Under the Scholarship Program Act, 26,200 students received funding
Press Release # 173 of May 19, 2020
Wiesbaden – In 2019, 28,200 students received a German scholarship under the Scholarship Program Act. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of scholarship holders has increased by 3% over the previous year. Their share of all students measured against the temporary total number of students in the 2019/2020 winter semester was 1%, the same as the previous year.
Since the summer semester of 2011, Deutschlandstipendium has been used to support students whose careers promise outstanding academic and professional success. The proportion of students receiving Deutschlandstipendium should increase annually. The law sets a maximum of 8% of sponsored students.
The highest proportion of scholarship holders in Saarland
As in previous years, Saarland recorded the highest proportion of scholarship holders among all students at 1.6% in the 2019/2020 winter semester. The lowest proportions were in the states of Berlin, Hamburg and Thuringia, 0.5% each.
The number of private donors has increased by 2% over the previous year
At the rate of 300 euros per month, half of Deutschlandstipendium is funded by the federal government and half by private donors. In 2019, universities raised 29.0 million euros in funding from private donors, up 3% from the previous year. The number of donors increased by 2% to 8,020 In 2019, the funders were primarily corporations (3,030 funders with a total funding of 9.3 million euros) and other legal entities, such as registered associations, registered cooperatives or foundations private law (a total of 11.4 million euros funded by 1,980 donors).
Specialist Series 11, Series 4.6 “Scholarship program funding under the law” offers detailed results.
The Deutschlandstipendium can be accessed through a long series of Genesis-online databases (Tables 21431-0001 to 21431-0004).