Financial relief for outstanding students that is the idea of Deutschlandstipendium. Half of the money, 300 euros a month, comes from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the other half from private donors, companies, foundations, associations and organizations. More than 800 students of FH Münster – University of Applied Sciences have already received a scholarship since its introduction in 2011. Now the university goes one step further – with its specially developed program DeutschlandstipendiumPlus. JÜKE is a long-term friend and supporter of the University of Applied Sciences and supports this program in particular.
Companies from the region not only finance individual young talents, but directly a whole group of highly qualified students – and that for more than two years. The model project started in the funding period 2017/18, now there was a first meeting of scholarship holders and their sponsors. It focused mainly on getting to know each other.
“We want to make even greater use of the scholarship program in order to bring students and their potential employers from the region into contact with each other,” says Maike Giesbert from TAFH Münster GmbH, contact person for the Deutschlandstipendium at FH Münster. Therefore, the model project does not only include the financial support of the students, but also the chance to build up a broad network. “The scholarship holders visit each participating company, complete internships there and become part of an exclusive network.”
Everyone benefits from this program: The companies make themselves acquainted with potential new employees and exchange experiences with other participating companies. The scholarship holders get to know potential employers intensively, make contacts with the management and HR managers and work together with the scholarship holders from the other departments in an interdisciplinary manner. “This is a typical win-win situation for everyone,” says Giesbert. In the pilot phase beside JÜKE eight companies and 18 students from various economic and technical departments of the FH Münster are involved.
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The Deutschlandstipendium promotes outstanding students with 300 euros per month. Half of the money comes from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the other half from private donors, companies, foundations, associations and organizations. In the funding period 2017/2018, around 40 companies, institutions and private individuals are funding a Germany scholarship at the University of Applied Sciences at Münster. The DeutschlandstipendiumPlus is a model project and started in the funding year 2017/18. It will be reissued over and over again in the coming years and extended to non-technical disciplines. Ten to 15 companies and institutions from the region promote a defined pool of highly qualified students over two years. In addition to the monthly financial support, the scholarship holders benefit from networks with company representatives and other scholarship holders.