There is a wide variety of scholarships which offer opportunities in different fields. For further information, please see our info flyer “Scholarships for almost everyone”.

Depending on the selection process of each scholarship, students can apply directly or be recommended by an organization. Most scholarship programs are based upon excellent academic merit, either in your secondary school or at university, as well as your social and/or political commitments. Apart from financial support, scholarship holders frequently receive non-material support in terms of advice, knowledge transfer and networking possibilities with the scholarship organizations.

Deutschlandstipendium ("Germany Scholarship")

HMKW has been taking part in the Deutschlandstipendium program since the winter term 2015. We are happy to offer the scholarship again this academic year. Anyone planning to study, or currently studying, a full-time program (Bachelor or Master) at HMKW can apply for the scholarship:

Applicants who possess a superior academic record as well as special social and/or political commitments are eligible to apply. Another criterion is the compensation of a social disadvantage by the applicant.

Scholarship holders receive 300,- EUR monthly starting October 2018 for the duration of one year (the scholarship holder will also receive this stipend if he/she decides to spend a semester during the year abroad with the ERASMUS program). If you plan to combine the Deutschlandstipendium with another kind of scholarship, please read this paper (in German only). BAföG monies, child subsidies and accommodation allowances are not affected.

A HMKW scholarship committee will choose the winners after the application deadline. For more information, please contact our study advisory team at studienberatung (at) with the subject heading “Deutschlandstipendium”.


In order to apply for one of the 11 Deutschlandstipendium scholarships for the winter semester 2020/21, please send in the application form (pdf) that will be available here on the website on April 1, 2020. Only complete applications will be considered.

Hand in as well the following documents:

  • motivational letter
  • cv
  • copy of the university entrance qualification
  • transcript of records
  • copy of the first graduate degree (if already available) or 2-3 performance records (if the diploma isn't available yet)

if relevant:

  • copies of certifications, prizes, scholardships
  • records of voluntary, social or political involvement
  • records of the medical care of relatives or own children
  • recards of illnesses, handicaps or disabilities

Applications can be sent in exclusively via e-mail to m.groeger (at) from April 1, 2020 to August 15, 2020 (each document as one pdf as named in the application form, with a maximum document size of 6 MB).


The winners for the winter semester 2019/20 are: 

  • Frau Jasmin Koch
  • Herr Robin Terrana
  • Frau Annika Möller
  • Frau Melek Müller
  • Frau Lisa Pommerening
  • Frau Patricia Hilger
  • Herr Przemek Kaminski
  • Frau Sonia Chien
  • Frau Christina Hernekamp
  • Frau Parima Rangsipol
  • Frau Julia Harz


Foundations and scholarship databases

Prospective as well as enrolled students can apply for various scholarships. There are several websites that may help finding the right scholarship for you:

Selection of Foundations

Cusanuswerk - Bischöfliche Studienförderung -

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk -

Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst -

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung -

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung -

Hanns-Seidel- Stiftung -

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung -

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung -

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung -

Stiftung Begabtenförderung berufliche Bildung -

Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft -

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes -