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Info for students

at the UW/H

Info for students

at the UW/H


Information for applicants

Witten/Herdecke University has been awarding several Germany Scholarships to students each year since 2011. The scholarships are financed by public and private funds: Companies, private individuals and foundations provide funding of 150 euros per month and scholarship for at least one year. The federal government also contributes the same amount, so that students can expect financial support of 300 euros per month.

Become a scholarship holder

As a scholarship holder of the Deutschlandstipendium, you will not only benefit from the financial support. You also have the opportunity to establish contacts with companies, foundations or associations and their members. This allows you to build important networks for the future while you are still studying.

Things to know

Applications are open to:

  •     who fulfills the admission requirements necessary for studying at the UW/H,
  •     are about to begin their studies at the UW/H
  •     or is already enrolled and has at least two semesters of the standard period of study remaining.

Each of the scholarships to be awarded amounts to 300 euros per month. The scholarship is also paid out during the semester break and a study-related stay abroad.
The maximum duration of the scholarship is currently two semesters, starting in the winter semester.
After the expiration of a scholarship, it will be examined whether the scholarship can be extended based on the performance records to be submitted. The performance records submission is considered an application for an extension unless you tell me otherwise.

The application period for the upcoming 2023/24 scholarship year runs from July 1 to July 31, 2023.

The scholarships are awarded based on talent and performance. In addition to previous above-average performance and personal career, social commitment, willingness to take on responsibility, or special personal circumstances resulting, for example, from the individual's social background are also to be taken into account.

The UW/H will review at least once a year whether the scholarship holder's talent and performance justify a continuation of the scholarship. During the scholarship period, the scholarship holders must submit proof of aptitude and performance to be determined by the UW/H. They will receive further information on this when a scholarship is approved.

You cannot apply for a Deutschlandstipendium if you are already receiving talent- and performance-based funding that averages 30 euros or more per month and falls within the funding period of the Deutschlandstipendium.
In some exceptional cases, however, double funding is possible. You can find a detailed overview here.

No, the Deutschlandstipendium is not dependent on income and does not count towards BAföG. Students can take advantage of both funding opportunities simultaneously without deductions.

After the end of the application period, the applications will be presented to the selection committee for decision at the next meeting.
All applicants will be notified of the decision by e-mail from mid to late September.

Yes. You can reapply every year as long as you meet the requirements for funding under the Deutschlandstipendium.

Further information and the legal basis can be found on the website for the Deutschlandstipendium.
If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Ms. Knop (see contact below).


Starting in 2022, applications for the Deutschlandstipendium will be submitted exclusively online via an application portal. For the scholarship year 2023/24, the next application period is from July 01 - 31, 2023, during which time the application portal will be open for you.

Notes on the application

You will be asked to provide evidence of certain personal details. Please upload these as PDF files with your application in the portal. It is not necessary to send us the proofs by mail, but the university reserves the right to request the original documents in individual cases.
We recommend that you start compiling your application documents promptly and before completing the online application form. Only those details for which the required supporting documents are available will be included in the online application.
For this purpose, please read the following sections carefully and use this checklist to verify that you have all application documents:

  • Copy of university entrance qualification (in the case of foreign certificates, attach a translation/conversion into the German grading system that is transferable for the German system).
  • Certificate of enrollment or copy of the letter of admission from the UW/H
  • Signed curriculum vitae in table form (there is no template, a photo is not necessary)
  • Copy of the intermediate examination or corresponding certificates of achievement from the UW/H
  • Copy of other UW/H certificates of achievement required for the evaluation of the course of study (overview of grades, transcript of records, ECTS points, etc.)
  • Letter of motivation (max. two pages with 1.5 line spacing and one margin on the left and right)
  • if applicable, internship and work references
  • Suitable evidence of extracurricular and extracurricular involvement to be recognized, special achievements, awards and prizes, or special family or personal circumstances
  • if applicable, university degree certificates from other universities
  • if applicable, letter of recommendation from a lecturer at Witten/Herdecke University
  • Signed declaration of participation (download here or in the applicant portal).

In general, the following applies:
Please upload all documents exclusively as PDFs in the application portal.
The max. file size is 2 MB per document. Please do not send us any documents by e-mail or by post!
Please attach officially certified copies in German or English of documents that are not in German or English.

Important: Please also mark all files with your first and last name (e.g. CV_Max_Mustermann) so that all documents can be assigned to you.

To fill out the online form, you must create a personal account. Please be sure to confirm this by email and then start your application.
You can save your application at any time and edit it later. However, for your application to be valid, you must complete and submit it within the deadline.
Data entry and transfer are carried out on secure Internet connections so third parties cannot view your data. During data entry, you can continuously check and change your data if necessary. In the event of an interruption, the data will not be saved; in this case, you will have to start entering data again from the beginning.
Fields marked with a blue asterisk* are mandatory fields and must be filled in. You can use the drop-down menu at the top of the application page to jump back and forth between the different parts of the form.
Please provide an email address and phone number where you can be reached. If we do not have up-to-date contact information from you to clear up any outstanding issues at short notice, this may prevent you from being considered for the award.
Please fill out your application completely!

Frequently asked questions about the online application

Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation mail. Please keep this mail until the selection process is completed. If you do not receive a confirmation mail, please contact martina.knop@spam protectuni-wh.de or katharina.bruder@spam protectuni-wh.de so that we can check the receipt.
We will review your application as soon as possible.

There will be no selection interviews. We will inform you about the results (acceptance or rejection) of the selection committee's decision by e-mail, probably by mid-September 2022.

You can make changes as often as you like within the application period. To do so, please log in to your account again. On the start page, you will see that you have successfully applied. Click on the "Make changes" button here and go through the various steps of the application again. You can revise entries made at any point.

If you want to update a document, please upload it at the desired location. The old record will be overwritten.

Important: Click Submit again at the end of the application! Only then will your changes be saved. You will then receive a confirmation of your changes by e-mail.
No more changes can be made after the end of the application period. Please refrain from sending us change requests by e-mail.

You can edit and/or correct the application as often as you wish during the application period via your personal account.
The final, completed, submitted application is valid for the award procedure.

Please enter "0, since in the 1st semester" in "Results of semester performance records".

Please enter the degree you will earn next. The starting point is the status at the next scholarship start date, i.e., the upcoming winter semester 2022/23.
Example: If you are in the Bachelor's program in the coming winter semester, please enter "Bachelor." Even if you aim for a Master's degree or perhaps even a doctorate afterward, enter the Bachelor's degree first.

Please enter the master's degree, as you will be in the master's program starting in the winter semester.
Please do not forget to enter your Bachelor's grade. If you do not have a Bachelor's degree certificate yet, please upload a transcript of your Bachelor's program grades and the other documents in the online application portal.

Yes. The services refer to the past winter semester. You can enter them without any problems. You can calculate your grade point average on your own. Your details will then be checked internally at the university to ensure they are correct.

All grades and ECTS points that are known to you can be calculated. Please ensure independently that your achievements are booked at the examination office. You can also calculate your grade point average independently. Internally, your data will be checked for accuracy.

After completing the online application form, the application documents must be uploaded.
A complete application includes the documents specified on this page under "Your documents" (PDF documents only, max. 2MB per document). All documents must be uploaded online as a PDF and attached to the application. Please refrain from photographing your documents with your cell phone or from the screen! Poorly legible documents cannot be included in the application process.

Important: Please also mark all files with your last name (e.g. CV_Max_Mustermann) so that all documents can be clearly assigned to you.
If the application documents (these include certificates, proof of honorary activities, prizes and awards as well as vocational training, internships and voluntary services) are not in German or English, an officially certified translation in German must be included.

Yes, please upload your high school diploma in the online application portal, even if you already have a university degree.

No, unfortunately no documents can be submitted after the end of the application period.
Please note: After the application deadline, the application portal is closed and no more applications can be sent or processed.
Incomplete application documents will not be processed and are excluded from the selection process. Written applications that reach us by mail are not admitted to the application process and will not be processed accordingly.

We are looking forward to your application !

From 2022, applications can only be submitted online. Written applications that reach us by mail will not be admitted to the application process.

If you have any general questions about the Deutschlandstipendium, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Martina Knop.


Martina Knop

Martina Knop

Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 44
58448 Witten