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 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.


  • The application phase for the University Scholarship for the winter semester 2022/23 and summer semester 2023 will start on July 1, 2022. More details on the online application process will follow shortly. 
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.