For general questions about funding your studies, please contact the Student Counseling Service.

Financial aid officers of the Faculties

All of them

  • provide support in procuring evaluations/assessments (writing themselves or facilitating contact to other professors)
  • can nominate students to foundations or granting organizations (or facilitate the process with other professors)

Some of them

  • offer orientation in identifying suitable scholarships (in some cases, subject area related) in individual counseling formats or at information events
  • sign proposals for monetary support
  • are involved in the selection process for the Deutschlandstipendium

Financial aid officers of the Faculties

Name Contact
Ruth Limmer Ruth Limmer
Prof. Dr.

The Career Service

  • offers support in the preparation for selection processes at foundations (application documents, interviews, assessment centers)
  • provides orientation information
  • organizes information events with foundations
  • maintains contact with liaison lecturers and foundation officers at the Faculties and with scholarship recipients
  • carries out the nomination processes for the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and for the Max Weber Programme
  • informs students about foundation application deadlines
  • is responsible for the maintenance of the website



  • provides information about the Deutschlandstipendium
  • is responsible for the organizational processing of the Deutschlandstipendium
  • involves grant officers from the Faculties in the selection process for the Deutschlandstipendium


Name Contact
Maxie Stadelmann Maxie Stadelmann

University Service for Family, Equality, and Occupational Health (HSFG)

  • provides information about PROmotion - preliminary funding for doctoral studies from the university women’s affairs officers
  • advises and provides information about funding opportunities, such as stipends, research awards, etc. for young female researchers


Name Contact
Birgit Schulte Birgit Schulte

International Office

  • advises and informs students
  • is responsible for applying for funds and implementing scholarship programmes
  • is responsible for planning the use of third-party funds


  • provides information about the different stipends or grants for business start-ups (for example, EXIST Business Start-up Grants, research transfer, etc.)
  • provides support in proposal development and writing
  • offers coaching and mentoring for start-up initiators (or teams) during the funding phase 

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You can find more information about founding a company on the web page.

Doctoral candidate support at Research Services

  • provides doctoral candidates and prospective doctoral candidates support for initial orientation and searching for suitable financial awards
  • provides initial information about the general application process for stipends or grants
  • conducts the initial review of application documents (CV and personal statement) for foundations

Student Counseling Service

  • provides information about the Oskar-Karl-Forster-Stipendium
  • receives and reviews proposals
  • grants or refuses proposals
  • provides disbursement instructions to the Finance Department
Name Contact
Ursula Meßmann Ursula Meßmann