Germany ScholarshipSelection process

Selection criteria

For new students and undergraduate students in their second subject-related semester: overall grade average on the university entrance qualification.

For master’s students in the first and second subject-related semester: final grade of completed degree programme.

For students in the third subject-related semester or higher: previous aca­demic performance, especially the results of an orientation exam, interme­diate exam, pre-degree exam, or Part One of the Medical Licensing Exam.

Other considerations in evaluating the overall potential of the applicant include:

  • Special achievements such as awards and prizes
  • Completion of professional training
  • Voluntary internships
  • A volunteer activity over a longer period of time, especially for a societal, social, higher-education or political cause
  • Special personal or family circumstances, especially if the applicant has a chronic illness or disability; is raising children, especially as a single parent; is caring for immediate family members; has lost one or both parents; has course-related employment; is employed in the family business; or has a non-academic or migrant background.

The various selection criteria are weighted as follows:

  • 60% for academic performance
  • 20% for personal and family circumstances such as disability or chronic illness or family obligations
  • 20% for volunteer work, awards, voluntary internships or completed professional training

Scholarship selection committee

Members of the scholarship selection committee include:

  • The president of the university or his or her appointed representative (as committee chair)
  • Three deans of study or their appointed representatives
  • The Equal Opportunities Commissioner
  • Three professors
  • One academic staff member
  • Two students