Financial Support through the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship
The Baden-Württemberg Scholarship
The Baden-Württemberg Scholarship for university students is offered each year to the universities in Baden-Württemberg. The programme’s purpose is to support international exchange between highly qualified German and foreign students. Furthermore, the scholarship programme increases the competitiveness of Baden-Württemberg’s universities for the recruitment of the best internationally mobile students and postgraduates.
The programme addresses all students who are matriculated at one of Baden-Württemberg’s universities and who would like to expand their horizons through a study abroad. The programme additionally applies to foreign students who would like to study abroad in Baden-Württemberg.
In order to be able to apply to the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, students must be either Master, Diplom or Staatsexamen students enrolled at the University of Mannheim who aim to study abroad in a non-European country (incl. Russia) in the fall semester and/or in the spring semester.
Applications from Freemovers are not admitted.
The University of Mannheim can only support European study abroad programmes through the Erasmus Programme.
Please take note of the varying application deadlines:
- March, 31st 2017: Application deadline for students accepted to a study abroad programme in a non-European country beginning in the Fall Semester of 2017.
- October, 15th 2017: Application deadline for students accepted to a study abroad programme in a non-European country beginning in the Spring Semester of 2018.
Please register in the BWS-World Portal to apply for the scholarship.
For the application the following documents have to be
- uploaded in the BWS World Portal
- handed in at the Express Service Counter
- Application form (Download; please only hand in and do not upload)
- CV (in German or English; without any additional documents)
- Letter of Motivation (1 DIN A4 page, in German or English)
Please briefly reference the scholarship/the scholarship provider in your application.
- Current academic transcript (in German or English)
Sort the application documents in the order in which they appear on this page. Neglecting to arrange the documents in the correct order can negatively affect the outcome of your application. Place the documents in a clear sheet protector that is open on two sides. Please do not use any other kind of sheet protector, application folder, etc. Expensive application portfolios do not improve your chances of being accepted and are inconvenient when it comes to processing your application.
Please note: For the application you do not need a report.
The Selection Process
The Baden-Württemberg Foundation chooses the final scholarship recipients following a preliminary selection carried out by the University of Mannheim. Decisions will be sent in July for the Fall Semester and in December for the Spring Semester.
Worth and Length of the Scholarships
The foundation determines the amount of money rewarded to scholarship recipients: students receive 600 EUR a month for usually 4 months (it can be fewer months for shorter stays) .
At the end of the scholarship, students are expected to write a reflection paper (maximum 5 pages on DIN A4 paper) about their study abroad experience. Please upload the personal report in the BWS World portal four weeks after your study abroad.
Information for Recipients of BaföG
BAföG recipients are still entitled to apply to the full Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, however the scholarship’s full amount will be recorded as income for BAföG. Students must therefore decide for themselves which financial aid option is best for them.
Combination with other Scholarships
Students may not receive any other scholarships specifically aimed at funding studies abroad in addition to the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship. Students must choose the financial aid opportunity they would like to receive.
Other scholarships with differing purposes (e.g. travel costs, free dormitory room) are combinable with a Baden-Württemberg Scholarship.
A combination with Fulbright Reisestipendien is possible.
Please be aware that you are required to disclose whether you have received a Baden-Württemberg Scholarship to other scholarship-granting institutions as well.
Information about the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship
You can access general information concerning the scholarship, the programme, the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship recipient network.
The Baden-Württemberg Foundation
The Baden-Württemberg Foundation is committed to creating a lively and dynamic Baden-Württemberg. It clears the way for world-class research, multifaceted educational methods, and responsible cooperation with our fellow men.
The foundation is one of the largest operational foundations in Germany. It is the only foundation that invests exclusively and non-politically in Baden-Württemberg’s future, and therefore also in the future of Baden-Württemberg’s citizens.
The regional foundation is composed of a board of directors of 18 members and is based in Stuttgart.
Ms Gela Wittenberg in the International Office is available to answer any of your further questions.
For more information click "Further official information" below.
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