Germany scholarship program ("Deutschlandstipendium")

Application for a Germany scholarship - application period: May 5th through May 19th, 2021

Potential students and students of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences who are enrolled at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences on September 1st of the year of the award can apply who achieve above average grades and/or are engaged in volunteer work – for instance at the university, in parties, associations, groups, religious communities or charitable organizations. Therefore it is advisable to be able to demonstrate some sort of social engagement or charity work. Any special needs should also be described in the application. This year, applicant need and financial situation will be particularly taken into account when awarding open scholarships.

Even if you do not fulfill all of the criteria indicated in the guidelines in some circumstances (outstanding grades, engagement, need) or do not feel you are “deserving of a scholarship,” we expressly encourage you to apply. Especially for degree program-specific scholarships, it is possible that the degree desired by the funding agency may have few students, meaning that students in this program have a very good chance to receive a scholarship.

The 2021 advertisement is available here.

Applications for the Germany scholarship must be submitted online during the application period from 05th to 19th May, 2021.

The link to the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences application portal is available here.

Due to the current situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, no info stands will be held this year.

University Advancement will be offering informational events via Zoom on 05/10 and 05/18 at 9:30 AM for general information and questions regarding the application. You can find the link here.

In addition, you can ask your own individual questions regarding the application by phone during the following hours (Tel. 0541 969 7278):

  • Fri 07.05. 11.00 h – 14.00 h
  • Wed 12.05. 11.00 h – 14.00 h
  • Mon 17.05. 14.00 h – 17.00 h
  • Wed 19.05. 14.00 h – 17.00 h

University Advancement can be contacted via e-mail at any time:

Germany scholarship program ("Deutschlandstipendium")

Under the Germany Scholarships program German universities engage in fundraising to sponsor their own students. The universities are to find businesses and institutions as sponsors and the federal government matches their contributions. The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences successfully participates in the program since 2011 and is one of Germany's most successful university at fund raising for Germany scholarships from companies, foundations, institutions and private individuals.

It offers many of its students the opportunity to receive financial (3,600 euros/year) and intellectual support (for instance through internships, mentoring programs) from their respective funders. Many of our sponsors also support Germany Scholarship holders through concurrent mentoring programmes, networking events and internships. Every student can apply several years in a row.

Application information

In order to apply for the program, you must be enrolled at our university on September 1st. It is not required to be enrolled at the date of your application. Please contact the Center for International Students for more information about deadlines, etc.

In addition to academic achievement, the criteria for selecting scholarship recipients include social commitment and personal achievements, such as a student overcoming challenges or obstacles in his or her social or family background.


Frequencly asked questions


Corporate contact

Jan Lukaßen
Head of University Advancement
Managing Director of the Stiftung für angewandte Wissenschaften Osnabrück
Managing Director of the Fördergesellschaft der Hochschule Osnabrück e.V.

Telephone: +49 (0)541 969-3254


Sonja Rohling
Registrar's office for University Advancement

Telephone: +49 (0)541 969-3595

Contact for students

Nina Löber, B.A.
University Advancement

Telephone: +49 (0)541 969-7278

Contact for questions about filling out the application form

Kerstin Frodl
Center for international students

Telephone: +49 (0)541 969-2066

Postal address

Hochschule Osnabrück
Postfach 1940
49009 Osnabrück