There are many young talents among the 26,000 students at TU Darmstadt who have to offer a lot apart from their excellent academic work. This is what both company representatives and private individuals have realized and therefore give financial support to our talents right from the start.
According to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research these are exactly the talents who are to receive the Deutschlandstipendium (national scholarship). The Ministry promises to award 390 Deutschlandstipendien to TU Darmstadt students in the upcoming term. As soon as a sponsor has promised to pay half a scholarship amount the Ministry will contribute the other half.
70 % of all corporate scholarship sponsors have been able to convince their scholarship recipients to either start working or to do a placement or a bachelor's/master's thesis with the sponsor. This is why the Deutschlandstipendium has become a meaningful tool for students and corporate sponsors to get in touch.
However, not only large cooperations support the Deutschlandstipendium. Five scholarships could be financed through smaller donations from many private individuals. Whether the donors are companies, private individuals, benefactors or former members of the university, they are all united by one goal with the Deutschlandstipendium – they want to make young talents fit for the future.
1.2 Million Euros to Students
TU Darmstadt supporting 345 young talents with the Deutschlandstipendium
The Deutschlandstipendium works according to the fifty-fifty principle: Half of the monthly benefit which is 150 euros comes from the federal government. For the other half, also 150 euros, the TU must find financiers – entrepreneurs, private individuals, foundations. The TU Darmstadt is one of the top five among 287 universities participating in the Deutschlandstipendium and it has always been one of the five most successful universities in finding sponsors.
In the sixth year of the Deutschlandstipendium program, the mix of those who grant scholarships has changed. At the start in 2011, especially large corporations participated in the program to show their social commitment to young academics and to recruit young talents. Their number declined in 2016 – the reason why there were 32 scholarships less than in the previous year. On the other hand, the number of foundations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, which now support the scholarship program, has grown by 33%. Medium-sized enterprises intend to strengthen their CSR strategy and their personnel recruiting efforts through their sponsorship.
The following institutions do sponsor a Deutschlandstipendium 2017/2018:
- arcadis Germany GmbH
- Berufsbildungswerk Philipp Jakob Wieland
- Bickhardt Bau AG
- Carlo und Karin Giersch-Stiftung an der TU Darmstadt
- Faber Bau GmbH
- KSB AG
- Schenck RoTec GmbH
- Sigi und Hans Meder Stiftung
- STRABAG AG