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Guideline for your motivation letter
Guideline_Motivation_Letter_WS21_22.pdf (externe Datei)

Checklistfor submitting documents
Checklist_for_submitted_documents_WS21_22.pdf (externe Datei)

Application Agreement for a Deutschlandstipendium Winter Semester 2021/2022
Application_Agreement_Deutschlandstipendium_2021.pdf (externe Datei)

Call for applications for Deutschlandstipendium scholarships Winter semester 2021/2022
Call_for_Application_Germany_Scholarship_2021.pdf (externe Datei)


Yvonne Hellwig-Laich

phone: +49 (0) 345 55-21356
fax: +49 (0) 345 55-27608

room 8
Barfüßerstraße 17, 2. Etage (Hinterhaus)
06108 Halle

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1. Frequently asked questions about the application process

What are the chances of receiving the Deutschlandstipendium?

In principle everybody who achieved or will continue to achieve excellent results at school and/ or university can apply. However, the awarding of the Deutschlandstipendium also depends on how many sponsors support the Germany Scholarship programme at the university and for which areas of study scholarships are available. The total number of scholarships awarded since October 1st 2011 can be found here.

Which are the application dates for the winter semester 2021/22?

1. Applications for a Deutschlandstipendium scholarship are possible from 30 April 2021 until 01 June 2021. The application deadlines are also published on StudIP, the Löwenportal, on the MLU's social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and in the faculties.

2. The scholarship will be awarded on 01 October 2021 and generally comprises 12 months.

How can I apply?

The application happens exclusively online in the application portal. The portal will be activated during the application period vom 30 April 2021, 8 a.m. until 01 June 2021, 3 p.m.

Which documents do I need to submit for my application?

In this checklist we summarised all documents that need to be submitted with your application. Please upload the required documents in the online application portal as PDF files only. If possible, please avoid photographing your documents with your phone or with screen shots! Badly legible or illegible documents can not be considered in the application process and could lead to an exclusion from the procedure.

What aspects do I need to consider in my motivation letter?

Your motivation letter is an essential part of your application. In this Guideline for your motivation letter we summed up important aspects that you should consider when writing your motivation letter. Please take your time for your letter, reflect your personality, your skills and strengths and stay authentic.

Due to the Corona pandemic, what are the changes regarding the regulation on the standard period of study?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a new regulation was made regarding the standard period of study. For students who were enrolled in summer semester 2020 and/ or winter semester 2021/22 and not on leave during that time, the standard period of study extends by one up to two semesters. This means, that the Germany scholarship can also be received for one or two semesters beyond the actual standard period of study.

Example: In sommer semester 2020 student A was enrolled in the 4th study semester (Bachelor's degree). At the time of the intended funding period starting from winter semester 2021/2022 he/she would usually be in the 7th study semester and therefore no longer eligible for the scholarship. Due to the above-mentioned regulation, student A is now in the 5th semester at the time of the intended funding and can still receive the scholarship for two semesters.

I have not yet been accepted at the MLU nor have I a matriculation number yet. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can apply. In this case please attach a copy of your online registration at the MLU or, regarding subjects with restricted access (numers clausus), the confirmation of your submitted application. When filling in the application agreement to apply for the Deutschlandstipendium, please enter your application number instead of a matriculation number.

What do I indicate in my application if I haven’t got a transcript of records yet or the credit points (ECTS) and grades are not listed yet?

If you do not have any credit points (ECTS) and/or grades yet or these are not listed in your transcript of record, please contact your examination office and ask for an overview of your credits. If you cannot find out how many credit points you’ve already achieved there either, please fill in a “0” in the fields “Previously gained credit points (ECTS)” and “Calculation of grading required” in the online application portal and give a brief explanation in the field “Remarks about the application” at the end of your online application.

Do I require any expert opinions, reference or recommendation letters to apply?

No, reference and recommendation letters as well as expert opinions will not be considered in the application process.

I have already obtained the Deutschlandstipendium in the last winter semester 2020/21 at MLU and I would like to apply again. What should I keep in mind?

For your reapplication please use your login-details from the last year (application period of winter semester 2020/21). For login please use your email-address and password from the last year. If you lost your old password, you can reset it with the function “Reset password” ("Passwort zurücksetzen"). In this way it is possible to use your application details from the last year. Please don’t forget to update your information and documents in the online application portal, in particular the information about your grades and other criteria. If you don’t update your information, it might lead to exclusion of your application.

How many and for which study programmes are scholarships awarded?

Currently 85 scholarships (state of 04 May 2021) could be awarded for the winter semester 2021/2022. This overview gets updated continuously.

For a current overview (in German only) on the study programmes supported in winter semester 2021/22, please click here:  Übersicht der zum WS 2021/22 geförderten Studiengänge und Fachrichtungen

In addition to the sponsored study programmes listed, free scholarships are also awarded. Free scholarships are scholarships without any special study programme preferences in respect of the  sponsors. Therefore, applications are both possible and desired for all  study programmes.

Who do I contact for further questions?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer personal face to face consultations at the moment. Please use the following possibilities:

  • We will be happy to answer your question by phone on (0049) 0345 55 21356 or
  • consultation via video call. All you need is an internet-enabled laptop/ computer or a mobile phone (no special software required). Please arrange an appointment with Mrs. Yvonne Hellwig-Laich beforehand by phone on (0049) 0345 55 21356 or by mail to .
  • Alternatively, write us your questions by the e-mail address given above.