Information on financing studies through scholarships, student loans, student grants and study support at the IPU Berlin, in addition to financial support under the German Professional Education Support Act (BaföG), or student jobs and other funding possibilities.
Study Financing Options
Study now—pay later. Financing your studies with the “Reverse Generation Contract—funding education through solidarity”
The social background and availability of finances should not be a deciding factor for studying at IPU Berlin. Through support by Chancen eG as our partner, you have the possibility to study at IPU Berlin fully independent from financial stressors. Chancen eG takes over your study fees. This offer is meant for German students and student residents.
“Reverse Generation Contract” first and foremost means that you can fully concentrate on your studies. In return, you make yourself responsible for giving future generations this possibility as well. This means that you pay back a portion of your income to Chancen eG after your studies in order to continue the financing of students—for example, if you are working as a psychologist and earn above a set minimum income. In this way, you are not under the pressure of a fixed debt after completing your studies; rather, you would pay back a percentage of your net income in accord with your individual needs and capabilities.
Details for this financing opportunity can be found at www.chancen-eg.de. Questions about this program can also be handled by phone with the advisors at Chancen eG.
Because the number of places is limited, we suggest that all those interested apply early. The application for a UGV is possible as soon as you have officially applied for a position at IPU Berlin. To apply for a UGV, please fill out the application form for Chancen eG.
Suitable applicants will be invited to an in-person interview with Chancen eG. The interview has to do with you as a person. Credit history, financial security, etc. do not play a role.
IPU Berlin endeavors to combine the university selection interview with the Chancen eG interview, so that you ideally only need to commute once for both appointments. As such, we ask that you submit your application for financial support through Chancen eG before the appointment for the university selection interview is scheduled.
If your application is successful, you will sign a separate contract with Chancen eG, and they will assume the university costs for the duration of your study. The semester fees as well as extension of study fees are not an element of the UGV and must be paid directly by the student.
Daka e.V.—Berlin Student Loan Fund (Studentische Dahrlehenskasse Berlin)
The Berlin Student Loan Fund is a nonprofit association that was founded by Berlin students on July 21, 1950. The association sees itself as a student self-help organization focused on improving the educational possibilities for students who are enrolled at one of its member universities. Students can turn to the Student Loan Fund and, through the association’s support, be able to concentrate on successfully completing their studies. As a community effort from universities, professors, and students, as well as dedicated individuals and businesses, the Student Loan Fund has been able to pursue and further its charitable concept for many years.
Germany Scholarship to support talented students
The International Psychoanalytic University Berlin will continue to grant scholarships through the Germany Scholarship program in the 2020 calendar year. The scholarship amounts to 300 Euro per month.
The application process for the Winter 2020/2021 semester will take place from 01.06.2020 until 31.08.2020 at midnight. Applications will only be collected online.
The Germany Scholarship is meant to support particularly capable and dedicated students who, based on their former engagement and history related to social, familial, and personal circumstances, show significant potential, and can be expected to reach, or have already reached, excellent academic achievements. (The scholarship regulations for IPU and the Germany Scholarship statutes will be available online soon).
Who can apply for a Germany Scholarship?
Students at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin gGmbH, who are enrolled as regular students, and are within the standard period of study.
The Scholarship is not dependent on receipt of German Professional Education Support Act (BaföG) support or income level. Students who already receive aptitude- or achievement-based material support above 30 Euro per month through public or publicly supported institutions within Germany or from abroad are not eligible to receive support through the Germany Scholarship.
Germany Scholarship- in German (Flyer; PDF)
Application Agreement (PDF)
Data Protection Information- in German (PDF)
Scholarship Regulations (PDF)
Information of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Information on Double Funding- in German
Information for applicants at IPU
Applications for the Winter 2020/2021 semester can be submitted from 01.06.2020 to 31.08.2020 (at midnight) using the online application module.
A complete application includes the following documents
Supplementary documents will be taken into particular consideration
Scholarship Amount and Duration
Interested students who apply for the Winter 2020/2021 semester will receive notice of final decisions at the end of the Summer 2020 semester.
The appropriation period for the Germany Scholarship is one year. The letter of approval includes the amount of the scholarship and its duration. The maximum duration is in accordance with the standard period of study for the respective program (Bachelor generally 6 semesters and Master maximum 4 semesters) minus the number of semesters already completed at the time of application.
The letter of approval will also stipulate which documents the scholarship recipient must provide.
The following verifications may be required
Scholarship Regulations (PDF)
Decision on granting the Germany Scholarship
The decision for granting the Germany Scholarship at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin for the Winter 2020/2021 semester will be made by the scholarship board in September 2020. On the basis of the reviewed applications, the scholarship board will create a ranked list for the granting of scholarships.
The criteria for determining the ranking lists are
The Scholarship Board is made up of six voting members
Three university instructors. The selection is made from recommendations by the Academic Senate for a period of two years.
Three students. The selection is made from recommendations by the Academic Senate for a period of one year.
Scholarship Regulations (PDF)
IPU students can apply for a Germany Scholarship, who are enrolled as normal students (i.e. work fewer than 20 hours per week during the semester) and are within the standard period of study.
Yes. If they have applied for a study place for the Winter 2020/2021 semester at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin, they can apply for a Germany Scholarship from the IPU. The letter of acceptance or registration by the IPU can be submitted up to the end of August.
All students at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin can apply for a Germany Scholarship, provided they are enrolled as normal students (i.e. work fewer than 20 hours per week during the semester) and are within the standard period of study. The nationality and place of residence are not relevant.
Yes. According to the Germany Scholarship Programme Act (StipG) it is not relevant whether the student is pursuing a first, second or third degree or a postgraduate course. The decisive factor is that the student is enrolled as a normal student (i.e. works fewer than 20 hours per week during the semester) and is within the standard period of study.
Those on parental leave during the Winter 2020/2021 semester can still apply for a Germany Scholarship, which will then take effect after the leave is over.
During a leave from study, for example, due to maternity protection, parental leave, or sickness, the scholarship will not be paid. When studies are resumed, the scholarship will be extended for the same duration as the previous leave. Separate rules apply for internships and placements.
The awarding of the Germany Scholarship is not dependent on the applicant's income. Thus, recipients of German Professional Education Support Act (BaföG) support and educational loans can apply for a Germany Scholarship from the IPU Berlin. However information must be provided about the period of time that the BAföG support has been granted.
Double scholarships for students who are already receiving a scholarship based on aptitude or achievement which exceeds the amount of 30.00 Euro per month is not allowed.
Essentially, the support ends when the standard period of study ends. The scholarship is concluded at the end of the month in which the recipient:
1. Completes the last exam
2. Terminates his/her studies
3. Changes institutions
Deadline for the documents to be submitted: 31 August 2020 at midday
The printout of the online application, the signed application agreement and other verifications and documents are to be submitted by 31 August 2020 at midday. Documents submitted at a later date cannot be considered (cut-off date).
Online applications can be made from 1 June 2020.
These students have to submit appropriate verifications (medical certificate, etc.) with their application or they have to make a comprehensible presentation of the extent to which the illness or disability impairs their studies.
Study applicants submit their last degree or examination results (secondary level examination certificate, Bachelor, diploma or Master certificate).
Already enrolled students submit a certificate of performance from the Examination Authority with ECTS credits and grades.
The achievements that are obtained in the semester of the application can not be accepted.
If you have already completed professional training or have gained a longer period of professional experience (minimum 2 years), appropriate verification of same is to be submitted.
If you are currently attending your first or second semester and cannot - due to your specific study course - not yet verify that you have received grades, please submit the results of your last degree or education (secondary school examination certificate, Bachelor certificate, etc.).
In the event that an incomplete application is submitted because appropriate verifications, such as certifications, child's/children's birth certificate(s), proof of employment activities, etc., are missing, these details will not be included in the evaluation. The applicant will not be informed that the application is incomplete.
Applications without the signed application agreement will not be taken into consideration in the selection process.
Yes. Study applicants can subsequently submit their letter of acceptance or university registration up to 31 August 2020 at midday.
Already enrolled students must submit their confirmation of enrolment for the summer semester up to the end of September.
Other verifications and documents which are mandatory for submission with the online application have to be submitted by 31 August 2020 at midday at the latest. Verifications and documents submitted at a later date cannot be considered anymore.
The selection process for the winter semester will likely be completed in September 2020. The applicants will be informed in writing.
The individual applications are evaluated anonymously in accordance with the rubric in the scholarship regulations.
The Scholarship Council recommends to the President of the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin which applicants should receive a Germany Scholarship.
The scholarship is approved by the President of the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin in the form of an official letter of approval.
The principle: One half from the German Federal Government, the other half from you
The German National Scholarship Program enables students to receive a scholarship of €300 per month. Of this amount, €150 per month comes from private sources and €150 is provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A one-year scholarship consists, therefore, of a donation amount starting at 1,800 Euro. The International Psychoanalytic University Berlin participates in this program.
Who will be sponsored?
Particularly capable and dedicated students will be sponsored. Beyond that, the IPU Berlin places particular importance on the consideration of other factors that make up a dedicated personality. This means that study achievements as well as community engagement, individual initiative, and special personal circumstances, such as family care or immigrant status, are considered in the selection process.
Sponsorship Package 1
You sponsor one or more scholarships at an amount of €150 per month (€1,800 per annum) for at least 3 years. With a 3-year sponsorship period, we are able to ensure that the scholarship holder is supported throughout their studies. If you wish, you can determine from which fields of study or professional areas the sponsored student should come. We recommend awarding the scholarships without any restrictions so that the programme is available to the most talented and dedicated students to the greatest possible extent.
Sponsorship Package 2
You sponsor one or more scholarships at an amount of €150 per month (€1,800 per annum) for at least 1 year. In this way, you are supporting especially talented and dedicated students.
Sponsor Package 3
You provide one-time or regular donations at an amount of €150 per month (€1,800 per annum).
Are you interested in supporting talented students?
Please contact us or simply return the Sponsorship Agreement to us.
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