Information on the scholarship

Applying for the UDE-Stipendium

The application procedure of the UDE-Stipendium is completed. Scholarship holders were announced.

Attention: The next chance to apply is in June 2018!

Who can apply?

  • All students who are properly enrolled at the University of Duisburg-Essen and are within their regular course duration
  • Everyone who intends to study at the University of Duisburg-Essen in the winter semester 2018/19 beginning in October (immatriculation status will be checked at the beginning of the semester - immatriculation at the time of application is not necessary)
  • Unfortunately, PhD students or students of degree courses liable to fees (e.g. Educational Media) cannot apply for an UDE-scholarship in general
  • If you are not enrolled at UDE you cannot be awarded with a scholarship

Which data is required?

  • Personal data (name, address etc.)
  • Information regarding other scholarships and BAföG
  • Information regarding your (planned) course of studies at UDE and average grades, ECTS-points, and grade of graduation (e.g. Abitur)
  • Curriculum vitae on your development (education, internships etc.) and, if applicable, on possible volunteer work (please note that you might have to enter contact information for a verification of your entries)
  • Letter of motivation (2.000 characters maximum)
  • Optional information on your personal background (Can be to your advantage in the selection process)
  • Handing in any documents in paper form is not necessary unless we will ask you to provide documents later on during the selection process


What is the UDE-Stipendium?

The UDE-Stipendium is part of the Deutschlandstipendium and awards excellent students studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen with 300 € per month for an entire academic year. Funding always starts in October and lasts until September. In 2017/2018 we are happy to provide 320 scholarships.

Private donors and regional companies honor the scholarship holders together with the German federal government. Apart from the merit-based funding, scholarship holders have the chance to get into contact with donors, company representatives, and other scholarship holders. From time to time, we also offer special extracurricular meetings and excursions you can only join being a part of our scholarship program at UDE.

See the current status of our annual cycle below to find out where we are at the moment.

In case of interest in the UDE-Scholarship, feel free to take a look at our FAQs or email us to We will try to get back to you as soon as possible during our office hours.

Current status


Scholarship event


Review of enrollment

June till July

Application period UDE-Stipendium


Processing of applications received


Selection by faculties


Meeting of selection committee -> Allocation of scholarships

Early October

Review of enrollment


Announcement on allocation of scholarships


Information and welcome event