How to apply for the Deutschlandstipendium

Application Period: July 1st - August 31st

Requirements & Application Process

Who can apply?

Application Criteria

Any student enrolled for one of the study programmes at Trier University of Applied Sciences can apply for the Deutschlandstipendium. You have to be within your standard period of study (Regelstudienzeit) and your studies should continue for at least two semesters (the period for which the sholarship is awarded). The standard period of study may only be exceeded due to serious reasons (such as disability, pregnancy, childcare, or study time abroad). In this case, you must hand in an extra letter describing your case along with your other application documents.

The main criteria in the selection process are: academic achievement, social commitment, and your private circumstances. This means that your grades should be above average. Further qualifications (such as degrees and training prior to your university studies, awards, internships) are also counted as academic achievement. Social commitment includes every action that is not primarily aimed at one's own advantage but at the benefit of society in general or groups within. The scholarship aims to support students who achieve academic success under difficult personal circumstances - be it that they have a history of migration, have to support themselves with jobs, are affected by health issues, or have children of their own.

The three main criteria possess different weight in the selection process:

  • academic achievement: 60 %
  • social commitment: 20 %
  • personal circumstances: 20 %
When can I apply?

Application Period

You can apply for the Deutschlandstipendium every year from July 1st to August 31st.

Where do I apply?

Application Portal

Applications are to be submitted via our online application platform DSTIP. The link will be provided on this website during the application period. 

Which documents do I need?

Application Requirements

Please consult the Application Agreement for the detailed list of required documents. You can download the Application Agreement from this website and the application portal.

Can I apply in English?

Language of the Application

Your application may be in German or English. If your application documents are in a third language, an officially certified translation into German must be added.

The application portal DStip can be used both in German or English.

Can I reapply for the scholarship?

Reapplication Process for scholarship holders

After the period of one year, scholarship holders may reapply for the Deutschlandstipendium if they still fulfill all the criteria listed above. Reapplications can be submitted online via the application platform DSTIP from July 1st to August 31st. For your reapplication, you need your login data, which was allocated during your first registration on the platform.

Please consult the Application Agreement for Reapplications for the detailed list of required documents. You can download it from this webseite and the application portal.

May I submit a letter of recommendation?

Letters of recommendation from lecturers can be handed in voluntarily, they are not mandatory. They can earn you an extra point in the "academic suitability" section.

There are no content or formal requirements for letters of recommendation; reasons for the recommendation and the recommendation itself can be recorded in an informal letter.

Please submit the letter of recommendation together with all other application documents via our online application portal. Should your lecturer as an exception prefer direct submission to us, the letter of recommendation can be sent to deutschlandstipendium(at) until the end of the application period.


Important Information for Applicants

  • Please read the Application Agreement as it contains important information about the selection process, a detailed list of all the required documents, and a statement of participation.
  • Hand in all the documents marked as mandatory - otherwise your application will be excluded from the selection process.
  • Please hand in documents to verify all your information; data without verification cannot be considered in the selection process.
  • Please begin your preparations early enough to meet the deadline - there is no option to hand in documents after August 31st.


Dr. Anne Koch

Programme Coordinator

Schneidershof J 211

54293 Trier

e-mail: a.koch(at)

phone: 0651 8103 284

Individual consultation by appointment

Need help...

...with your application?

The General Students' Committee (AStA) supports international students by offering help with the writing and understanding of documents.

In Trier contact: asta(at)

At the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld contact: asta(at)

Further information about the Deutschlandstipendium can be found on the website of the Bundesminsterium für Bildung und Forschung.

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