Become a donor

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Thanks to our 19 sponsors, 74 university-scholarships can be awarded by the University of Potsdam this year.

Would you like to become a sponsor of a Germany Scholarship?

Supporting young and talented people so that they can stay focused on their studies: this is the idea behind the Germany Scholarship, which was created in the summer of 2010 by the federal government. The scholarships encourage young people, regardless of their background, to take up their studies and complete them successfully. The aim of the initiative is also to develop a new scholarship culture in Germany. Talented students receive support and simultaneously become visible as potential experts or managers for companies, foundations, and other organizations.

Companies, foundations, and private persons 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.

Who receives support?

The University of Potsdam wants to use the Germany Scholarship to support students who have outstanding grades (whether at school or university) and are in the standard period of study. International students, or students with special biographical challenges, can also receive support through a Germany Scholarship.

What advantages do you have as a sponsor?

  • As a supporter, you are demonstrating responsibility by enabling the development of young talented students and of the future of our city and region.
  • You are helping to keep future experts in the country, thereby increasing Germany’s prospects in international competition.
  • We are inviting you to our celebration so that you can meet the students you have supported in person.
  • We mention your name in publications by the University of Potsdam.
  • Every donation is tax-deductible. For amounts up to € 200, the Tax Office only requires the submission of your bank records. For amounts over € 200, we will send you a donation receipt.

Your funding opportunities

Alumni & Friends - FUNDS - from 150 euros

You make a one-time donation of at least 150 euros to our scholarship fund. As soon as 1,800 euros are reached, this fund will be used to award a scholarship at the University of Potsdam.


Starting at 1,800 euros, you can take over an annual scholarship for one student. The Federal Ministry doubles the amount of your donation. You can decide which faculty the funded students come from or you can award a scholarship that is not tied to a specific subject.

PERFECT MATCH - 9,000 euros

The University of Potsdam offers the "Perfect Match" with the support of at least five students. Through a special selection process, we make it possible to match donors and scholarship holders exactly. If you wish, you can give the scholarship its own name.

SMART ROOM - 21,000 euros

With the "Smart Room", you support ten students from the same subject or from a subject area you specify. In close cooperation with you, the University of Potsdam organizes four to six continuing education formats for the scholarship holders per year.

THINK TANK - 44,000 euros

With the Potsdam University Scholarship Think Tank you are supporting 20 students with a very special format. The best students work in interdisciplinary teams with renowned scientists on complex issues of our time. You can choose the name, the topic of your think tank and the fields of study of the scholarship holders yourself.


Would you like to become a sponsor?

Would you like to become a sponsor of the university scholarship? Do you have further questions or ideas? Then you are welcome to contact us. We would like to help you design the University of Potsdam's scholarship program.



University of Potsdam, President's Office
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