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.
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 and in this brochure. Questions about this program can also be handled by phone with the advisors at Chancen eG.
|Study Course||Length in Sem.||Amount of Financing||Years of Repayment||Percentage of Income to be Paid|
|BA Psychology Fully Financed||6||28,500 Euro||10||13%|
|BA Psychology Semi Financed||6||14,250 Euro||10||6.5%|
|MA Psychology Fully Financed||4||22,400 Euro||10||9.5%|
|MA Psychology Semi Financed||4||11,200 Euro||10||4.75%|
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.
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.
The announcement and application process for the 2020 summer semester is being held from 20.12.2019 to 31.01.2020 at 12 a.m.. Applications for this semester may only be submitted online from 20.12.2019.
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.
Germany Scholarship (Flyer; PDF)
Application Agreement (PDF)
Data Protection Information (PDF)
Scholarship Regulations (PDF)
Information of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Information on double funding
Information for applicants of the IPU
Applications for the 2020 summer semester can be submitted solely in the period from 20.12.2019 to 31.01.2020 (12 a.m.) using the online application module.
A complete application includes the following documents
Your application can include the following certifications and verifications as required, which will be taken into particular consideration
Scholarship amount and period of support
The applicants who apply for the 2020 summer semester will be informed about the acceptance decision at the end of the 2019-20 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
Scholarship Regulations (PDF)
The decision will be taken by the Scholarship Council
The decision will be taken by the Scholarship Council in March 2020 on awarding the Germany Scholarships from the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin for the 2020 summer 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
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.
Scholarship Regulations (PDF)
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 will also be 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.
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 so that the programme is available to 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).
You are interested in supporting talented students?
Please contact us or simply return the Support Agreement to us.
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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.
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 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.
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 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.