More Than ¤1 Million in Funding for 2024

Photo: Universität Hamburg / Esfandiari The 2024 award ceremony has adopted the
Photo: Universität Hamburg / Esfandiari The 2024 award ceremony has adopted the motto ’aufWACHSEN: Chancen weitergeben’ (Growing up-passing on opportunities).

This year, 280 students at Universität Hamburg will receive Deutschlandstipendium funding. This is a new record, as is the funding amount, which-in 2024-has exceeded €1 million for the first time. The scholarship holders will be officially greeted on 15 February.

With 280 funding recipients, the number of individuals to have received the Deutschlandstipendium at Universität Hamburg since its introduction in 2015 increases to 1,475. The funding is aimed at particularly talented and committed students students irrespective of their degree program. The scholarship holders receive funding of €300 per month, half of which is provided by businesses, foundations, associations, and private individuals. The other half is covered by the federal government and the Federal State of Hamburg.

Thanks to the generous commitment of 93 sponsors, this year, Universität Hamburg is able to provide more than €1 million in funding for the first time. Moreover, there are supporters involved in the extensive accompanying program, which offers the scholarship holders and sponsors numerous opportunities to network and exchange.

Members of the media are welcome to attend the

2024 Deutschlandstipendium award ceremony on Thursday, 15 February 2024, at 6:30 pm in the Anna Siemsen Lecture Hall, Von-Melle-Park 8, 20146 Hamburg.

The ceremony will see the new funding recipients officially greeted and receive a certificate. The University president, Hauke Heekeren, will open proceedings with a welcoming speech. The award-winning duo Con:trust, themselves former Deutschlandstipendium funding recipients, will provide the music. During the reception afterwards, sponsors and funding recipients will have time to talk to each other.

Hauke Heekeren, president of Universität Hamburg: -The development of the Deutschlandstipendium at Universität Hamburg is impressive, and it is more than just a scholarship: it is an instrument of social commitment and contributes to forging links between us as a flagship university and the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Opening to the general public is a central goal, and the scholarship contributes significantly to the sustainability of our society by supporting talented young people and, thus, educating the specialists of tomorrow. I would like to express my gratitude to all the sponsors, because thanks to them, the program now has €1 million.

All visitors to the event are also invited to shape a pop-up exhibition: Zeitreise des aufWACHSENs will compile photos of milestones in individuals- educational biographies. Whether it’s a proud pose with a Schultüte on the first day of school or the moment of relief when being presented with the doctorate certificate, all contributions are welcome.

Read more about the Deutschlandstipendium at Universität Hamburg.