scholarship programmeFunding for Prospective Students with Enthusiasm for MINT Subjects

3 May 2021

New scholarship programme: applications open for Hans-Peter Wild Talent Scholarships

A new scholarship programme to promote talented and motivated young people who are keen to study what are known as MINT subjects is being launched at Heidelberg University. Eligible to apply are highly gifted students from Germany or abroad who wish to complete a bachelor’s or master’s programme in mathematics, computer science, a natural science discipline or an engineering subject at Ruperto Carola. The Hans-Peter Wild Talent Scholarship, endowed with 1,000 euros a month, is awarded initially for two semesters. An extension is possible. Applications are open until 15 July 2021.

Dr Hans-Peter Wild, an alumnus and Honorary Senator of Heidelberg University, designed the scholarship programme with the aim of attracting highly talented students to Ruperto Carola. “In order to cope with the current social challenges and devise good future strategies for society, we need more mathematical and technological know-how, we need convincing scientific solutions,” says Dr Wild.

The Hans-Peter Wild Talent Scholarship primarily focuses on academic performance. A precondition for applying is not to have completed a degree at Heidelberg University by the coming winter semester. On application, the funding can continue beyond the two semesters, the extension being based on the successful examination of talent and performance. Ideally, the programme aims to support scholarship holders up to the end of their degree programme. 13 scholarships are available for the 2021/2022 winter semester. Applications must be made online via a special application portal on the webpage about the scholarship programme.