The Deutschlandstipendium at the IPU Berlin

Information about Offerings and Appying

At the International Psychoanalytic Universiy Berlin, you have the opportunity to apply for a Deutschlandstipendium (transl. Germany Scholarship). This scholarship is awarded in the amount of 300 euro per month and is funded partially through private donations and partially by the Federal Republic of Germany.

The purpose of the Deutschlandstipendium is to support students who, based on prior engagement and accomplishments, as well as social, familial, and personal circumstances, show notable potential and excellent performance in their studies or career.

Applications for the Deutschlandstipendim are open for students who are enrolled at the IPU Berlin and are within the standard period of study for their study program.

As of the winter semester 2023/24, there are also topic-based scholarships as part of the IPU Berlin Deutschlandstipendium. Each topic group will consist of five scholarship recipients who are brought together and accompanied an IPU professor in order to address a specific, relevant issue. Each group will meet approximately twice per semester to discuss their topic, which can potentially feed into to term papers or thesis projects.

This year's topics are:


  • Aggression and Violence (sponsored by the "Priv.-Doz. Dr. Harald Leupold-Löwenthal" endowment fund)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Psychoanalysis (sponsored by the IPU Fundraisers Association and the Foundation to Promote University Psychoanalysis) and
  • Future (sponsored by the Friedrich Foundation Hannover)


Bachelor's and master's students can apply for a general Deutschlandstipendium, i.e., not related to a specific topic. If applying for a topic-based scholarship, this shoud be indicated in the application, and the required motivational letter should draw attention to the reasoning behind one's interest. A selection committee will then decide on the scholarship recipients as well as the makeup of each topic group.

The scholarship is unrelated to receiving BAföG or one's income level. Only students who are already receiving a merit or performance-based scholarship from a public or publicly funded institution in the amount of 30 Euro per month or more are excluded from receiving the Deutschlandstipendium.


The next calls for applications for the Deutschlandstipendium will take place in the winter semester 2024/2025. Information on the application process will be published here in the course of the summer semester 2024.

Awarding the Deutschlandstipendium

Amount and Duration of the Scholarship
Applicants will be informed whether they will receive a scholarship at the beginning of the semester, for which they have applied (i.e., in April for the summer semester, in October for the winter semester).

Individual information on the scholarship duration will be provided in the grant notice. The grant notice will also indicate the scholarship amount and maximum duration. The scholarship's maximum duration is analog to the standard period of study for each study program (generally six semesters for bachelor's programs and four semesters for master's programs) minus the number of semesters the student has completed at the time of application.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for making the Deutschlandstipendium possible for our students this year:


  • Dr. Ida di Pietro Leupold-Löwenthal
  • The Foundation to Support University Psychoanalysis
  • IPU Berlin Fundraisers Association
  • Friedrich Foundation Hannover

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