Promoting young talent with the Germany Scholarship

Since the winter semester 2011/ 2012, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), together with private sponsors, has been funding gifted and high-performing students at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen within the framework of the Germany scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium). Already 216 students are supported university-wide, 29 of them are currently studying at the Faculty of Business and Economics.

This is how the scholarship works: With a donation of 1,800 euros, you as a sponsor can finance a Germany scholarship. Each scholarship holder receives a fixed monthly grant of 300 euros or 3,600 euros per year. One half is paid by private sponsors, the other half by the BMBF.

As a sponsor, you can support directly, personally and individually. For example, you can decide in which faculties and study programmes you would like to support young talents. In addition, you have the opportunity to network with the university and the region and raise the profile of your company. You are also welcome to make contacts with the Faculty of Business and Economics. Our more than 30 professors conduct research on issues such as international competitiveness and economic relations, energy efficiency and sustainability, innovation management, risk management and company valuation, or information security. They are always open to new cooperation opportunities.

As a private individual, you can also support young students and donate to a Germany scholarship - even partial amounts. All incoming donations are collected in a Germany scholarship fund. Whenever a sum of 1,800 euros is reached, another scholarship can be awarded to the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. All donations are tax deductible. Of course, you will receive a receipt without being asked.

If you have any further questions about the scholarship programme or would like to award a scholarship, you are welcome to contact the Faculty's Representative for Communication and Marketing or Jennifer Odyja of the University's Cooperation and Innovation Office. The scholarships are awarded every year.

Further information can also be found at:

Thank you very much for your support.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schumann, Dean