BTU is taking part in the „Deutschlandstipendium“!

In the framework of the new scholarship programme of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the BTU Cottbus has been awarding students with the so-called “Deutschlandstipendium” since the summer term of 2011.

Basic features of the scholarship programme

  • Matching funds principle: 50:50 financial support from third-parties and a federal grant (BMBF)
  • Scholarship funds are raised by the university through donations from companies, foundations, and  private persons; the federal government contributes an additional 150 €, leading to a standard scholarship rate of 300 € per month.
  • In the final stage of the scholarship’s development, 8% of a university’s students should be able to receive a scholarship. It is intended for there to be a gradual increase. The programme started in the summer term of 2011 with financial support available for a maximum of 0.45% of the total student body.
  • Private donations may be appropriated to specific purposes (e.g. by naming a study programme), however, these appropriated donations may only make up 2/3 of the new scholarships to be awarded in a calendar year while the remaining 1/3 may not be bound to specific study programmes.
  • Minimum scholarship period is 1 year; maximum = normal study period, as fixed in the study regulations.
  • The scholarship is awarded based on students’ aptitude, merit, and dedication.
  • Income does not play a role in the awarding of the scholarship. The scholarship will not offset BAföG and does not need to be paid back.
  • A selection committee chooses the scholarship recipients.

Scholarships will not be awarded to:

  • students holding scholarships from the Begabtenförderungswerke (German sponsorship organisation for the academically gifted) or DAAD (German academic exchange service), unless the merit-based grant for material support does not exceed 30 € per month.

Information Sheet

The deadline for application for a Deutschlandstipendium for the winter semester 2019/20 was in July 2019. The scholarships for the winter semester 2019/20 will be awarded during the ceremonial opening of the new academic year on 30 September 2019.

The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg awards the Deutschlandstipendium solely every winter semester. The call for application for a scholarship for the winter semester 2020/21 will be expected at the earliest in June 2020.

Information for scholarship holders

Information on applying for an extension of financial support in the framework of the Deutschlandstipendium Programme for the winter Semester

List of sponsors winter semester 2018/19 Funding period: winter semester 2018/2019 and summer semester 2019

ARCUS Planung + Beratung Bauplanungsgesellschaft mbH
BASF Schwarzheide GmbH
Deutsche Bahn AG
DB Privat- und Firmenkundenbank AG
envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG (enviaM)
Herr Ulrich Freese
Institut für Umwelttechnik und Recycling Senftenberg e.V.
LEAG - Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG & Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG
PSD Bank Berlin-Brandenburg eG
Rotary Club Cottbus
Stiftung der BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH
VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V.