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Deutschlandstipendium 2022

One-third of the more than 300 scholarship holders from the WiSo Faculty

The Dean of the WiSo Faculty Prof. Ulrich Thonemann wih scholarship holder Sarah Gadhoum and sponsor Christian Maurer (MLP) in front of a brick-wall

The Dean of the WiSo Faculty Prof. Ulrich Thonemann presenting the certificate to WiSo scholarship holder Sarah Gadhoum and sponsor Christian Maurer (MLP).

On 3 June 2022, around 270 scholarship holders, sponsors and university representatives celebrated the first on-site Get Together since January 2020 at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum.

Dean Prof. Ulrich Thonemann and other representatives of the WiSo Faculty were pleased to exchange ideas with the scholarship holders and to hand over the certificates. All scholarships are made possible by committed companies as well as associations, foundations, private individuals, guest students and alumni of the university. More than 150 sponsors and donors are committed to providing a good academic education for young people at the University of Cologne.

Half of the Deutschlandstipendium is financed by public funds, half by private donors. The University of Cologne awarded over 300 scholarship places this year. One-third of these went to students of the WiSo Faculty. Since 2009, a total of 3,671 scholarship holders have been supported with over thirteen million euros.

In addition to good Abitur and academic performance, personal biography and social commitment play a decisive role in the selection of the scholarship applicants. Students from all degree programmes (including Bachelor's and Master's programmes) are eligible to apply.

Since the winter semester of 2021/22, 18 social scholarships and ten scholarships for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses have also been awarded. In this way, the University's scholarship programme provides targeted support for students who are dependent on financial assistance or face obstacles in their studies for other reasons.

Scholarshiop Programme at the University of Cologne