“Lower Saxony scholarship” for students at Göttingen
All dates and relevant information regarding the Scholarship will be posted shortly after release on this website.
If you meet one of the eligibility criteria, we look forward to receive your application for the Lower Saxony scholarship in the winter semester 2020/2021.
The Lower Saxony Scholarship - General information and conditions
Like the foreign winter semesters, the University of Göttingen is presumably able to award a number of scholarships funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture.
The scholarships are awarded on the grounds of special achievements or outstanding ability as a one-off grant of 500 euros. In the last round of awards, 291 students could receive a Lower Saxony Scholarship
The funds are designed for exceptionally gifted students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (neither parent has a degree higher than a certificate of secondary school education [Hauptschulabschluss]), for first-generation students (students who are the first to pursue academic studies in their family) as well as students who had to overcome migration caused difficulties.
In addition, special personal circumstances and outstanding voluntary work can also be considered.
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.
• students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (neither parent has a degree higher than a certificate of secondary school education [Hauptschulabschluss]),
• first-generation students (students who are the first to pursue academic studies in their family)
• students who had to overcome migration caused difficulties.
BAföG recipients are also eligible for Germany Scholarships.
Doctoral students are not eligible.
The next application period will start at the beginning of the winter semester 2020/2021 and the application will be possible from the 1st September by the 30th September 2020
The application for a Lower Saxony Scholarship must be first lodged via an online application portal which is accessible from the eCampus Student Portal during the application period.
On the eCampus, the applicant must first login, after which he or she will be granted access to the online application portal in the top bar of the page under "Links" with the entry "Application Germany Scholarships/Lower Saxony Schloarships".
After entering the application data in the application portal, a cover sheet will be generated which lists the written evidence to be presented.
As written evidence for educationally disadvantaged background and for first generation students a submission can be used. The submission is available in the online application portal.
Then the signed cover sheet and the required written evidences has to be sent to the faculty responsible for the applicant.
The application can be edited in the online application portal until the application deadline.
The FAQs and the guidelines of the University Göttingen for granting the Germany scholarship give information give information about the required written evidences for the application. guidelines as for granting Germany Scholarships.
Hints for the application
The application is only complete if, by the end of the application period, the faculty is in possession of both the online application and the required written application documents, including the signed cover sheet.
Only complete applications received on time will be 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 (first generation student, educationally disadvantaged background, migration caused difficulties) 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)
The notification of funding is attached to an e-mail that is only be sent to the e-mail to the student e-mail address (@stud. uni-goettingen.de).
The notification shows all relevant information how to accept the Lower Saxony scholarship.
The letter of acceptance is an online document and after filling out and sending an e-mail will again sent to the student e-mail address (@stud. uni-goettingen.de.
If you have questions or problems do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Inga Schild as central contact person for the Lower Saxony scholarship at university Göttingen.
Payment of the Germany Scholarship
The payment of the instalments of a one-off grant of 500,00€ is planed until the end of the year.
Alternate scholarship recipients
Sometimes it is possible that the Lower Saxony Scholarship will be given to an alternate scholarship recipient.
In such case, the responsible person for the Lower Saxony scholarship at University Göttingen will inform the alternate scholarship recipient via mail and e-mail.