The next set of scholarships for the Social Scholarship will be issued in Winter semester 2018/19.
The application end date for Winter semester 2018/19 is August 31, 2018.
Please do not send us any documents after the application end date, without our explicit request from us as we can no longer consider them.
The following persons may apply to receive the scholarship:
Requirements for application among these target groups are that they are verifiably in critical financial or personal circumstances that endanger an applicant’s ability to be admitted to college or to continue their college studies and can demonstrate at least satisfactory academic performance in high school or college.
Disqualifiers for application:
You can find out more whether you are eligible for a scholarship in the Sponsorship Guidelines, which contains in full detail the criteria necessary to be sponsored by Studienfonds OWL with a Social Scholarship.
Please do not write to faculty members or secretaries regarding the Social Scholarship. Teacher recommendations are neither needed nor desired for the application and will not be considered in the selection process.
The application for a Social Scholarship is to be sent in writing by email or printed out and sent by post. Please send all of your application documents in a single compiled PDF document (max. 5 MB) with your name as its file name. An important document for the application is the Guide to Applying for the Social Scholarship. The participation form included in the document must be printed out, signed, and sent by post. Moreover, the guide contains other important information regarding application.
Please send your application by email to:
Please send your participation form to:
Stiftung Studienfonds OWL
z. Hd. Sandra Haberland
Warburger Str. 100
It is important to know that all applications, even those sent in far prior to the application end date, are examined after the application end date. There is therefore no advantage to sending in a hurried application. Therefore, we recommend you give particular attention to the quality and the well-executed preparation of your documents. Furthermore, you can use the time to ask your college’s Career Service for tips about applying. You can find information about the Career Service at your college on its respective website.
After we have received your application, we will send you a confirmation of receipt by email. Since only complete applications that have been submitted on time will be considered, please do not send any documents after the application end date.
Studienfonds OWL accepts the applications and checks to see if they fulfill the formal criteria. Next, all applications are assessed and evaluated by the relevant selection committee. Applicants’ data is treated confidentially. Please also read the ‘Privacy notice’ in the Guide to Applying for the Social Scholarship.
The selection committee for the Social Scholarships is composed of five students from the five colleges that participate in the Studienfonds OWL. The committee examines the applications sent to them and recommends the applicants they consider most qualified to the foundation board. Based on the recommendations, the board finally decides which students it will grant scholarships to. The applicants are then notified in writing by the office of the results.
Application interviews do not take place.
The most important criteria for granting this need-based scholarship is pressing financial or personal need or hardship that endangers an applicant’s ability to begin or continue their college studies.
Severe disability also qualifies as a hardship; those severely disabled will be favored in cases of otherwise equal eligibility. Applicants’ social involvement is considered of secondary importance in the selection process.