TU Ilmenau awards 45 German-scholarships - more than ever before
The Technische Universität Ilmenau is awarding Germany scholarships to 45 students in the 2022/23 academic year - more than ever before. The scholarships will be presented to the scholarship holders by the sponsors on November 17 at 4 p.m. in the Audimax of the TU Ilmenau. Two award ceremonies will also take place during the event: The Prize for Intercultural Commitment, jointly offered by the City of Ilmenau and the TU Ilmenau, and the DAAD Prize for Outstanding Achievement by International Students at German Universities will be awarded. Representatives of the media are cordially invited to the event.
In the federal program, students whose careers indicate outstanding achievements in their studies and careers are supported for one year with a Germany scholarship of 300 euros per month. Half of the funding comes from voluntary sponsors - companies, foundations, associations and private individuals - and the other half from the federal government. This year, 19 companies, foundations, associations and private individuals made it possible to award scholarships to 45 students.TU Ilmenau has been involved in the federal program since it began in 2011. A total of 475 Germany scholarships have been awarded in the past eleven years.
Prize for Intercultural Commitment of the City of Ilmenau and the TU Ilmenau
The Prize for Intercultural Commitment of the City of Ilmenau and the TU Ilmenau 2022, endowed with 500 euros, recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding services to the integration and support of foreign citizens. This year, the prize goes to Chikita Rini Lengkong. The Indonesian student in the master's program Media and Communication Science receives the prize for her efforts to connect people and bring others closer to her native culture. For example, as coordinator of the Education and Culture section of the Indonesian Student Association in Thuringia, she organized the "Close the Gap!" event in Ilmenau's city center, bringing students and residents closer together. Chikita Rini Lengkong is also active in the Children's and Youth University, she supported the multicultural Christmas party at the TU Ilmenau and the "Neighbors with Heart" campaign of the Ilmenau Housing Association.
DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements by international students at German universities
Every year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards the DAAD Prize to non-German students who are completing their studies in Germany and have distinguished themselves through special academic achievements and remarkable social or intercultural commitment. This year, the DAAD Prize 2022, endowed with 1,000 euros, will be awarded to Viveka Venkatramana Bhat, a student in the master's program in Communications and Signal Processing. In addition to his outstanding academic achievements, the Indian student is an active member of the Indian Cultural Organization at TU Ilmenau, he accompanies new foreign students on their first steps at the university in the university's buddy program, and he advises prospective students via social media about studying in Germany.
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