The scholarship system at the University of Mannheim was developed in 2007. Approximately 250 students are being funded each year. Each scholarship has its own application process and is aimed at different target groups. The University of Mannheim thus offers one of the most nuanced scholarship systems of any state higher education institution in Germany. The Freunde der Universität Mannheim have been supporting the scholarship system from the very beginning.
Currently, the association awards 15 Deutschland Scholarships and thus is one of the largest providers of Deutschland Scholarships at the University of Mannheim. Students do not only receive financial support, but are also given access to the association’s network and vast experience of its members.
The annual scholarship ceremony provides a festive setting for the presentation of the certificates and the initial contact between sponsors and scholarship holders.