International

STIBET III - Matching Funds

Five Master Scholarships for New International Master Students

As part of the DAAD funded scholarship program STIBET III – Matching Funds, the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin is thrilled to announce the implementation of five scholarships for international students demonstrating academic excellence. This opportunity is available to students beginning the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus or German Track at the IPU Berlin during the winter term of 2021/2022. A further criterion states that the candidate must have obtained their bachelor’s degree in either Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Israel, or USA.

With partial funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) and a substantial grant from the Foundation to Promote University Psychoanalysis, the five individual scholarships will stretch over a duration of 24 months1 (01.10.21-30.09.23) and will each amount to a monthly sum of €830. This amount approximately covers the monthly tuition fee for the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus or German Track at the IPU Berlin.

1After 12 months’ time, the hitherto achieved grades and social engagement of each recipient of the scholarship will be evaluated.

criteria

The foremost criteria taken into consideration while choosing amongst otherwise eligible candidates are excellent academic
achievements (1,0-1,4)
. Should candidates possess the same level of academic excellence, the following pre-determined criteria – in this given order – will further apply:

  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Individuals belonging to the first generation within their family to initiate an academic career
  3. Societal engagement / voluntary activities

Inclusion Criteria

  • Candidate must be in possession of a bachelor’s degree (BA or BSc) – or, alternatively, be in the final phase of obtaining one2  – from a university based in either Israel, Argentina, USA, Colombia, or Canada. This degree must further qualify the individual for the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus or German Track at the IPU Berlin.
  • Candidate must confirm possession of excellent grades (1,0-1,4) from their bachelor’s degree by providing an examination certificate/diploma. In the event that the candidate is about to finish their bachelor’s degree, a transcript of records will suffice.
  • Candidate must have received an official acceptance letter from the IPU, granting admission – or conditional admission – to the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus or German Track at the IPU Berlin commencing in winter semester 2021/2022.


2That is, individuals who are currently in the final semester of their bachelor’s studies and will graduate before the start of the winter term 2021/2022 (01.10.2021). 

Exclusion Criteria

  • All students previously enrolled at the IPU Berlin.
  • Candidates who solely hold German citizenship.
  • Candidates whose application and qualifications for the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus (German or English track) is deemed as insufficient, as determined by the Admission’s Office of the IPU Berlin.
  • Candidates who acquired their university entrance qualification in Germany.
  • Candidates who acquired their bachelor’s degree in Germany.
  • Candidates who have consecutively resided in Germany during the previous five years.
  • Candidates who are currently receiving other scholarships, domestically or abroad.

Application Procedure

The deadline for handing in an application for the scholarship is set to 17 May 2021

Please note that in order to send in the scholarship application, the candidate must have received an acceptance letter from the IPU, stating the admission – or conditional admission – to the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus (English or German Track) at the IPU Berlin, commencing during the winter semester 2021/2022. 

As the application process for international students requires several time-consuming steps, it is recommended that all prospective students who qualify for a potential scholarship submit their application for the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus to UniAssist no later than 14 March 2021. This ensures sufficient time for UniAssist to screen the applicant’s documents.
In the case of an insufficient number of candidates displaying sufficient academic excellence, a second deadline will be set to 20 June 2021. 

Required documents for application:

  • Curriculum Vitae, tabular format.
  • Letter of motivation
  • Overview transcript of records, bachelor’s degree, and/or
  • Diploma, bachelor’s degree.
  • Copy of passport, in order to determine nationality.
  • Copy of acceptance letter from the IPU to the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus (English or German Track) at the IPU, commencing during the Winter Semester 2021/2022.
  • Filled in application form

Applying for the scholarship – Step by Step

Step 1: Carefully read through this link.
Step 2: Check your eligibility for the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus or German track.
Step 3: Gather all necessary documents for your application to the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus or German track.
Step 4: Hand in your documents via UniAssist as soon as possible!
Step 5: If the application is complete, UniAssist will forward the application to the IPU Berlin. Subsequently, the eligibility of the candidate will be determined by the IPU Admission’s Office. If an applicant’s documents are sufficient, the candidate will be invited to an interview with one of our professors. If the respective professor grants admission or conditional admission, the Admission’s Office will send out the official acceptance letter, stating an admission – or conditional admission – to the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus (German or English track) commencing in winter semester 2021/2022.
Step 6: Send in your complete scholarship application - as one single pdf document - to the IPU Berlin, together with a copy of the acceptance letter to the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus or German track. commencing in winter semester 2021/2122.

FAQs

A:  Unfortunately, you do not qualify for the first round of selections (deadline 17 May 2021). Should there prove to be an insufficient number of applicants eligible for the scholarship, this will be communicated on the website, and your submitted application will be taken into consideration during the second round of selections (deadline 20 June 2021). 

 

A: Having acquired your university entrance certificate at a German PASCH school is not an exclusion criterion.

 

A: No, unfortunately not. One of the exclusion criteria is having acquired one’s bachelor’s degree in Germany. This means that you unfortunately do not qualify.

 

A: No, unfortunately not. One of the exclusion criteria is having acquired one’s university entrance certificate in Germany. This means that you unfortunately do not qualify.

 

A: No, unfortunately one of the exclusion criteria specify that an applicant may not have habituated in Germany during the last five consecutive years.

 

A: Unfortunately, no. However, at this point in time, there are initial contemplations to instate such scholarships at intervals of every two-three years.
 

 

A: Every couple of years the International Office, together with the international commission and the board of directors of the IPU Berlin, decide on a so called “Internationalization Strategy”. This is done with the intention of defining a number of target countries for intense focus during the coming years. As Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Israel, and USA are specified in the most recent Internationalization Strategy, these countries were selected for the scholarship.

 

A: An average grade equivalent to the top 12% in your country’s grading system (i.e., grade is ≥ 88 from 100 possible points) should qualify you to apply for the scholarship.

 

A: Kindly send your complete application as one single pdf document to scholarship.stibet(at)ipu-berlin.de. Please make sure to sign the application form!