Mannheim Sports Scholarship

Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region

Top-level athletes often experience increased stress-levels during their studies. Their busy training schedules and participation in competitions do not leave much time to prepare for classes and examinations. However, experience gained in sports also enables them to score high in their academic performance, provided that the conditions are right. The Greinert Family and the Dietmar Hopp Foundation sponsor top-level athletes during their studies through the Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region.

The scholarship holders receive EUR 200 each month for a period of at least two semesters. Student athletes who already benefit from another source of funding receive EUR 100 each month. An extension of the scholarship can be requested depending on the student's athletic achievements and provided that the requirements of the degree program are met.

In addition, the scholarship program provides student athletes with assistance in their studies, e.g. by financing the participation in tutorials, coordinating degree plans and exam schedules, and, if necessary, extending their standard period of study. Furthermore, the advisor for elite athletes is your personal point of contact, for example, in case that examination and competition dates overlap. The scholarship holders also receive support from the mentors and professors at the university.

The University of Mannheim has been a partner university of top-level sports since 2003.

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The Scholarship

The Greinert Family and the Dietmar-Hopp-Foundation help student athletes to succeed in their studies while maintaining a successful sports career.

How to apply

What are the requirements for a successful application? What deadlines apply? What must be in the letter of motivation? You will find the answers here.

Scholarship Holders

Each year, we support students enrolled in different programs who are doing high-performance sports.

Study and Olympics

“Road to Tokyo” – a video series with our scholarship holders on their way to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021.

Due to my athletic career, I travel a lot to different competitions and training camps. Thanks to the Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, I am confident when it comes to completing my studies, since I can count on advice for individual solutions in case I miss an examination. This is something I am extremely thankful for.

Sarah Brüßler – scholarship holder / Photo credit: Ye Fung Tchen

Thanks to the scholarship I was able to reconcile my studies with my training obligations and competitions.

David Schmidt – alumnus / Photo credit: Jula Jacob

Advisor for elite athletes

If you have any questions regarding the Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region or the application process, feel free to contact us via mail or by phone, or come to see us at our office.

Larissa Schilde

Larissa Schilde

Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region
University of Mannheim
Spitzensport-Stipendium Metropolregion
Rhein-Neckar
Schloss Ostflügel – Room SO 004
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
Sarah Seidl, M.A., MBA

Sarah Seidl, M.A., MBA

Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region
on parental leave
University of Mannheim
Spitzensport-Stipendium Metropolregion
Rhein-Neckar
Schloss Ostflügel – Room SO 004
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment