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Shadow and light at the lecture hall and seminar building L. Show image information
The large windows of the cafeteria let in a lot of light and provide a beautiful view of the campus. Show image information
Strings of lights are giving some color to the campus in winter. Show image information
At the moment, winter takes its toll. But in spring, pink cherry blossoms spread their lovely charm. Show image information
Sun and shadows are creating interesting lines and shapes in combination with architectural gradients. Show image information

Winter impressions of the campus of the Paderborn University

Shadow and light at the lecture hall and seminar building L.

Photo: Paderborn University, Nora Gold

Winter impressions of the campus of the Paderborn University

The large windows of the cafeteria let in a lot of light and provide a beautiful view of the campus.

Photo: Paderborn University, Nora Gold

Winter impressions of the campus of the Paderborn University

Strings of lights are giving some color to the campus in winter.

Photo: Paderborn University, Nora Gold

Winter impressions of the campus of the Paderborn University

At the moment, winter takes its toll. But in spring, pink cherry blossoms spread their lovely charm.

Photo: Paderborn University, Nora Gold

Winter impressions of the campus of the Paderborn University

Sun and shadows are creating interesting lines and shapes in combination with architectural gradients.

Photo: Paderborn University, Nora Gold

Scholarships

List of scholarships for gifted students and foundations with, where applicable, the relevant Paderborn University liaison officer(s):

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)

www.studienstiftung.de

Target groups/Requirements:
Exceptionally gifted students who enjoy intellectual challenges and have a genuine interest in intensive exchange with other people and cultures. Scholarship students should also, for example, be willing to deal with topics not related to their field of study.
Schools and university lecturers, among others, can nominate candidates; first-year students can also apply directly. Candidates must then successfully complete a selection test/seminar.

In addition to the relevant liaison officers, the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (SdV) is also represented at Paderborn University by its ambassadors, i.e. SdV scholarship holders currently studying at Paderborn University, who will be more than happy to answer any questions about the foundation and selection process for those interested in an SdV scholarship.

Liaison officers at UPB:           
Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Seng
Prof. Dr. Johannes Blömer

SdV-ambassadors at UPB:
botschafter-upb(at)outlook(dot)de

Studienfonds OWL Foundation

www.studienfonds-owl.de

“Deutschlandstipendium” (Germany scholarship):
Students enrolled at one of the five state universities participating in Studienfonds OWL and sixth-formers and prospective students intending to study at one of the five universities.
The prerequisites for application are very good school or university grades and commitment to extra-curricular/external social activities.

Social Scholarship:
German and foreign students enrolled for a first degree at one of the five state universities participating in Studienfonds OWL. (Exception: Foreign students may also apply for funding for a second degree if they have completed their first degree abroad.) All sixth-formers and prospective students intending to study at one of the five universities are also eligible to apply.
The prerequisite for application for the above target group is that they can prove that they are experiencing financial or personal hardship beyond their control which threatens to compromise their ability to begin or continue their studies and that they have at least satisfactory school or university grades.

Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. (Foundation of German Business), Studienförderwerk Klaus Murmann (Klaus Murmann programme)

www.sdw.org

Target groups/Requirements:  
In addition to excellent academic grades, selection criteria include the ability to work in a team, a broad general education, good interpersonal skills, flexible thought processes and actions, openness to social problems and processes, independence and determination in solving problems, a sound sense of responsibility and a notable willingness to be socially involved.

Liaison officer:
Prof. Dr. jur. Axel Benning

Stiftung Begabtenförderung berufliche Bildung (SBB) (Vocational Training Foundation for the Highly Talented)

www.aufstiegsstipendium.de

Target groups/Requirements:
The advancement scholarship for experienced professionals is a federal grant aimed at specialists with a vocational qualification and at least two years of work experience.
Applications may be submitted before the course start date and up until the end of the second semester.

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung e.V. (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation)

www.rosalux.de

Target groups/Requirements:
Applicants should stand out for their outstanding academic grades and political and social engagement. The foundation attaches particular importance to the advancement of women. Preference is given to particularly socially underprivileged applicants who demonstrate comparable achievements and commitment.

Liaison officer at UPB:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Schöppner

Otto-Benecke-Stiftung e.V. (Otto Benecke Foundation)

www.obs-ev.de

Target groups/Requirements: 
Young ethnic German immigrants and those foreign students who have no educational opportunities in their home countries due to their origin, race, religion and/or political convictions.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Friedrich Ebert Foundation)

www.fes.de

Target groups/Requirements:
Support is given to socially committed young people who identify with social democratic values and achieve good grades at school or university. Particular consideration is given to applications from women, first-generation students and applicants with a migrant background.
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation is associated with the German Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Liaison officer at UPB:
Prof. Dr. Birgitt Riegraf

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. (Konrad Adenauer Foundation)

www.kas.de

Target groups/Requirements:
Support is given to German and foreign undergraduates and graduates (from the 1st semester onwards) with excellent academic grades. Applicants are also expected to demonstrate engagement in voluntary activities, wide and varied interests and a high level of motivation and that they identify with the values of the foundation (Christian Democratic).
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is associated with the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

Liaison officer at  UPB:
Prof. Dr. Dieter Krimphove

Karl Jüngel-Stiftung (Karl Jüngel Foundation)

Karl Jüngel-Stiftung, Düsseldorfer Str. 28, 51379 Leverkusen (no website)

Target groups/requirements:
Financial support for gifted young people during a period of training or further training at a university or university of applied sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Heinrich Böll Foundation)

www.boell.de

Target groups/Requirements:
The foundation’s scholarship department supports talented, socio-politically engaged undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines who have a keen interest in the fundamental values of the foundation.
Support for students from non-academic homes, with a migrant background and from the STEM subjects (in particular women here).
The Heinrich Böll Foundation is associated with the German Green Party (Bündnis90/Die Grünen).

Liaison officer at UPB:
Prof. Dr. Michael Hofmann

 

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (Hans Böckler Foundation)

www.boeckler.de

The Hans Böckler Foundation supports students on behalf of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB).

Target groups/Requirements:
It provides funding for young people who are completing their “Abitur” (German university entrance qualification) on a second-chance education programme, gifted students and talented early-career researchers and junior academics. Very good to good grades, as well as trade union and/or socio-political commitment are the prerequisites.

Liaison officer at UPB:
Prof. Dr. Bettina Kohlrausch

Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung e.V. (Hanns Seidel Foundation), Funding department

www.hss.de

Target groups/requirements:
Evidence must be provided of a sense of civic responsibility, an open-minded political stance and active involvement in social, church and political organisations that share the objectives of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Applicants should be expected to achieve an above-average degree based on their personality, talents and grades to date.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation is associated with the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU).

Liaison officer:
Dr. Phil. Alice Neuhäuser
(KatHo NRW)

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom)

www.fnst.org

Target groups/requirements:
Support is provided for high-achieving students and PhD students who are socially committed based on liberal values.
The scholarship for gifted students is open to all subjects taught at state-recognised German higher education institutions.
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation is associated with the German Free Democratic Party (FDP).

Liaison officer at UPB:
Prof. Dr. Antje Tumat

Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst (Protestant Academic Foundation in Villigst)

www.evstudienwerk.de

Target groups/requirements:
Exceptionally gifted and socially committed students and PhD students from all disciplines (preference for scholarships given to members of a protestant church).

Liaison officer at UPB:
Prof. Dr. Harald Schroeter-Wittke

Dr. Arthur Pfungst-Stiftung (Dr Arthur Pfungst Foundation)

www.pfungst-stiftung.de

Target groups/requirements: 
Open to students from all socio-economic backgrounds.
Scholarships are awarded under the criteria “academic merit” and “financial need”.
Applicants should be able to specify clear career goals and their studies should lead directly to a specific degree.

dSPACE & Students, dSPACE GmbH

Further information

Target groups/requirements: 

Support for sixth-formers from East Westphalia-Lippe with excellent school grades, particularly in mathematics, computer science and physics.
Financial support is available to sixth-formers wishing to pursue a degree in science or technology (e.g. electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics or mathematics) at a state university or university of applied sciences.

Cusanuswerk, scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany

www.cusanuswerk.de

Target groups/requirements:
Exceptionally gifted Catholic students from all disciplines (from the 3rd semester onwards).

Liaison officer:
Prof. Dr. Meinolf Schumacher
(Bielefeld University)

Avicenna Studienwerk e.V., state-recognised scholarship organisation

www.avicenna-studienwerk.de

Target groups/requirements:
Support for highly talented Muslim students and PhD students.

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

www.humboldt-foundation.de

Target groups/Requirements:
Academic co-operation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and abroad is promoted through research fellowships and research awards.

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