Programme Description

In 2015 the German University Foundation DUS launched the Welcome scholarship programme for students at German higher-education institutions who are refugees. It is based on a unique concept: on-site teaching staff mentor scholars in a one-on-one approach in the candidates’ respective subject areas. The DUS acts as a mediator between the teaching staff and the scholars. In addition, the scholarship offers workshops (on time- and learning management skills, how to put together a presentation, rhetoric or business etiquette), coachings, networking opportunities, potential analyses, specialist meetings and symposia and a book allowance to promote the scholars’ academic success and facilitate their access to the German labour market.

Scholarship Value

  • placement with a locally based university teacher of the candidate’s subject area as a mentor
  • obligatory biannual seminars aimed at developing core skills in the following fields: mentoring as a chance and a mission, self- and learning management skills, how to put together presentations and present oneself, job application training, business etiquette and communication, intercultural competence
  • additional seminars on an optional basis
  • participation in academic events (i.e. the symposium by the German Association of University professors and Lecturers, DHV) as well as active involvement in relevant networks
  • compensation for travel expenses to seminars and other trips in connection with the Welcome programme
  • scholars are entitled to a book allowance of EUR 600 per year unless they hold a full scholarship by another institution

Application Papers

Please submit your application together with a scholarship motivation letter (one page at most), detailing your expectations concerning the programme, a resume in table format (two pages max.), certificates, and your enrolment certificate as a PDF file exclusively via e-mail to Frau Simone Geerdsen

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