Statute for granting Germany Scholarships
12_11_01.pdf (externe Datei)
Nichtamtliche Lesefassung-Satzung_Deutschlandstipendium 14_12_12.pdf (15.9 KB) vom 19.12.2012
Yvonne Hellwig, Abteilung 1 Studium und Lehre
phone: 0345 55 21356
fax: 0345 55 27418
Barfüßer Straße 17, 2. Etage
06108 Halle (Saale)
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The Germany Scholarship recognises achievement and community involvement. Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg has been awarding Germany Scholarships to talented and high-achieving students since Winter Semester 2011. Below you will find important information about applying for the Germany Scholarship.
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
In the list of frequently asked questions you will find answers to all areas of the German scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium), which might be of interest for students.
- FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can apply? Applicaton requirements
- Which are the application deadlines?
- How much can I get? Scholarship amount
- How long is the funding period?
- Is it possible to have more than one scholarship at once?
- Can I be supported simultaneously by a DAAD-scholarship and the German scholarship?
- Will the German scholarship be paid continuously, while one temporarily studies abroad?
- Is it possible to take leave of absence from the German scholarship?
- Is it possible to continuously receive the German scholarship while taking leave of absence, if during that time a traineeship useful in the particular field of studies is being obtained?
- Does the German scholarship take in to account other social benefits (other than BAföG = education advancement grants)?
- Whom should I address?
Who can apply? Applicaton requirements
The following people are eligible to apply:
- Students in all subjects at MLU who have not yet exceeded the standard period of study in their programme
- University applicants who have met all the admission requirements and will begin studying at MLU
Special achievements, community involvement unrelated to your course of study, and personal or social circumstances will also be taken into consideration.
Which are the application deadlines?
The are two calls for application every year, i.e. on winter semester and summer semester. Both application deadlines are published online at our website. The application period for the summer semester runs from December until January and for the winter semester from June until July.
How much can I get? Scholarship amount
The scholarship amounts to € 300 monthly and is granted independently of income and parents. It also does not affect BAföG payments.
How long is the funding period?
As a rule, scholarships are approved for two semesters. The scholarship can be extended until no later than the end of the regular period of study if the applicant reapplies for the scholarship and their application is approved by the MLU’s selection committee. Furthermore, scholarships can only be granted if the sponsors provide the funds.
Is it possible to have more than one scholarship at once?
That depends on the amount and kind of scholarship support. Generally spoken: Students already receiving a talent and performance related material support -the average amount being 30 Euro per month or more – are not eligible for the German scholarship. A detailed tabular overview on the legitimacy of simultaneously benefitting from other scholarships in addition to the German scholarship can be found here (PDF, 300 KB, not barrier-free).
Can I be supported simultaneously by a DAAD-scholarship and the German scholarship?
Scholarship holders receiving a DAAD-scholarship cannot simultaneously be supported by the German Scholarship, because both scholarships are talent and performance related. However it is possible to take leave of absence from the German scholarship during the time receiving the DAAD-full-scholarship. Stipendiaries receiving a DAAD-partial-scholarship may of course simultaneously receive the German scholarship.
Will the German scholarship be paid continuously, while one temporarily studies abroad?
The scholarship shall continue to be paid even when the stipendiary studies abroad in a field relevant to the chosen study programme. Provided the student goes abroad during the period of support. This applies regardless of a leave of absence from university (‘Beurlaubung’) if any. If one studies abroad with the ERASMUS-programme the German scholarship shall continue to be paid – even in case the stipendiary simultaneously is receiving a mobility grant (‘Mobilitätszuschuss’) from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Is it possible to take leave of absence from the German scholarship?
Yes. Reasons for this are for example maternity protection, parental leave or a study stay abroad supported by the DAAD. During the leave of absence the scholarship will not be paid out. With continuation of studies the appropriation period shall be extended for the duration of the period of absence.
Is it possible to continuously receive the German scholarship while taking leave of absence, if during that time a traineeship useful in the particular field of studies is being obtained?
Here is to differentiate between required traineeships both nationally and abroad and other traineeships. Required national traineeships are part of the study programme and do not preclude the payment from being made. The same applies to international traineeships, as far as they are to be found in the study regulations; they can be seen as ‘subject-specific stays abroad’. In case the stipendiary takes leave of absence for other traineeships that are not to be found in the study regulations, the scholarship will not be paid during that period of time.
Does the German scholarship take in to account other social benefits (other than BAföG = education advancement grants)?
No. The German scholarship principally does not take in to account other social benefits such as unemployment benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II/ Hartz IV). An exception remains the receipt of housing benefits (Wohngeld).
Whom should I address?
Phone: 49 (345) 55 21356
Office: Barfüßer Straße 17, 06108 Halle (Saale)