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Ten years of Deutschlandstipendium at Chemnitz University of Technology

So far, 668 scholarships have been awarded at Chemnitz University of Technology through the national scholarship program, which amounts to about 2.5 million euros - currently 91 students are supported by the Deutschlandstipendium.

With the launch of the national scholarship program - also known as the "Deutschlandstipendium" - the course was set for a new German scholarship culture starting in the 2011 summer semester. Chemnitz University of Technology was one of the first universities in Germany to award such scholarships. In the scholarship program’s initial phase, 30 students benefited from this support. Since 2017, there have always been more than 90 scholarship holders each year. In the 2020 academic year, 91 Deutschlandstipendium were also awarded despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

A total of 668 scholarships have been awarded to students from the eight faculties and the Centre for Teacher Training over the past ten years. This amounts to a funding total of around 2.5 million euros.

"I would like to sincerely thank all our committed sponsors for their support of the Deutschlandstipendium, which is an extremely significant cooperation between the federal government and private sponsors for the benefit of high-achieving and committed students," said Prof. Dr. Gerd Strohmeier, President of Chemnitz University of Technology.

The scholarship program supports recipients with a monthly scholarship of 300 euros. In addition, it supports networking between scholarship holders, sponsors, and Chemnitz University of Technology. Scholarship holders have the opportunity to meet sponsors at company visits, workshops, or through informal conversations. This often leads to further cooperation opportunities, such as internships or theses.

Background: Deutschlandstipendium

The Deutschlandstipendium is the largest public-private joint project in the field of education launched by the German government. It supports students whose career path leads them to expect outstanding achievements in their studies and careers. Very good grades and academic performance are as much a part of this as the willingness to take on responsibility or the successful mastering of obstacles in one's own life and educational path. With the help of the scholarship, scholarship holders can concentrate more on their studies and completing them in a timely manner because they do not have to earn their living with a part-time job. Fifty percent of the funding for the program is provided by the federal government. Sponsors include companies, foundations, associations, and private individuals.

Additional information on the Deutschlandstipendium at Chemnitz University of Technology is available at https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/tu/deutschlandstipendium. This website also explains how sponsors can get involved and how students can apply.

Contact: Marko Reuther, Central Contact Point for the Scholarship Program at the Vice President of Transfer and Academic Qualification’s office at Chemnitz University of Technology, phone: 0371 531-31788, e-mail: marko.reuther@verwaltung.tu-chemnitz.de

(Author: Mario Steinebach / Translation: Chelsea Burris)

Matthias Fejes
06.04.2021

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