There is a wide variety of scholarships which offer opportunities in different fields.

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 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”.

The winners for the academic year 2021/2022 are:

    Frau Nadine Allgeier
    Herr Julius Heyers
    Frau Kathleen Laux
    Frau Luisa-Maria Mrcela



Here you find the application documents to apply for the Deutschlandstipendium for the winter semester 2022/23.

Winners will be announced on the HMKW website starting 10/10/2022 and winners will be announced at the enrollment ceremony for the winter semester 22/23. A written award notification will only be sent to the winners.

The following documents are also required for the application. The files should be named as indicated in the application form (see page 3). Please attach the following documents to your application as an PDF-file (max. 6 MB total):

  • 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

Notes on applying for this scholarship

  • With a scholarship you will be supported with 300 € per month for 12 months.
  • Please send the complete application documents exclusively by e-mail to m.groeger (at)
  • Your application should be submitted in PDF format (no JPGs, Word files or similar) as individual files (maximum total size: 6 MB). The application form and other documents should be submitted as individual PDFs. Collective folders will not be accepted. The PDF files must be labeled exactly as specified (see p. 3). Please also see p. 3 in the PDF for documents required for submission.
  • Application period runs from April 1, 2022 to August 7, 2022.
  • Only complete applications can be considered. Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered. Corresponding original documents must only be submitted upon request.
  • For the expiry of the application deadline, the date of receipt of the e-mail in the HMKW mailbox counts, not the date of sending in the applicant's outbox. There is no legal claim.
    The announcement of the winners will be made on the HMKW website from October 10, 2022 and the winners will be announced at the matriculation ceremony for the winter semester 22/23. Written notification of the award will only be sent to the winners.

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 -

Testimonials from scholarship holders

„It is a unique opportunity that is so fundamental for your professional development, it is a privilege. It’s a lot of work to be able to meet the requirements but once the goal is achieved you realize how much it was worth all the effort made."
Arturo Calderón, DAAD scholarship holder and student of M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology

„I didn't expect (anymore) that I, of all people, would receive the Deutschlandstipendium. After the initial shock, however, I was very happy because I can use the financial support from the scholarship very well for my Erasmus semester abroad in Norway."
Kathleen Laux, Germany Scholarship Holder and B.A. Journalism and Corporate Communications Student