The Deutschlandstipendium is a scholarship programme designed by the Federal Government of Germany and implemented in many German universities. Its aim is to provide support to high-achieving students who are socially committed. Half the scholarship is funded by the Federal Government; the other half is pledged by private sponsors (mainly companies and foundations).
Recipients of the Deutschlandstipendium are supported with 300 Euros per month for the duration of one year. In addition, the scholarship programme establishes a network of private sponsors, alumni, and scholarship holders. The personal exchange between all groups is supported by the university with events. Furthermore, some of the private sponsors invite the students they support to visit their companies or offer internships to them. For the students, participation in all these activities is voluntary.