Support for the most gifted of minds - the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship at the HWR Berlin

The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship at the HWR Berlin includes funding to the value of 300 euros per month lasting for a minimum of one year. The scholarships are funded in equal measure, with half financed by private donors and the other half financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The aim for both the Deutschlandstipendium programme initiated by the Federal Government as well as the HWR Berlin is to provide students with support at an early stage and, in doing so, enhance the education of young talented individuals. The principle behind this is very simple; the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship provides support to students and university entrants whose background is indicative of exceptional performance in both their studies and professional career - the most gifted of minds, if you like.

Who is allowed to apply?

  • Students* at the HWR Berlin with outstanding academic performance
    (enrolled and still with at least two semesters left to complete within the standard study period)
     
  • University entrants for whom a strong level of academic success is expected based on their performance to date
    (enrolled when authorised)

* Students studying either of the “Police Service” and “Administration of Justice” fast-track degree programmes are not eligible for such support.

Selection criteria

The scholarships are predominantly awarded on merit. In addition to performance, the following selection criteria are also taken into account for the scholar selection process:

  • Social engagement
  • Personal background
  • Overcoming significant biographic hurdles (such as your educational background, social and family-related circumstances)

Students of all nationalities who are completing their course at the HWR Berlin may apply for this.

The scholarship is granted regardless of income and will not count towards grants awarded under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG). Duplicate support in the form of scholarships awarded by "Begabtenförderwerke", German institutions sponsoring the intellectually gifted, shall not be permitted if the total amount of support exceeds a monthly average of 30 euros.

Framework programme

As a scholar, you can also expect to benefit from an accompanying programme in addition to financial support. You will have the opportunity to attend the Stipendienfeier (an event held in celebration of scholarships), where you can meet your own donors and potentially other donors in person. By attending this event, perhaps you will also find out about some interesting opportunities for your professional development?

In addition, there are also a variety of networking events giving you the chance to meet other scholars, former students (alumni) and donors. The ever-increasing network of Deutschlandstipendium scholars provides a spring board for joint projects and long-term professional and personal relationships that we will help to foster together with you.

Application period and application process

The HWR Berlin awards Deutschlandstipendium scholarships ready for the summer semester. The next scholarships are due to be awarded on 1 April 2019.
The application process consists of two stages:

  1. Online application
  2. Sending in your application documents completed in full.

All of the application-related information can be found in the invitation to tender. Please ensure you carefully read the information regarding the application process in the invitation to tender prior to starting your application.

Schedule:
The application and selection process is subject to the following schedule (subject to change)

Period
Processing stage
02/01/19 – 30/01/19
Stage 1: Online application
Stage 2: Sending in your application documents completed in full (by post) – this stage only applies after you have completed the online application.
February/March
The submitted documents will be inspected and the scholars will be chosen by the selection panel
Mid-April
Decision and award of scholarships

Proof of academic performance

For students at the HWR Berlin, your academic performance to date (average grade) and ECTS points achieved will be taken into account. For students in their first semester who have not received any grades so far, the same criteria as applicable to university entrants will apply here.

For university entrants completing a Bachelor´s degree programme, the average grade for your university entrance qualification or other specific qualification entitling you to study at the HWR Berlin will be taken into account. As for those individuals completing a Master´s degree programme, the final grade for your previous degree programme or other specific qualification entitling you to study at the HWR Berlin will be taken into account.

The HWR Berlin is due to award the next batch of Deutschlandstipendium scholarships ready for the 2019 summer semester. You will find the invitation to tender for this starting from January 2019. Students who are enrolled at the HWR Berlin and are currently in the middle of their standard study period may apply for this (students studying either of the “Police Service” and “Administration of Justice” fast-track degree programmes are not eligible for such support in accordance with Section 1(2) StipG). The HWR Berlin honours outstanding performance and exceptional engagement by students at the University in the form of the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship.

Number of scholarships and purpose
Private donors may specify a purpose for certain disciplines or degree programmes for two-thirds of the scholarships funded by them on a pro-rata basis. All students at the HWR Berlin can apply for scholarships without a specific course in mind.

Funding
The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship includes funding to the value of 300 euros per month (regardless of income or grants awarded under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG)) for an initial period of 12 months for particularly high-achieving and committed students. Students who are already in receipt of performance-based funding of 30 euros or more each month (from "Begabtenförderwerke", German institutions sponsoring the intellectually gifted, for example), or students who have continued beyond their standard study period, will not be eligible for support.

Funding period
01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020

Application deadline
30/01/2019 (cut-off period, the HWR Berlin receipt stamp date will apply here; see application)

Number of scholarships and purpose
Private donors may specify a purpose for certain disciplines or degree programmes for two-thirds of the scholarships funded by them on a pro-rata basis. All students at the HWR Berlin can apply for scholarships without a specific course in mind.

Funding
The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship includes funding to the value of 300 euros per month (regardless of income or grants awarded under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG)) for an initial period of 12 months for particularly high-achieving and committed students. Students who are already in receipt of performance-based funding of 30 euros or more each month (from "Begabtenförderwerke", German institutions sponsoring the intellectually gifted, for example), or students who have continued beyond their standard study period, will not be eligible for support.

Funding period
01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020

Application deadline
30/01/2019 (cut-off period, the HWR Berlin receipt stamp date shall apply here; see application)

Application

Tender period: 02/01–30/01/2019)

The application process consists of two stages

  1. Completing the online application, sending it electronically, printing it out and signing it
  2. Sending in your application documents completed in full by 30/01/2019 (cut-off period).

The complete application documents include the following:

  • Print-out of online application (signed)
  • PDF application form (please complete the form digitally, print it out and sign it)
  • CV in table format (maximum two pages)
  • Current enrolment certificate or copy of letter of admission if you do not have your enrolment certificate yet
  •  Current attested overview of grades, including your average grade and ECTS points obtained from Campus4U/Mein Finca or from the respective Course/Examination or Subject Offices (not applicable to university entrants). Example overview of grades
  • Copy of certificate with final grade for a course you have already completed (Bachelor's, Master's, Diploma etc.)
  • Copy of certificate for your university entrance qualification/Abitur, Fachabitur technical diploma (not for students on Master's and MBA degree programmes)
  • Applicants with grades from non-German grading systems: Certificate regarding conversion of your grade into the German grading system, along with details of the converted German grade (such as an examination report from Uni-Assist e. V. or certificate from the Student Office)
  • Where applicable, copies of certificates for vocational training
  • Where applicable, copies of certificates for voluntary or elective internships (not mandatory internships)
  • Other proof in copy format (documents, prizes, decisions, certificates etc.) certifying the information and periods you have stated in your application form.

Form of submitted documents: Please ensure you do not use any folders, paper clips or staples; please ensure you only submit loose sheets (using a transparent pocket if necessary).

Please be aware that we will only assess applications that have been completed in full and furnished with evidence regarding all of the details provided.

The language used in the application and selection process is German.

Please use the following address to send in your applications:

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR Berlin)
Deutschlandstipendium Scholarship/Career Services
FAO Denise Gücker
Badensche Str. 52
10825 Berlin

You can also hand over the application documents to the post room, located in Building A of the HWR Berlin (Badensche Str. 52, 10825 Berlin). The date of the receipt stamp of the post room at the HWR Berlin will be decisive as to the cut-off period.

Note: Please refrain from asking questions about the progress of your application whilst we are in the process of inspecting the documents you have submitted.

Selection process and selection criteria

The University Board is responsible for appointing a selection panel to select the scholars (see Guidelines on the awarding of Deutschlandstipendium scholarships at the HWR Berlin).

In order to select scholars, the following criteria are taken into account by the selection panel in accordance with the German Scholarship Act (StipG) and the Scholarship Regulation (StipV), as well as the Guidelines on the awarding of Deutschlandstipendium scholarships at the HWR Berlin

  •     Outstanding academic performance and talent
  •     Exceptional engagement and notable success
  •     Exceptional social/family-related/personal circumstances and challenges

There is no statutory entitlement to funding provided by the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship.

Data protection notices

The Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR Berlin) is responsible for collecting data regarding an application for a scholarship as part of the “Deutschlandstipendium” national scholarship programme, doing so on the basis of the German Scholarship Act (StipG) and the Scholarship Regulation (StipV).

The provisions of the StipG, StipV and statute regarding implementation of the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR Berlin) apply here. The data collected will only be used for the purposes stated in these provisions in conjunction with the award of the scholarships, and will be deleted and/or destroyed if such data are no longer required.

The invitation to tender is subject to available funds.

Please ensure you carefully read the details in the Invitation to tender for Deutschlandstipendium scholarship; once you have done so, please proceed to the online application form. The completed application also includes the completed PDF application form and the appendices.

Application deadline for online applications

The online application form will be available from 02/01/2019 and will close on 30/01/2019.

The application process consists of two stages

  • Stage 1: Completing the online application, sending it electronically, printing it out and signing it
  • Stage 2: Sending in your application documents completed in full 30/01/2019  (cut-off period)

Notes on completing the form

Enrolled students, please provide your current average grade for your academic performance to date and current ECTS credits in order to enter your performance. Depending on the Department in which you are studying, you can obtain this information from Campus4u/Mein Finca or arrange for the respective offices to provide such certification (Student Office, Examination and Internship Office, Subject Office).

Path to the Campus4U overview of grades: Home > Grades and registration overviews > Overview of grades (German and English) > Degree (Info) > PDF overview: All achievements (Important information: Your overview of grades must include your current average grade and ECTS credits obtained to date: for more information see Example overview of grades.

Contact

ZR Studierendenservice
Denise Gücker
Career Service, Deutschlandstipendium

Campus Schöneberg
Building A, Room A 3.08
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin

University Management
Prof. Dr. Susanne Meyer
Professur für Wirtschaftsrecht, insbesondere Gesellschaftsrecht und internationales Vertragsrecht

Campus Schöneberg
Building A, Room A 2.37
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin