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Student Grant

Wübben Foundation Student Grants give students the opportunity to concentrate fully on their studies during the final year of their bachelor’s or master’s degree.

The program is for
outstanding bachelor or master students
Amount and period funded
€550 monthly for one year
Students of all fields pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a German university who are about to start the final two semesters of their program and have been nominated by a Cluster of Excellence spokesperson


Successful candidates receive a monthly grant of €550 for one year. Annually, a total of up to 55 students will be funded.

Who is eligible?

The program is aimed at outstandingly curious and talented students from all subject areas who are pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a German university and still have two semesters of study ahead of them. Students are expected to demonstrate a keen interest in the key research questions in their respective fields, approaching them from unconventional angles. Preference will be given to candidates with international experience.

Nominations and applications

Once the call is open, Wübben Stiftung Wissenschaft will ask the spokespersons of the Clusters of Excellence funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to each submit up to two nominations. Candidates will then be invited to submit their application via our application portal. The nomination deadline is July 1, 2024, the application deadline for nominees is July 26, 2024. The start of the funding period is October 1, 2024.

Dates & deadlines

  • April 2024: Nominations open for the 2025 Student Grants
  • May 3–4, 2024: 2024 Student Grant Meeting | In person, Berlin
  • July 1, 2024: Nomination deadline for 2025 (for cluster spokespersons)
  • July 26, 2024: Application deadline for 2025 (for nominated students)
  • September 10, 2024: Grant notification for 2025 Grants
  • October 1, 2024: Start of the 2025 funding period