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Info for students

at the UW/H

Deutschlandstipendium

General Information

Who can apply for a scholarship?
Applications are open to:

  • who fulfils 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.

How much is the scholarship and how long does it run for?
Each of the scholarships to be awarded amounts to 300 euros per month. The scholarship is also paid out during the semester break and during a subject-related stay abroad.
The maximum funding period is currently two semesters, starting in the winter semester.
After expiry of a scholarship, it will be examined whether the scholarship can be extended on the basis of the performance records to be submitted. The submission of the transcripts is considered an application for an extension, unless otherwise stated.

When do I apply?
The next application period for the scholarship year 2022/23 starts on 1 July 2022.

How are the scholarship holders selected?
The scholarships are awarded according to talent and performance. In addition to previous above-average achievements 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.

How does the UW/H review my performance?
The UW/H reviews at least once a year whether the scholarship holder's talent and performance justify a continuation of the scholarship. During the funding period, the scholarship holders must submit the proof of aptitude and performance to be determined by the UW/H. They will receive a copy of this proof when they are awarded a scholarship. You will receive further information on this when you are awarded a scholarship.

I already receive a scholarship, can I still apply?
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, there is the possibility of double sponsorship. You can find a detailed overview here (https://www.deutschlandstipendium.de/deutschlandstipendium/shareddocs/downloads/files/dstip_uebersicht_doppelfoerderung.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=1).

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

When will I be informed?
After the application deadline, the applications are submitted to the selection committee for a decision at the next meeting.
From mid to late September, all applicants will be notified of the decision by email.

I have been rejected. Can I apply again?
Yes. You can reapply every year as long as you meet the requirements for funding under the Deutschlandstipendium.

Where can I get further information?
You can find further information and the legal basis on the website for the Deutschlandstipendium: www.deutschland-stipendium.de.
If you have any further questions, please contact Ms Knop (see contact below).

Application

From 2022 onwards, applications for the Deutschlandstipendium will be submitted exclusively online via an application portal.
For the scholarship year 2022/23, the next application period is from 01 - 31 July 2022.
During this period, the application portal will be open for you: https://bewerbung.dstip.de/uni-wh

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To complete the online form, you must create a personal account. You will confirm this by email and can then start your application.
The application form can also be filled out in English. To do so, please select the language at the bottom:

You can save your application at any time and edit it later. However, in order for the application to be valid, it is imperative that you complete and submit it within the application deadline.
Data entry and data transfer are carried out on secure internet connections so that third parties cannot view your data. While entering your data, you can check it continuously and change it if necessary. In the event of an interruption, the data will not be saved; in this case, you will have to start again from the beginning with the data entry.
Fields marked with a blue star* 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.
Make sure that you provide an email address and telephone number where you can be reached. If we do not have up-to-date contact details from you to clarify any outstanding questions at short notice, this may mean that you cannot be considered for the award.
Please complete your application in full!

 

You will be asked to provide proof of certain personal details. Please upload these as PDF files with your application in the portal. It is not necessary to send us the supporting documents by post, 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 will be taken into account in the online application for which the required supporting documents are available.
Please read the following sections carefully and use this checklist to make sure that you have all the application documents:

  • Copy of university entrance qualification (in the case of foreign certificates, enclose a translation/conversion into the German grading system that can be transferred to the German system).
  • Certificate of enrolment 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 certificates of achievement from the UW/H which are 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 proof of extracurricular and extracurricular commitment, special achievements, awards and prizes or special family or personal circumstances to be recognised
  • 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 in the applicant portal).

In general, the following applies:
Please upload all documents exclusively as PDF files in the application portal. The maximum file size is 2 MB per document. Please do not send us any documents by e-mail or 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 clearly assigned to you.

FAQs about the online application

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 homepage you will see that you have successfully submitted an application. 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 here. If you want to update a document, please upload it at the desired location. The old document will be overwritten.
Important: Click on 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.

If your application is successful, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Please keep this email until the selection process is completed. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at martina.knop(at)uni-wh.de or katharina.bruder(at)uni-wh.de so that we can check that we have received it.
We will review your application as soon as possible. There will be no selection interviews. We will inform you of the results (acceptance or rejection) of the selection committee's decision by e-mail, probably by mid-September 2022.


After completing the online application form, the application documents must be uploaded. A complete application includes the following documents (only PDF documents, max. 2MB per document):

  • Copy of university entrance qualification (in the case of foreign certificates, enclose a translation/conversion into the German grading system that can be transferred to the German system).
  • Certificate of enrolment 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 certificates of achievement from the UW/H which are 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
  • Proof of your personal commitment and/or your special personal, social and family 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 in the applicant portal)

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 (including certificates, proof of voluntary 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 enclosed.

All documents must be uploaded online as a PDF and attached to the application. Please refrain from photographing your documents with your mobile phone or from the screen! Poorly legible documents cannot be included in the application process.

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 procedure. Written applications that reach us by post are not admitted to the application process and will not be processed accordingly.

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

Please enter "0" for "Academic achievements to date (ECTS/study points)" and "Average grade to date".

 

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

Please indicate the Master's degree, as you will be in the Master's programme from the winter semester onwards. Please do not forget to enter your Bachelor's grade in "Note Bachelor". If you do not yet have a Bachelor's degree certificate, please upload a transcript of your grades from the Bachelor's programme together with the other documents in the online application portal.

Yes, the achievements refer to the previous winter semester. You can enter them without any problems. You can calculate your grade point average yourself. Your details will then be checked internally at the university to ensure that 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 yourself. Your details will be checked internally at the university to ensure that they are correct.

You can edit and/or correct the application as often as you like during the application period via your personal link. The last fully completed application submitted is valid for the award procedure.

Contact

Martina Knop

Martina Knop

Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 44
58448 Witten

FEZ-E.080