Only two to three per cent of students in Germany currently receive a scholarship. That figure is very low compared to other industrialised nations.

The Ohm would like to change that and has been issuing Deutschlandstipendien to students since winter semester 2011. The Deutschlandstipendium scholarships are provided by companies, institutions, and individuals, and are doubled with funds from the German government.

Further information on the federal initiative can be found at

Frequently asked questions
Q&A from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

In cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and many private sponsors, Nuremberg Institute of Technology would like to enable you to study in a concentrated and successful manner with the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship.

The scholarship is intended as a contribution to your living costs. Ideally, it should enable you to concentrate on your studies and, for example, finance a stay abroad.

  • Students as well as university applicants can apply
  • Above average performance at school, university, or professionally
  • Volunteer work, involvement in community, university, or political activities
  • Responsible roles in religious communities, associations, or clubs
  • Personal or family circumstances can also be taken into account

Note: To be eligible for a scholarship in 2023/24, you must be enrolled at least up to and including summer semester 2024 at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm. Please note that the semesters during the COVID pandemic increased the regular programme duration (“Regelstudienzeit”) for individuals affected by them (see enrolment confirmation). This is also taken into consideration in the application process for a Deutschlandstipendium.

  • The scholarship holders will initially receive a monthly stipend of €300 for one year .
  • The scholarship will not be credited against benefits according to BAföG.
  • The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship will not be awarded if the student already receives performance-related funding from another institution.
    There are possible exceptions to this rule (e.g., under the 30 euros/month limit, § 4 I StipG).
  • There is no legal claim to the scholarship.
  • Scholarships are initially awarded for one year (two semesters).
    Generally, the period of support begins on 1 October of the year and ends in the following year on 30 September.
  • In order to continue the scholarship, a reapplication is required in the following call for applications.
  • The maximum duration of funding depends on the standard period of study for the respective degree programme.

Application process

  1. You apply online on the application portal for the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship
  2. The following documents must be uploaded to the application portal:
    • CV in table form
    • Confirmation of grades with ECTS points and average grade (students from the 2nd semester onwards) Semester:
    • Applicants in/for a master’s degree programme: First university degree certificate (final official transcript)
    • University entrance qualification certificate (in the case of foreign certificates, a translation and conversion into the German grading system)
    • If applicable, proof of a special qualification entitling the holder to study the relevant degree programme at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology
    • Supporting documents and references relating to professional training and activity, social commitment, personal circumstances, and other documents and references required in the application form

Please note: Please understand that applications can only be taken into consideration if they are complete and submitted on time in the application portal. Applications and documents submitted by post, email, or fax cannot be accepted.

The grant can only be awarded upon application.

From 1 May 2023 up to and including 30 June 2023, an online application for a scholarship for the academic year 2023/2024 can be submitted via the application portal provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Applications must be submitted in the Deutschlandstipendium application portal .

  • You get to know the young talents of today directly and accompany the top managers of tomorrow during their educational training.
  • You strengthen Nuremberg as a science location and promote the networking of science, industry and society.
  • If desired, you will be named as a sponsor of the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship the university’s publications.
  • As a sponsor of the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship, your donation is tax deductible (§ 52 II No. 7 AO).
  • With your commitment, you will support talented young people, improve the study and living conditions of students at the Ohm and make a significant contribution to the development of a scholarship culture in Germany and in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region.

Add your support to our university’s scholarship initiative in cooperation with the Federal Government, because together we can advance talented young people.

Anyone can become a sponsor – a company, a foundation, an association, or even a private individual.

  • A scholarship costs €1,800 for one year. Since the Federal Government doubles this amount, the scholarship holder thus receives €300 per month.
  • You also have the option of sponsoring multiple scholarships and committing yourself for several years.
  • Individual donation amounts can also be agreed upon. Please feel free to contact us.
  • If you wish, you can decide whether your support should be given to students of a certain Faculty.
    A retroactive stipulation of such a restriction is not possible. You can also make an open donation, independent of a specific Faculty.
  • We will try to implement every funding request, but the deciding factor is the respective applicant pool.

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology, please contact Maxie Stadelmann, Industry Contacts and Academic Awards Coordinator (maxie.stadelmannatth-nuernbergPunktde). We look forward to hearing from you.

Your contact

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Certificate ceremony for the 2023 Deutschlandstipendium

Our sponsors (2022/2023)