STIBET III - Matching Funds

Scholarships for New International Master Students

International Office IPU Berlin

As part of the DAAD funded scholarship program STIBET III – Matching Funds, the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin is thrilled to announce the implementation of two scholarships for new international students demonstrating academic excellence.

The scholarships are available for students beginning the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus or MA Psychology focusing on Organisation – Transformation Processes in Work, Society and Environment in winter semester 2022/2023, and who obtained their bachelor's degree outside of Germany.

With partial funds by the DAAD through funding from the Federal Foreign Office (AA) and a substantial grant from the Foundation to Promote University Psychoanalysis, the two individual scholarships will stretch over a duration of 12 months (01.10.22-30.09.23) and will each amount to a monthly sum of €830, which approximately covers the monthly tuition fee at the IPU Berlin.



Applicants are required to:

  • Candidates must be in possession of a bachelor’s degree (BA or BSc) – or, alternatively, be in the final phase of obtaining one. This degree must qualify the individual for the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus (English Track) or the MA Psychology focusing on Organisation at the IPU Berlin.
  • Candidates must prove excellent academic achievements (1,0-1,5) from their bachelor’s degree by providing a degree certificate/diploma. In the event that the candidate is about to finish a bachelor’s degree, a transcript of records will suffice.

For more information on eligibility, please see the downloads at the bottom of this page.


Exclusion Criteria:

  • All students previously enrolled at the IPU Berlin
  • Candidates who solely hold a German citizenship
  • Candidates whose application and qualifications for the MA Psychology study course with a clinical focus (English track) or the MA Psychology focusing on Organization is deemed as insufficient, as determined by the Admission’s Office of the IPU Berlin
  • Candidates who acquired their university entrance qualification or 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


The foremost criterion taken into consideration while choosing amongst otherwise eligible candidates is excellent academic achievements (1,0-1,5). 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. Social engagement / voluntary activities


Application deadline is 15 May 2022.


The application form and guidance can be downloaded below:

Application Guide

Application Form

Send your complete application as one single pdf to scholarship.stibet(at)


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: Uni-Assist provides you with a converted final grade in the process of application for a degree at the IPU Berlin.

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


The application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae, tabular format
  • Letter of motivation
  • Overview transcript of records for bachelor’s degree, and/or
  • Diploma, the bachelor’s degree
  • Copy of passport, in order to determine nationality
  • Copy of your evaluation report from Uni-Assist including grade conversion to the German system, as part of the application process for the MA Psychology with a clinical focus (English Track) or the MA Psychology focusing on Organisation starting in WS 2022/23
  • Filled out application form