Current stipend programs at the WWU

Telekom stipend: Implementation at the WWU (ProTalent) and the Department of Physics

Starting in the summer semester 2011, the Deutsche Telekom AG hands out 10 stipends in the pilot project for the Deutschland-Stipendium (ProTalent). All information can be accessed on the sites of the Department of Physics and the WWU (see ProTalent).

Information from the WWU regarding stipends [de]

ProTalent (Deutschland-Stipendium at the WWU)

As nationwide successor to the NRW stipend, ProTalent [de] stipends (in the framework of the Deutschland-Stipendium) of 300 € per month can be given to students. Some of these stipends are bound to specific subjects while another part goes to students in the first and second semesters. All others are unbound an can be given to students who are studying on time (within the “Regelstudienzeit”) and perform strongly in their studies. As opposed to the NRW stipend, social criteria must also be considered. Among these are engagement in the student body, as voluntary helper in associations and much more. The student’s financial situation is not considered, however. The details can be viewed on the corresponding page about ProTalent for students [de].

For the stipends which are bound directly to the Department of Physics or for students studying physics (sometimes defined very boradly), there is a corresponding page at the Department of Physics.

The applications now go through a central place [de] instead of through the department. Please note the application periods.

PROMOS program for the increase of mobility of German students (DAAD)

With the PROMOS support program [de] (since 2011), students who want to go abroad for at most 6 months for study-related requirements can be funded. The WWU has partially delegated administration to the departments. The Department of Physics provides information for this. The university’s central information page [de]. Further information and the application are done through the International Office, though.

Further Information

Aside from the stipends presented here, there are many further organizations which deal with stipends, internships, vocational preparation, staying abroad and research funding in the broadest sense. These are just briefly presented here. The list is not exhaustive.

  • German Academic Scholarship Foundation: The scholarship foundation offers besides the well-known stipendia given via school proposals many further options to get a stipend, such as with the china-stipend [de] as one of many stipends [de].
  • The department’s parter universities: On the Department of Physics’ pages, the partner universities, possible stays abroad, double agreements and more are presented.
  • Erasmus [de]: The European Union’s Erasmus program (since 2014 Erasmus+ [de]) aims to promote collaboration between European universities as well as students’ and lecturers’ mobility. Erasmus coordinator at the Department of Physics is Prof. Kohl; he is the contact person if you want to do an Erasmus exchange. The department’s info page for Erasmus.
  • SAFIR [de]: SAFIR stands for “Servicestelle Antragsberatung zu Forschungsförderungsprogrammen aus nationalen und internationalen Ressourcen” (“service point application consultation about research support programs from national and international resources”) and is thus the central service point for all questions about national and international support programs for research projects at the WWU Münster. This also includes support of student research projects [de].
  • International Office: The International Office informs and gives advice to WWU students about the possibilities of studies abroad.
  • Career Service [de]: The WWU’s Career Service assists in designing your studies to be practice-oriented, developing your professional profile, collecting necessary practical experience, preparing and evaluating internships, learning strategies and techniques for applications and building contacts to employers.
  • DAAD: The German Academic Exchange Service mediates stipends, publishes information about staying abroad and establishes contacts.
  • [de] offers an extensive overview and search engines for stipends and other ways of funding your studies.
  • Santander: Santander offers different programs, that are financial and ideally scholarships.