Do you have questions about the Deutschlandstipendium?
The law does not allow private donors to have a direct influence on the choice of applicants. In order for you to be able to get to know your scholarship holders beforehand, however, you will receive the motivational letter and curriculum vitae of the candidates in advance, if they have given their consent.
The selection of scholarship holders is carried out in two stages in the departments. In the first stage, the academic achievements are the determining criterion. In the second stage, the applicants are asked to submit additional application documents that are not related to achievements. These additional criteria are their personal background and career so far, social commitment, willingness to take on responsibility, or particular social, family or personal circumstances resulting, for example, from their family background or a migrant background.
TU Darmstadt’s scholarship holders would very much like to get to know their individual donors. During the scholarship holders’ ceremony at the latest, which is expected to take place on 27 January 2016, you will get to know your scholarship holders in person. Provided the scholarship holders give their consent, we will send you the students’ contact details.
The commitment to provide support is made in writing between TU Darmstadt and you as a donor. The commitment lasts for at least two semesters, i.e. one year. Beyond that, the scholarship holders can apply again each year. For this, the applicants’ achievements are examined once more. The maximum duration of support is the prescribed period of study. A more long-term commitment on the part of the donors is therefore desirable.
Listed here you can find the different options for supporting students.
Yes, it is possible for the donor to be named in connection with the Deutschlandstipendium as follows: “Deutschlandstipendium of company XY / person XY at TU Darmstadt”. Directly naming the scholarship after the donor (e.g. “Company X Deutschlandstipendium” or “N. N. scholarship”) is possible, but this may have consequences for the tax treatment (donation or sponsorship).
All donations for the Deutschlandstipendium are deductible within the scope of tax provisions in Germany. For amounts of up to 200 euros, the deposit slip is adequate as proof for the German tax office. Please be sure to state the payment reference. Of course, we will send you a donation receipt in accordance with the tax requirements.
TU Darmstadt commits to pass on to all donors the motivational letters and curricula vitae of the students in advance. Furthermore, TU Darmstadt will organise the scholarship holders’ ceremony, most likely on 27 January 2016, and will publish the donor’s name, if desired, on TU Darmstadt’s Deutschlandstipendium web page. The donor is free to use the Deutschlandstipendium logo in their communication. The donor receives a charitable donation certificate from central administration.