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”.


We would like to sincerely thank Lotum Media for sponsoring a one-fund scholarship for the B.A. Game Design and Interactive Media program.


We sincerely thank Trainings-Online GmbH for sponsoring a scholarship.


Here you find the application documents to apply for the Deutschlandstipendium for the winter semester 2023/24.

Application deadline: August 07, 2023
Please send applications only by email to: m.groeger(at]

The following documents are required for the application. The files should be named as indicated in the application form (see page 3):

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • University entrance qualification/Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or similar (copy)
  • Transcript of records (list of courses attended and examination results).
  • If applicable, copy of your first university degree (if you have already graduated) or 2/3 proof (if you have not yet received your degree certificate)
  • Application form

If applicable:

  • Evidence of awards, prizes, scholarships
  • Proof of voluntary, social or political commitment
  • Proof of caring for relatives or own children
  • Evidence of illness, disability, impairment

Notes for the application:
Only complete applications that meet the specified application form will be accepted (See page 3 in the application form)!

  • only PDF files will be accepted (no JPGs, Word files or similar)
  • maximum total size: 6 MB
  • The application form and the other documents to be submitted must be submitted as individual PDFs.
  • Collective folders will not be accepted.
  • The PDF files must be labeled exactly as specified (see p. 3).
  • For documents to be submitted, also see p. 3 in the PDF.
  • Only complete applications can be considered.
  • Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered.
  • The date of receipt of the e-mail in the HMKW mailbox counts for the expiry of the application deadline, not the date of sending in the applicant's outbox.
  • Corresponding original documents must only be submitted upon request.
  • There is no legal claim.

Winners will be announced on the HMKW website starting 10/09/2023 and winners will be announced at the enrollment ceremony for the winter semester 23/24. A written award notification will only be sent to the winners.


The winners for the academic year 2022/2023 are:

    Mr. Max Beckmann
    Ms. Chelsea Gröper
    Ms. Louisa Müller
    Ms. Sharmini Sivanathan



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