Germany ScholarshipSelection process
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