At a glance

Students in diploma, bachelor's and master's degree programmes at the TU Ilmenau.

Funding period:
at least one year and maximum for the duration of the standard period of study

Amount of funding:
300,- € per month

Application period for the winter semester 2022/2023:

May 15 to June 30, 2023. Enrollment in the applicant portal and document upload will be possible from June 12, 2023.


Education is one of the highest goods of our society. Among the approximately 7,000 students at TU Ilmenau are many talented individuals who will ensure the future viability of the region as well as beyond the borders of Thuringia. To ensure that financial bottlenecks do not become stumbling blocks, it is important to constantly support these talented and committed individuals. This is also the opinion of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which is why it introduced the Deutschlandstipendium at the beginning of 2011.

Under this programme, private individuals and institutions who recognise the value and benefit to society of the students to be supported donate to their education. The Deutschlandstipendium grants students a monthly grant of 300 euros, independent of their income, for a minimum of one year and a maximum of the duration of their standard period of study. Thus, scholarship holders receive a financial allowance of 3,600 euros per year, which allows them to successfully concentrate on their studies at the TU Ilmenau.

Call for proposals and selection procedure

Many students ignore the possibilities of a scholarship because they believe that their performance is not good enough or they are simply afraid of a complicated selection process even though they have all the requirements. So that such and other possible obstacles do not prevent you from applying and missing out on the chance to finance your studies with the help of the Deutschlandstipendium, important questions about the application and selection procedure are answered below.

The application takes place once a year in second / third quarter, the scholarships are awarded on 1 October of the current year. Please find the announcement here.

Applications can be submitted online via the application portal Mobility within the application period stated in the announcement.

To Application portal Mobility Online (Activation with the beginning of the application period).


Only applications that have been submitted in full will be considered. All applications that are not submitted on time or in the correct form will not be considered in the selection process. There is no legal entitlement to a Germany Scholarship!

The selection of the scholarships by the Awards Committee takes place in October.

The formal awarding of the scholarships takes place in November.

Scholarship holders are expected to participate in scholarship events and to get involved in other university events.

Scholarship holders who change to the Master 'sprogramme in the summer semester submit a new application via the application portal Mobility Online within the announced application period (see § 8 Para. 4 of the funding guidelines of the TU Ilmenau for the awarding of German scholarships at the TU Ilmenau).