Interested students can find the call for applications and more information during the application period here.
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.
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.
The Germany scholarship is 300 euros monthly, granted for an initial period of one year. It is not offset against BAföG payments or the student's own earnings.
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.
Please note that a separate motivation letter is not required. Likewise, no certification of verifications or credentials is required. Furthermore, verifications of volunteer positions or further personal information are not required. The university reserves the right to request original copies in some instances. Furthermore, the university reserves the right to review non-verified information (in particular on volunteer work) if the application is successful.
Applications for the Germany scholarship must be submitted online during the application period. The next application period will be from May 3 to May 17, 2023.
The link to the application portal for the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences will be available here during the application period.
The general application portal page is available here.
You can find the link here during the application period.
Students who are already receiving a talent and performance-based scholarship equal to or exceeding an average monthly total of 30 euros cannot receive the Germany scholarship. Furthermore, students enrolled in dual, part-time or integrated occupational degree programs, and students in continued training degree programs are excepted from funding.
There is no legal claim to a scholarship.
Note: Due to § 72 para. 16 NHG, the provisions on exceeding the standard period of study in § 3 and 10 of the guidelines of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences currently do not apply. Applications for funding above the standard period of study must only be submitted after being requested to do so by the University Advancement.
CV, module overview Master's applicant/graduates or university entrance qualification (see question on average grade), enrollment certificate for the upcoming winter semester, any certifications for volunteer engagement. Documents must also be submitted in an anonymized version for the application to be considered complete. Voluntary certifications, such as certifications of engagement, will only be submitted to funders if they are available in anonymized form. If no anonymized version is provided, certifications will not be submitted to funders.
See Sec. 7, para. 4 of the Guidelines for awarding Germany scholarships at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences; purpose-specific selection process:
“The suggesting faculty / institute can involve the funder in the selection
process on a consulting basis. To do so, the faculty / institute can transfer the relevant candidate(s)
application documents to the funder in anonymized format, if the applicants
have consented to this.”
Therefore, in order to ensure objectivity and for required data protection reasons, a second, anonymized version of the CV, grade report/certifications must be uploaded with all data blacked out that refers to the applicant. This includes your name, address, date of birth and place of birth, for example. Two copies of the attachments must be submitted (anonymized and non-anonymized). The anonymized version can be submitted to a funding organization during the selection process. The funders will receive the application form in a version anonymized by University Advancement.
No, a letter of motivation is not required. Relevant information will be requested in the online application form.
No, the application process is handled entirely online. It is not necessary to submit documents by mail. The link to the application portal is available here. https://bewerbung.dstip.de/hs-osnabrueck
Yes. The application corm can be converted to English and completed in English. This also applies to the documents to be submitted.
The university semesters include all semesters of study completed at a German university (university of applied sciences, private university, etc.), regardless of the degree program.
Degree semesters include the total semesters completed in the student's current degree program. Semesters at other universities or in other degree programs (for instance if the student has left a degree program) are not included.
Information on university and degree semesters is indicated in the enrollment certificate.
If you are applying to the university, please enter “0.”
The average grade can be calculated automatically in the OSCA portal for students in the faculties WiSo, MKT and Iul from the 1st semester and for students in the AuL faculty from the 5th semester. Please display the “Module overview Master application / graduates” in OSCA to do so, regardless of whether you are a Master’s applicant or graduate.
See Sec. 8 of the Guidelines for awarding Germany scholarships at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences; the selection criteria are
- for students in the first semester (summer semester) of a Bachelor’s degree program, also the average grade for their university entrance qualification, specifically including the individual grades relevant for the selected degree program
- for applicants for a space in a Bachelor’s degree program, the average grade for their university entrance qualification, specifically including the individual grades relevant for the selected degree program
If you do not yet have an enrollment certificate for the winter semester including your enrollment number at the time of the application, you can submit/complete the application in the applicant portal without the document. You will not be required to submit verification that you have already paid the semester fee or an enrollment certificate for the 2021 summer semester.
You can log into the portal once again during the current application period to upload your enrollment certificate later on.
If you receive the enrollment certificate after the end of the application period, please send it promptly following receipt and without a further request to do so to email@example.com.
No. See Sec. 7, of the Guidelines for awarding Germany scholarships at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences; purpose-specific selection process.
Each applicant will receive a receipt confirmation via e-mail.
See Sec. 3, of the Guidelines for awarding Germany scholarships at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences: Scholarships are not available to students who are already receiving another ability or performance-based material subsidy from an institution in accordance with Sec. 1 para. 3 or Sec. 4 para. 1 StipG, with a monthly amount of 30 EUR or more.
According to StipG Sec. 1 (2), funding is also not available to students if they receive candidate remuneration or similar public funds (payments from public funds received by student workers or marginally employed persons are excepted).
Exceptions are indicated in an overview from the BMBF: https://www.deutschlandstipendium.de/files/DStip_Uebersicht_Doppelfoerderung.pdf
No. The BAföG and Germany scholarship are complementary programs. Students can generally receive both sources of funding without deductions. The Germany scholarship is likewise not offset against your own earnings.
See Sec. 10, para. 3 of the Guidelines for awarding Germany scholarships at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences; maximum scholarship length, leave of absence:
“The scholarship will not be paid during any leave of absence from the student’s studies. This does not apply to leaves of absence due to international travel related to their studies […] If the student continues their studies after the leave of absence, upon request by the recipient the approval period will be extended by the time of the leave of absence.
- Corporate contact
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
Registrar's office for University Advancement
Telephone: +49 (0)541 969-3595
- Contact for students
Nina Löber, B.A.
Telephone: +49 (0)541 969-7278
Contact for questions about filling out the application form
Center for international students
Telephone: +49 (0)541 969-2066
- Postal address