Financing

Financing

Information for students and sponsors

STUDY FINANCING OPTIONS

Information on financing studies by means of scholarships, stipends, student or study 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 options to finance studying.

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Study Financing Options

Der Umgekehrte Generationenvertrag (UGV)

Jetzt studieren – später zahlen. Finanzierung des Studiums mit dem „Umgekehrten Generationenvertrag – Bildung solidarisch finanzieren“
Die soziale Herkunft und die Verfügbarkeit finanzieller Mittel sollen nicht über das Studium an der IPU Berlin entscheiden dürfen. Durch Unterstützung der Chancen eG als unserem Partner haben Sie völlig unabhängig von finanziellen Mitteln die Möglichkeit, an der IPU Berlin zu studieren. Die Chancen eG übernimmt die Studiengebühren für Sie! Dieses Angebot richtet sich an deutsche Studierende und Bildungsinländer.

„Umgekehrter Generationenvertrag“ bedeutet dabei, dass Sie sich zunächst voll und ganz auf Ihr Studium konzentrieren können. Im Gegenzug verpflichten Sie sich, auch späteren Generationen diese Möglichkeit zu geben, indem Sie – wenn Sie z. B. als Psychologin/Psychologe tätig sind und über ein Mindesteinkommen verfügen – einen Anteil Ihres späteren Einkommens an die Chancen eG zur Finanzierung weiterer Studienplätze zurückzahlen. Auf diese Weise unterliegen Sie nach Ihrem Studium keiner fixen Schuldenlast, sondern zahlen einen prozentualen Anteil Ihres Netto-Einkommens zurück – und das im Einklang mit Ihren individuellen Bedürfnissen und Möglichkeiten.

Details zu dieser Finanzierungsmöglichkeit finden Sie unter www.chancen-eg.de und in dieser Broschüre. Für Fragen zu dem Programm stehen Ihnen die Berater der Chancen eG auch telefonisch gern zur Verfügung.

Konditionen

Studiengang Dauer in Sem. Finanzierungsvolumen Rückzahlungsjahre Zurück zu zahlender Einkommensanteil
BA Psychologie Vollfinanzierung 6 28.500 Euro 10 13%
BA Psychologie Halbfinanzierung 6 14.250 Euro 10 6,5%
MA Psychologie Vollfinanzierung 4 22.400 Euro 10 9,5%
MA Psychologie Halbfinanzierung 4 11.200 Euro 10 4,75%

Bewerbungsverfahren

Da die Anzahl der Förderplätze beschränkt ist, empfehlen wir Interessenten, sich frühzeitig zu bewerben. Die Bewerbung um einen UGV ist möglich, sobald Sie sich formal um einen Studienplatz an der IPU Berlin beworben haben. Für die Bewerbung um einen UGV füllen Sie bitte das Antragsformular der Chancen eG aus.

Geeignete Bewerber werden zu einem persönlichen Eignungsgespräch mit der Chancen eG eingeladen. In dem Eignungsgespräch geht es um Sie als Person. Bonitäten, finanzielle Sicherheiten und Ähnliches spielen keine Rolle.

Die IPU Berlin bemüht sich darum, das Studienauswahlgespräch mit dem Eignungsgespräch mit der Chancen eG terminlich zu verbinden, so dass Sie möglichst nur einmal für beide Gespräche anreisen müssen. Daher bitten wir Sie, Ihre Bewerbung um eine Finanzierung durch die Chancen eG einzureichen, bevor der Termin für das Studienauswahlgespräch vereinbart wurde.

Ist Ihre Bewerbung erfolgreich, schließen Sie mit der Chancen eG einen separaten Vertrag. Für die Zeit Ihres Studiums wird die Chancen eG die Studiengebühren für Sie übernehmen. Die Semestergebühren sowie eventuelle Verlängerungsgebühren für das Studium sind jedoch kein Bestandteil des UGV und werden daher von den Studierenden direkt getragen.

Germany Scholarship

Become a Scholarship Recipient

Germany Scholarship to support talented students
The International Psychoanalytic University Berlin intends in the context of the Germany Scholarship Programme to award scholarships in 2019. The scholarships each amount to €300 per month.

Application Deadlines
The announcement and application process for the 2019/20 winter semester is being held from 20.05.2019 to 19.08.2019 at midday. Applications for this semester may only be submitted online from 20.05.2019.

The intention with the Germany Scholarship is to support especially talented and dedicated students who have demonstrated great potential in terms of their commitment and career to date, while taking into consideration social, family and personal circumstances, and who will gain or have already gained outstanding achievements in their studies or profession (scholarship regulations and International Psychoanalytic University Berlin statues).

The following can apply for a Germany Scholarship
Students at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin gGmbH, who are enrolled as normal students (i.e. work fewer than 20 hours per week during the semester) and study within the standard period of study.

The scholarship is not dependent on receipt of German Professional Education Support Act (BaföG) support or on the applicant's income. Only those students who already receive skills or performance based material support at an amount of more that €30 per month from a public or publicly supported facility in Germany or abroad are ineligible for support from the Germany Scholarship.

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Germany Scholarship (Flyer; PDF)
Application Agreement (PDF)
Data Protection Information (PDF)
Scholarship Regulations (PDF)
Information of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Your Scholarship Application

Information for applicants of the IPU
Applications for the 2019/20 winter semester can be submitted solely in the period from 20.05.2019 to 19.08.2019 using the online application module.

A complete application includes the following documents

  • Tabular curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages)
  • German university entrance qualification or certificate (HZB); with non-German university entrance certificates, a translation which is transferable to the German system and converted to the German grading system is required
  • Confirmation of enrolment, or for new students, letter of acceptance or registration by the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
  • For Master scholarship applications: Certification of first graduate degree
  • completed and signed internship agreement


Your application can include the following certifications and verifications as required, which will be taken into particular consideration

  • Academic and study achievements gained
  • Professional qualifications and references
  • Further qualifications and knowledge gained (e.g. languages)
  • Special awards and prizes
  • Social and family commitments
  • Factors which have had an aggravating or impeding impact on the educational career to date
     

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Data Protection Information (PDF)
Germany Scholarship Programme Act (PDF)
Germany Scholarship Programme Regulations (PDF)

Granting the Germany Scholarship

Scholarship amount and period of support
The applicants who apply for the 2019 summer semester will be informed about the acceptance decision at the end of the 2018-19 winter semester.

The approval period for the Germany Scholarship amounts to one year. The official notification of approval also includes the scholarship amount and the period of support. The maximum period of support is based on the standard period of study for the respective study course (as a rule six semesters for a Bachelor and maximum four semesters for a Master) less the semesters already taken at the point in time of making the application.

The verifications and documents which the scholarship holder has to submit by a set date are also defined in the notification of approval.

The following verifications can be required

  • Certifications and verifications of the various achievements gained in the context of the studies (and especially examination results, work experience, periods of time spent abroad, excursions), which provide information about the quality of the achievements
  • Short expert report from a teacher
  • Short presentation by the scholarship holder about their further personal development since the granting of the scholarship, or since the last assessment, in relation to the study course, including special personal or family circumstances as required
  • Confirmation of enrolment


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Scholarship Regulations (PDF)

Scholarship Council and Selection Process

The decision will be taken by the Scholarship Council
The decision will be taken by the Scholarship Council in September 2019 on awarding the Germany Scholarships from the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin for the 2019/2020 winter semester, separated into undergraduate (Bachelor) and postgraduate (Master) study courses. To do so, the Scholarship Council will prepare corresponding ranking lists for awarding the scholarships on the basis of the application evaluations.

The criteria for determining the ranking lists are

  • For first-year students: The average grade on the university entrance qualification or certificate and particular professional suitability or qualifications as required.
  • For those already taking or beginning a Master study course: The final grades in the previous study course.
  • For already enrolled students to the IPU: The academic and study achievements to date, and especially the ECTS credits and grades received.
  • For all applicants: Verification of special commitment or dedication, unique experience or qualifications, particular hardships, as well as special social, family or personal circumstances.


The Scholarship Council is comprised of six members with voting rights
Three university professors. They are elected by the Academic Senate for a two-year term on the basis of a proposal from the group of university professors.
Three students. They are elected by the Academic Senate for a one-year term on the basis of a proposal from the group of students.

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Scholarship Regulations (PDF)

Become a Sponsor - Sponsor talented students

The principle: One half from the German Federal Government, the other half from you
The German National Scholarship Programme 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). Thus already from an amount of  €1,800 an annual scholarship can potentially be sponsored. The International Psychoanalytic University Berlin is participating in the German National Scholarship Programme.

The Scholarship holders: How many scholarships will be awarded
The intention is for 1.5 percent of all students to receive a scholarship this year. This quota will then increase over the coming years. In 2012, the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin is in a position to initially provide four of its students with a scholarship. Our intention is to clearly increase this amount over the coming years.

Who will be supported?
Highly talented  and dedicated students will be supported. In addition, the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin places particular emphasis on other factors which also being considered in determining what contributes to a dedicated personality.

Thus in addition to study and academic achievements, equal consideration will be given in the selection process to the applicant's social commitment, own initiative and unique personal circumstances, such as caring for children or family members, or having an immigrant background.

What can I do? - Your options as a sponsor

Sponsor 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 during their complete study period. 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 in order that the programme is available to the most talented and dedicated students to the greatest possible extent.

Sponsor 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-off or regular donations at an amount of €150 per month (€1,800 per annum).

Your benefits

  • Your scholarship amount is tax deductible.
  • Your scholarship amount is matched by the German Federal Government.
  • You get to personally know the scholarship holder.
  • If you wish, you can determine from which fields of study or professional areas your sponsored student should come. (only with Sponsor Package 1).
  • Your company's unique commitment enhances its image and talented students regard you as an attractive employer.
  • With the Sponsor Signet on your emails, you present yourself as a company with a high sense of social responsibility – to your business partners, clients, customers and friends.

You are interested in supporting talented students?
Please contact us or simply return the Support Agreement to us.

Rovena Biletzki
Controller
IPU Berlin
Stromstr. 1 - Raum 4.08
10555 Berlin

E-Mail: rovena.biletzki(at)ipu-berlin.de

FAQ Germany Scholarship

Questions and answers about the Germany Scholarship

General Information

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 study within the standard period of study.

Yes. If they have applied for a study place for the 2019 summer 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 study within the standard period of study. The nationality and place of residence are not relevant.

No, doctoral students cannot apply for a Germany Scholarship.

Yes. According to the Germany Scholarship Programme Act (StipG) it is not relevant whether the student is taking 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 studying within the standard period of study.

Anyone who has been granted leave from university in the 2019 summer semester due to "parental leave" can also apply for a Germany Scholarship which can then be availed of after the end of the parental leave.

During a period of leave from studies, e.g. due to maternity leave, paternity leave or illness, the scholarship is not paid out. When the studies are recommenced, the scholarship approval period is extended by the length of the leave. Separate rules apply here 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 support for students who are already receiving skills or performance based (material) support is not permitted to the extent that the material assistance exceeds €30 per month.

The mobility support provided under Erasmus or DAAD is compatible with the Germany Scholarship. Detailed information is available here.

The support fundamentally ceases with the ending of the standard period of study.

The scholarship ends on the last day of the month in which the scholarship holder:
1. Completes their final examinations
2. Abandons their studies
3. Changes their specialist direction, or
4. Leave university.

Applicants who would like to have a personal consultation with the office of the Scholarship Council should please arrange an appointment by email.

The Application Process

Deadline for the documents to be submitted: 19 August 2019 at midday
The printout of the online application, the signed application agreement and other verifications and documents are to be submitted by 19 August 2019 at midday. Documents submitted at a later date cannot be considered (cut-off date).

Online applications can be made from 20 May 2019.

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 19 August 2019 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 19 August 2019 at midday at the latest. Verifications and documents submitted at a later date cannot be considered anymore.

The Selection Process

The selection process for the winter semester will probably be completed in September 2019. The applicants will be informed in writing.

The individual applications are evaluated anonymously in accordance with the evaluation scheme 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 notification of approval.