The Deutschlandstipendium has been a success story at TUM. In its tenth year, the program is awarding more scholarships than ever before. With a total of 836 students receiving financial and non-material support in 2021/2022, the growth in the family of sponsors and scholarship students shows no sign of slowing down in the anniversary year.
Germany’s national scholarship program has been supporting young talent for more than ten years. At TUM alone, over 5,900 scholarship holders have received both financial and non-material support. Behind this number are just as many young people with different life paths.
836 scholarships awarded for 2021/2022
836 students have been awared a scholarship for the 2021/2022 funding phase. The annual celebration event took place in January 2022 as a hybrid event with 250 guests. Watch the Youtube video of the celebration (German)
The next application round will start on June 20, 2022. How to apply
300 Euros per month – and excellent networking opportunities
Deutschlandstipendium is a scholarship for exceptionally gifted, high-achieving students. It gives them the space to develop their personal talents, engage with society and unleash their full potential in the process. This is because mentoring by the sponsors is a crucial aspect of the scholarship program alongside financial support. Apply
But the sponsors also benefit. This scholarship program enables them to support up-and-coming talent who have a chance to complete an excellent education at TUM, while also building early connections with the managers and leaders of tomorrow. In addition, the German government generously matches every sponsor’s donation to the scholarship program. Many educational paths open up and new perspectives pave the way for students' futures. Become a sponsor
300 Euros per month and excellent networking opportunities could be yours – provided your sense of social engagement matches your grades. From TUM’s perspective, just as important your grades is your willingness to embrace responsibility, contribute to society and forge your own path in life.
The Deutschlandstipendium is about a lot more than funding: Scholarship recipients and sponsors alike also benefit from opportunities to meet and interact – whether at the grand official ceremony, events organized by companies and foundations or private mentoring sessions.
Thank you for your support!
In more than 10 years, a large vibrant network of talented young people, private individuals and companies has emerged. We would like to thank all the sponsors who have made this possible.
And we welcome all those who would like to continue supporting young talent with a Deutschlandstipendium in the future and become part of this network. Video with thanks from the scholarship holders (German)
A stroll through the main Munich campus reveals frequent glimpses of Veronica Becker’s project. With their raised vegetable beds, she and her team are not only making the campus greener, but also more livable. The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship gives her the freedom she needs to turn her ideas into reality.
Funding a scholarship does not need to be a major financial effort. It is also possible to support young people on their educational path together, with many individual contributions. Marking the anniversary of the national scholarship program 'Deutschlandstipendium', we are therefore joining the strengths of our university family with a fundraising campagin. Let us foster young talents in all their diversity together!
No other German university has more "Deutschlandstipendium" scholarship holders than TUM. Over the past 10 years, the scholarship program served to support talented students who, in addition to their studies, are also involved socially – and they benefit from more than just financial help: The scholarship holders and the sponsors form a unique network.
Michaela Wilfling is in her fifth Master's semester of "Ergonomics – Human Factors Engineering". The fact that she is bilaterally deaf from birth does not limit her. We asked her what is special about her course of studies, how her semester abroad in Tokyo went, and how the digital summer semester is going for her.
In 2015, Hussein Al Ammawi came to Germany as a refugee from Syria. Now, he is in his 4th semester of Civil Engineering at TUM. His path so far was full of coincidences and happy turns.
The president of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Wolfgang A. Herrmann, has called for a stronger culture of academic financial aid in Germany. Speaking at the TUM-hosted annual assembly of the national Deutschlandstipendium scholarship program, Herrmann added that a strong sense of community at universities is a prerequisite for this development. TUM has organized more than 500 scholarships from approximately 100 sponsors that include former scholarship recipients and even a collective effort by the current scholars. German Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka remarked that the Deutschlandstipendium had in the meantime become firmly established in the community.
While students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Christian Schmied and Stephan Wolf received a Deutschlandstipendium from the national scholarship program. Now the two are financing scholarship grants themselves, even though they are still only beginning their respective careers. And they are also helping "their" scholars with their studies. TUM is the first university where former Deutschlandstipendium holders are now sponsoring scholarships, and current students are already sure they will follow this example.
The 2016 Paralympics in Rio are Vanessa Bui’s big dream. The TUM student and passionate archer is currently preparing intensively for the qualifications. She is a student of Computer Science at TUM and has been granted a “Deutschlandstipendium”-scholarship. In an interview for TUMstudinews, she talks about how she manages to balance her hobby and her studies.
A moving biography: Aashish Pokhrel is from Nepal. The fact that he is now studying at TUM isn’t something that can be taken for granted. A political revolution changed the course of his life quite early. In an interview with TUMstudinews, he reports on his life’s journey from an SOS Children’s Village to Munich.