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The University Scholarship Potsdam (USP) is part of the Deutschlandstipendium program, a national funding, 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 are supported, social commitment is honored, and at the same time, students are made visible as potential experts or managers for companies, foundations, and other organizations.

Companies, foundations, and individuals pay € 150 each month for at least one year to fund one Germany Scholarship. The federal government matches this donation with € 150 each month. This amounts to € 3,600 per scholarship and per year for one student.

The Scholarship

  • is 300 € per month for at least one year,
  • is independent of income,
  • can be combined with 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 funding period, unless there are serious reasons.
  • Corona regulation: by not counting the summer semester 2020, the winter semester 2020/21, the summer semester 2021 and the winter semester 2021/22 towards the standard period of study, the standard period of study is extended by four semesters, provided you were enrolled in all four semesters. Consequently, the maximum funding period, which is linked to the standard period of study of the degree program, will also be postponed by up to four semesters.


  • The application phase for the University Scholarship starts July 1 until July 21, 2024.
  • Please make sure to upload your "uni-assist"-grade that indicates your average in the German grading system


Online application phase for students and first-year students 1 - 21 July 2024
Selection of scholarship holders July - September
Dispatch of the award notifications to the scholarship holders From beginning of October
Digital Onboarding Event 8 November 2024
Scholarship Ceremony 15 November 2024

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University Scholarship Potsdam



Universität Potsdam
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam