on the left-hand side. Please include the following documents in your application:
- letter of motivation (one page only);
- university entrance qualification;
- current transcript of records;
- degree certificates from previous programs (if available);
- if applicable: proof of social activities, of completed internships, proof of completed vocational trainings, of employment in order to finance the degree (please provide proof with the employment period and the number of working hours);
- if applicable: proofs of awards, honors;
- if applicable: copies of proofs of personal or family-related circumstances.
Please upload your documents as a PDF file; notarized copies are not necessary. It is not necessary to provide a ranking or distribution curves. Please do not ask your teachers to provide a letter of reference for your application for a Deutschland Scholarship. And please also note that it is neither necessary nor possible to submit documents after you have submitted your application, as the decision to award a Scholarship is only based on performance up to and including the fall semester 2016/2017.
b) Candidates applying for a bachelor’s or master’s program, or a degree in teacher qualification at the University of Mannheim
In order to study at the University of Mannheim and be awarded a Deutschland Scholarship, you have to submit two applications:
1st step: Application to study at the University of Mannheim You can only be awarded the Deutschland Scholarship at the University of Mannheim if you were admitted to the University of Mannheim. If you are not enrolled yet, please apply for a study place at the University of Mannheim. Please use the online application portal for your application. General information on the University of Mannheim and on the application deadlines for the programs of study can be found on the Bachelor's Portal holding all information on undergraduate programs or on the Master's Portal holding all information on postgraduate programs respectively.
2nd step: Applying for a Deutschland Scholarship Once you have applied for a study place, you can apply for a Deutschland Scholarship. You may apply for the Scholarship using the online scholarship application form. Please use your online application portal log-in information to access the form. Once you have logged in, you can find a link to the scholarship application in the menu on the left-hand side. Please note the application deadline for your program.
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