The Germany Scholarship: Recognition and support for outstanding achievements and special commitment

The Germany Scholarships at university of Göttingen, are intended to provide financial support to gifted students and applicants from all nations (irrespective of their income) and the scholarship unites scholarship holders of all faculties, alumni and sponsors of the University of Göttingen.

Current information funding period 2021-2022
In the course of the 2021/2022 funding period, there may still be some successors.
The persons concerned will be informed in time by the central contact person, Ms. Schild, from the Department of Studies and Teaching.

Current information on the 2022/2023 funding period
It is expected that for the first time the application process will include the submission of application documents in digital form in addition to the online application portal.
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Who can apply?
Anyone is eligible to apply,
• who is already enrolled at Göttingen University,
• who is an enrolled student and not on leave of absence at the beginning of the funding period (Directive, Article 4),
• who is in possession of the university entrance qualifications required for studying and will start a course of studies at Göttingen University in the near future.
Enrolment and setting up of the student account is an absolute prerequisite.

BAföG recipients can also be supported by the Deutschlandstipendium, since BAföG and the Deutschlandstipendium can generally be claimed simultaneously without deductions.

Previous scholarship holders can reapply for a Deutschlandstipendium at the end of the one-year award period.

Doctoral/phd students are not eligible.

funding period
The funding period is from 1st October of the year of grant to 30 September of the following year.

selection criteria
Not only outstanding achievements at school or university or success already achieved in employment count; the applicant's previous personal achievements are just as decisive:
- Have you already won a prize or an award for special achievements?
- Have you distinguished yourself by outstanding commitment in a social, municipal or political organization?

Applicants are expected to show social involvement, motivation and readiness to accept responsibility.

Consideration will be given to applicants who have had to overcome special barriers in their biographies due to familial or cultural origins (for example, single parent or earning your living entirely by yourself?)

If you meet one of the eligibility criteria, we look forward to receiving your application for the next round in the winter semester 2022/2023.


private funding from sponsors
In addition to financial support, there is the possibility that the sponsor provides non-material fostering. The sponsor can be a company or a private individual.
The non-material funding itself can vary widely depending on the contact with the sponsor; possible opportunities might include a look behind the scenes at a company, doing a practical course or workshops or accessing and using the sponsor's contacts.
The letter of approval is sent to the scholarship recipient together with donor's notification of funding.
As part of the declaration of acceptance, the scholarship recipient consents or rejects to being contacted by the sponsor.
The Germany Scholarship team will organize an information event for the new scholarship recipients of the next funding period. This event will take place shortly before the award ceremony. In addition to useful hints and information about the Germany Scholarship or communication with the sponsors, there will be time for asking all types of questions.

The Germany Scholarship team regularly distributes information about planned events, campaigns and important news.

Application
when?
The application period will start at the beginning of the winter semester 2022/2023 and the application will be from the 1st September by the 30th September 2022.

how?
The application for a scholarship is initially made via a university online application portal, which can only be accessed via the university's student portal eCampus during the application period between 01.09.2022 and 30.09.2022.
In eCampus, access to the online application portal is made under the main menu (three dashes one below the other in the upper left corner after logging in) with the entry Links --> "Application for a Germany/Lower Saxony Scholarship".

Innovation
After successful online application, the submission of the application documents including signed expected must be done online via an upload portal until 30.09.2022.
The documents will be sent directly to the relevant faculty.

In order to simplify and speed up the processing in the faculties, please do not submit your applications until the deadline.

The application can be processed online until the application deadline.
After online processing, the proof(s) of change must also be uploaded via the upload portal by the application deadline of Sept. 30, 2022.

Further information on the required evidence can be found in the Deutschlandstipendium guidelines and FAQs.

Hints for the application
The application is only complete if the faculty has received both the online application and the complete uploaded application documents consisting of a signed cover sheet and the required supporting documents by the application deadline of September 30, 2022.
Only complete applications received by the deadline will be considered and processed.

There is no need for letters of motivation or recommendation, nor are these considered positively if submitted.

Selection and allocation procedure
The scholarship recipients are selected on the grounds of talent, performance and other criteria, such as special personal achievements and social commitment, and in accordance with the guidelines for granting Germany Scholarships.
Each faculty constitutes a selection committee consisting of the Dean of Studies and one member each from the professors group [Hochschullehrergruppe], the academic staff group [Mitarbeitergruppe], the MTV group [technical services and administrative departments] and the students' group [Studierendengruppe].
If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of scholarships available, a ranking list have to be established.

More details about the selection and the allocation procedure can be found in the guidelines of the University Göttingen for granting the Germany scholarship.

notification of funding (Bewilligungsbescheid) and letter of acceptance (Annahmeerklärung)
After the selection of the scholarship holders by the selection committee of the respective faculty, the e-mail with the link to download the notification of approval will be sent from the central office exclusively to the student e-mail address.

The notification of approval contains information on the deadline for acceptance of the scholarship, the funding period and the declaration of acceptance.
The acceptance of the Deutschlandstipendium takes place via an online form, which will be accessible via a link in the notification of award until the end of the acceptance period of the scholarship.
After submitting the declaration of acceptance, a confirmation email will be sent to the student email address.

If you have any questions or problems regarding notifications or payment, please contact Ms. Schild as the contact person for the administration of the Deutschlandstipendien at the University of Göttingen.


Allocation and disbursement
The awarding ceremony for the 2022-2023 awarding year and the ceremonial presentation of the certificates will take place in december 2022 in the auditorium at Wilhelmsplatz 1.

Payment of the Germany Scholarship
Payment of the monthly instalments of 300,00€ will be made at the end of each month.

Alternate scholarship recipients
If necessary, the faculties will conduct a move-up procedure so that scholarships that have become available can be filled until the end of the respective award round.

Subsequent applicants who are to receive a Deutschlandstipendium will be contacted centrally by e-mail to the student e-mail address.