Information for Students

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Are you studying or planning to study at the University of Potsdam, you have outstanding academic achievements and you show honorary commitment? Then apply for the Potsdam University Scholarship.

The Potsdam University Scholarship (USP) is part of the Deutschlandstipendium programme. The Deutschlandstipendium is a funding program at the national level that was established by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The aim of the initiative is to develop a new scholarship culture in Germany. Talented students receive support, social engagement is appreciated and simultaneously, these students become visible as potential experts or managers for companies, foundations, and other organizations.

Companies, foundations, and private persons typically pay € 150 each month for at least one year to fund a Germany Scholarship. The federal government matches this donation with € 150 each month. This amounts to € 3,600 per scholarship and per year of university study.

The Scholarship

  • is 300 € per month for at least one year,
  • is independent from you income,
  • is combinable with the BAFöG,
  • will also be payed during a subject-related stay abroad,
  • does not have to be repaid.

Eligibility criteria

  • You are enrolled at the University of Potsdam.
  • You have excellent academic achievements.
  • You are socially engaged and / or have to cope with circumstances that have aggravated your educational biography.
  • You will not exceed the standard period of study during the entire eligibility period, unless there are serious reasons.


  • The application phase for the Potsdam University Scholarship has already closed for 2021. All scholarships for the winter semester 2021/22 and summer semester 2022 have already been awarded. You are welcome to apply again next year in July for a scholarship starting in October 2022 on our website via an online application process.
Special Format Denkfabrik

Apply for Our Special Scholarship Format: Denkfabrik

In the Denkfabrik you have the opportunity to research exciting topics together with other students and scientists! Here we explain this newly designed format.