Refugee bachelor students who have been granted asylum in Germany could qualify for the project and received a scholarship starting from the winter semester 2018/19.
The scholarship lasted for the entire duration of the degree and includes 1:1 tuition with a lecturer in the chosen subject. Scholarship students were also offered the opportunity to attend additional training to develop key qualifications (e.g. presentation skills, personal and time management, job application). In addition, a ‘book allowance’ is granted, which in agreement with the mentor can be used to cover the costs of specialist literature, study material, educational trips or similar.

Applicants had to fulfil the following conditions:
-    be a refugee holding a valid residency permit
-    have obtained Level C1 German language skills

This programme aimed to support students in obtaining a degree and finding post-study employment.

Commencement of bachelor studies was the winter semester 2018/19 (in Medicine, Humanities, Economics) in a German university, academy of arts or conservatoire.

Project partners

The Otto Benecke Stiftung e. V. ran the welcome project in cooperation with the Deutsche Universitätsstiftung (German University Foundation).



Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V.
Kennedyallee 105-107
53175 Bonn

More Information

The letter to OBS scholarship holders can be found here.

The announcement for the winter semester 2018/19 can be found here.

The declaration of consent can be found here.


Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V. | Kennedyallee 105-107 | 53175 Bonn | Tel: 02 28 / 81 63-0 | mail: post@obs-ev.de

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