Type and Extent of Funding
The scholarship will be paid in the sum of EUR 300 per month as a non-repayable grant. As a rule, the approval period is one year. An extension of the scholarship is possible within the framework of a new application.
The maximum duration of funding will be geared to the standard duration of the relevant course of study (§ 6 paragraph1 StipG). It may be extended upon application if the period of study is prolonged for serious reasons such as disability, pregnancy, care and upbringing of a child or a subject-specific stay abroad (§ 7 paragraph 1 StipG). The scholarship will not be paid during a period of leave of absence from the course of study. When studies are resumed following the leave of absence the approval period will be adjusted on application from the scholarship holder (§ 7 Abs.2 StipG).
The scholarship may not be made dependent on a consideration for the private funder or on an employer-employee relationship or declaration of intent concerning a subsequent employer-employee relationship (§ 5 paragraph 2 StipG). The scholarship does not establish an employment contract with the TUHH.
(1) The selection procedure will be conducted on the basis of applicants’ school or academic performance. Performance will be assessed as follows:
a. In the case of students in their first or second subject semester of an undergraduate course of studies assessment will be based on the grade of the university entrance qualification.
b. In the case of students in their first or second subject semester of a Master’s program, assessment will be based on the grade of the degree qualifying them for the Master’s program.
c. In the case of applications from individuals from the third subject semester, assessment will be based on the arithmetic mean of the grades obtained for the examinations passed to date, as shown in the transcript of records or a grade certificate. In the case of applications for the third subject semester, applicants must provide evidence of having obtained at least 48 CP.
d. Subject-related qualifications and achievements, such as special results, distinctions and prizes in connection with studies and previous professional activity and/or internships (§ 2 Par. 2 No. 1 StipV) will be taken into consideration in assessing performance.
(2) A further requirement for scholarship funding is evidence of at least one of the following requirements in accordance with § 2 Par. 2 Nos. 2 and 3 StipV:
a. Extracurricular engagement such as voluntary work, societal or social engagement, involvement in politics at university or otherwise, or active participation in religious communities, associations or clubs.
b. Aggravating circumstances impacting on the previous educational biography, such as:
Special personal or family circumstances such as disabilities or chronic illness, looking after ones own children, especially as a single parent, or caring for close relatives in need of care, Student jobs, non-academic family background (this family background exists if neither parent has a university degree or a
migration background. A person has a migration background if he or she was not born in the territory of the present Federal Republic of Germany and immigrated in or after 1950 and/or the person does not have German citizenship or has not been naturalized. Moreover, Germans have a migration background if one parent fulfills at least one of the foregoing conditions.
These “soft” factors must be adequately substantiated and described. It is not enough just to refer to them in the text of your applications.
Selection decisions are taken by a central Selection Board (AK) comprising one professorial member from each School of Studies and from the General Engineering faculty, along with two student members of the Academic Senate (or an appointed deputy who has not applied for a Deutschlandstipendium him- or herself).
A scholarship can only be awarded on the basis of an application submitted within the time allowed and in the prescribed form. The application must be made on an online form. The online form is only activated during the application period. Applications received after the deadline and incomplete applications cannot be considered in the procedure!
All applications must be accompanied by:
Please submit the following as attachments to the online application. You find documents a) and b) in the Bewerbungsvereinbarung_Application Agreement. Please read through this file attentively as it contains important information.
a) A signed Declaration of Participation
b) A signed Data Privacy Statement
c) A certificate of enrolment at the TUHH
d) A tabular résumé
e) Proof of performance:
University entrance qualification, in the case of foreign certificates, a translation transferable to the German system along with a conversion to the German grading system.
As of the second subject semester: a transcript of records, which you can create online. In the case of applications for the third subject semester, proof of at least 48 CP is required.
For Master’s students: BA certificate, diploma, final university examination or other graduation certificates from the first university degree
Professional qualification and work references
Other certificates, proofs of performance and qualifications such as prizes, distinctions, former scholarships, etc. (in the case of foreign certificates or other foreign-language proofs of performance, please include an officially certified translation in German or English, if applicable with conversion into the German grading system).
If you cannot provide us with an adequate conversion regarding your foreign certificates such as University entrance qualification or other graduation certificates, please contact Mrs Biewendt, STUDIS-Service, email@example.com, at least 4 working days before end of deadline.
f) If in the current or coming semester you are no longer within the prescribed standard duration of studies for your course, please include with your application a free-form application for funding beyond the regular duration of studies, stating the reasons.
Please refrain from enquiring about the status of the selection procedure. We will inform you of the result in writing.
Students granted a scholarship receive a notice of approval. The notice of approval will include:
-The amount of the scholarship
-The period for which it has been approved
-An indication that any extension of funding requires a new application
Students who have not been selected for a scholarship will receive a corresponding notice of rejection.
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