Funding Opportunities


Students who require a certificate of proof according to the §48 BAföG, please bring your form to the Department's BAföG-Beauftragten.

Prof. Dr. Arnulf von Scheliha (Programs: church exam, Master's Degree, B2-Study Program)
Prof. Dr. K. Hammann (Teaching Programs with the exception of B2)

A BAföG-certificate of proof according to §9 can only be signed in the Secretary of Students office (Studierendensekretariat) (Schlossplatz 2).

Pro Talent-A Grant Program of the WWU

Pro Talent is based upon the No11h Rhine-Westphalian Grant Program as well as the Federal Government's Germany Grant (Deutsch/andstipendium). ProTalent applies to all students of the WWU who have had excellent grades, including beginning students whose previous grades indicate expectation of continuing academic excellence.

Grantees receive 300 Euros each month.

Selection criteria are first and foremost the academic achievement of the applicant. In addition, special successes, accolades, and awards as well as extra-school and extradisciplinary social engagement can be determining factors. The same is true of extenuating personal or family circumstances.

Please be aware that the support via the WWU-grant program is not possible if you have already received a grant from another agency the monthly average of which exceeds 30 Euros.

Further information and hints on the application can be found at:

Hochschul Prize of the Evangelischen Bundes

The Evangelische Bund is the Evangelical Church in Germany's (EKD) confessional studies and ecumenical endeavors agency. It connects an Evangelical-based orientation with an ecumenical interaction.

Each year the Evanglische Bund grants the Hochschul prize for ecumenical theology and confessional studies, which is endowed with 500 Euros, for exceptional work in a seminar or on an examination. Candidates need not be nominated; you may decide to apply on your own.

Students of the discipline of Evangelical Theology may apply, provided that they come from the Evangelical Church's Districts of Westphalia or the Lippische Landeskirche. The application deadline each year is December 31 .

Click here for further information on the Hochschul Prize or on the Evanglischen Bund.