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Beatrix Gleave

  • Campus Südstadt
    Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 54
    50968 Köln
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3050

Online-Application

Please submit your application only during the application period from August 15 to September 15.

Eine Studentin im Gespräch mit einem Unternehmer  - im Hintergrund das Hauptgebäude der Fachhochschule Köln (Image: FH Köln/Thilo Schmülgen)

Apply for the Deutschlandstipendium!

Who can apply for a scholarship?

First-year students or registered students enrolled in

  • any Bachelor’s program with at least two remaining semesters of their standard program duration
  • any Master’s program with at least two remaining semesters of their standard program duration

What does the Deutschlandstipendium include?

  • Each scholarship awarded amounts to € 300 per month.
  • The scholarships are evenly co-funded by private sponsors and the German government.
  • The scholarship is granted for a period of at least two semesters. The maximum support time depends on the standard program duration of the respective degree program. Continued scholarship funding can be awarded; provided, that the annual qualifying examination and performance review are passed with good results and co-financing by a private sponsor is guaranteed.

Which criteria are to be fulfilled?

Bachelor degree students
Program
semester at
start of
scholarship
Performance Criteria Additional Criteria
First semester

- Higher Education Entrance Qualification
with a GPA of 2.0* or better.
- Admission to TH Köln as a vocationally
qualified individual (for graduates of vocational training programs)

- at least two semesters of the standard program duration remaining at the time of application.

And:
- proof in written form confirming active voluntary work in society, culture, science or the like.

Or:
- proof/description of your personal, social and family
circumstances which make it more difficult for you to succeed in your
studies (such as handicap, nursing and care of a family member, educationally disadvantaged background, etc.)

Second semester - Higher Education Entrance qualification
with a GPA of 2.0* or better.
- Admission to TH Köln as a vocationally
qualified individual (for graduates of
vocational training programs)
- Adherence to the prescribed period of study
- Current GPA of 2.3* or better
Third semester and above - Adherence to the prescribed period of study
- Current GPA of 2.3* or better

(*according to the German grading system)

Master degree students
Program
semester at
start of
scholarship
Performance Criteria Additional Criteria
First
semester

- Final grade of 2.0* or better in a Diplom or
Bachelor’s program

- at least two semesters of the standard program duration remaining at the time of application.

And:
- proof in written form confirming active
voluntary work in society, culture, science
or the like.

Or:
- proof/description of your personal, social
and family circumstances which
make it more difficult for you to succeed in your studies (such as handicap, nursing and care of a family member, educationally
disadvantaged background, etc.)

Second
semester
and above

- Final grade of 2.0* or better
in a Diplom or Bachelor’s program
- Adherence to the prescribed
period of study
- Current GPA of 2.3* or better

(*according to the German grading system)

How are the scholarship recipients chosen?

The criteria stated above are the minimum requirements to be met to be considered for the Deutschlandstipendium. TH Köln has developed a multi-stage
selection process to select the most suitable applicants. Each application is reviewed individually and applicants may be invited for an interview if necessary.

How can I apply?

If you fulfill the criteria, we look forward to your online-application. The application period is expected to start August 15, 2019 and last till September 15, 2019.

Please include the following documents in the order listed below:

  • personally signed declaration of participation (will be found in the above-mentioned application period in the online portal)
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in table form
  • Certificate of enrollment issued by TH Köln; if you have not received your certificate of enrollment yet, you can submit your Letter of Admission instead
  • A copy of your Higher Education Entrance Qualification; if you have obtained your Higher Education Entrance Qualification outside of Germany, please submit a translation as well as a conversion of your grades according to the German grading system
  • A copy of your training contract and/or proof of advanced vocational training (for professionally qualified persons) 
  • A copy of your Bachelor’s or Diplom Certificate (only for students enrolled in a Master’s program); (if you have obtained your Higher Education Entrance Qualification outside of Germany, please submit a translation as well as a conversion of your grades according to the German grading system
  • An up-to-date transcript of records
  • Proof in written form confirming active voluntary work in society, science or the like and/or proof or description of your personal, social and/or family circumstances which make it more difficult for you to commence or succeed in your studies.

You do not need to submit certified copies. Please be advised that only complete applications can be considered. We look forward to your application.

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