Scholarship Ceremony 2020

Dear Partners and Sponsors,
Dear Scholarship Holders,

We truly regret that the scholarship ceremony cannot take place in its usual form this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In order to still experience to some extent the festive mood of the event and to give you inspiration for the exchange of ideas with each other, we have created this website with articles, thank-you messages and voices from our scholarship holders, our sponsors and the Central University Administration.

We would like to especially thank our sponsors of the Deutschland Scholarship, the Opportunity Mannheim Scholarship, the Mannheim Scholarship as well as the DAAD Matching Funds Scholarships for international students. Moreover, a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this website.

We are looking forward to  – hopefully – seeing you in person next year. Given that next summer marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Deutschland Scholarship program, we even have a very special reason to celebrate.

Please stay healthy!
Your Scholarship Team

Video messages from the university

Testimonials of scholarship holders

I am extremely happy about the support I receive through the Opportunity Mannheim Scholarship. The support of the Opportunity Mannheim Scholarship allows me to better focus on my academic life and has enabled me to get through difficult times.

Ahyoung Nam, bachelor’s program in Business Administration / Photo: Haejung Han

Balancing university, a job and voluntary work is often a very challenging task. Therefore, I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be able to work less and focus more on my studies as well as my voluntary activity. I feel very honored to have been admitted to the circle of scholarship holders and I hope I can live up to the expectations.

Thalib Ahmad, bachelor’s program in Business Law / Photo: Markus Maul

The Opportunity Mannheim Scholarship has helped me pursue my dreams without the interference of my economic circumstances. Thanks to the financial fund, I have been able to afford my expenses, find time to improve my skills and focus more on my studies without the stress and pressure of financing. Currently, I am a trainee at the European Parliament, and I have a very good average grade in my program of study. I want to thank the University of Mannheim Foundation and all the donors for this amazing opportunity.

Çağla Ezgi Yıldız, M.A. Political Science / Photo: Sinem Uyar

I’m glad I still have the opportunity to thank my scholarship sponsors despite the unpleasant circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. They are the ones supporting me on my long way to success. I am sure that this is the biggest and most heartfelt thank you I have ever said in my life.

Ivalina Pencheva, bachelor’s program in German Studies: Language, Literature and Media / Photo: Prisiyana Vlaeva

I am deeply thankful to the University Mannheim Foundation and the donors for providing me with the Opportunity Mannheim Scholarship that has allowed me to focus on my educational studies without worrying about the financial constraints which I was facing earlier. My education has been of utmost importance for me and this scholarship has greatly helped me in pursuing my master’s in management degree smoothly. Thank you again for investing in my education and future.

Muhammad Arsal, Mannheim Master in Management / Photo: private

I used to have to work all the time to cover my expenses. Studying and working at the same time affected my academic performance negatively. Since August 2020, I get financial support by the Opportunity Mannheim Scholarship, so now I can invest more time in my studies and improve my performance. Therefore, I am very grateful to have the Opportunity Mannheim Scholarship.

Luis Andres Enco Mantilla, B.Sc. Political Science

Commitment of scholarship holders

Hanna Hellmuth: Amnesty HSG

Eva-Maria Link: FUSO.MA e.V. student initiative

Kai Odrian: Project Aufwind (Updraft) and sponsorship with the after-school care center (Hort)

Funding Organizations

Without our sponsors, the support of highly motivated and dedicated students would not be possible. We thank:

  • Companies

    • Allianz Deutschland AG BASF SE Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Bilfinger SE Deutsche Bank AG Essity Operations Mannheim GmbH FUCHS PETROLUB SE Grosskraftwerk Mannheim AG Hays AG hkp Deutschland GmbH HORNBACH Baumarkt AG INTER Versicherungsgruppe JOSEPH VÖGELE AG KSB SE & Co. KGa MLP Finanzberatung SE PERI GmbH PHOENIX group RENOLIT SE Roche Diagnostics GmbH SAP SE
  • Private persons, the City of Mannheim, foundations and clubs

    • ABSOLVENTUM MANNHEIM e.V. BBBank Stiftung Dr. Bernhard Nick Dr. Brigitte Fickel DZ BANK Stiftung Ekkehard-Stiftung Freunde der Universität Mannheim e.V. Fumiko Hayashi-Speichler und Rolf Speichler Zustiftung Günter Reimann-Dubbers Stiftung Heinrich-Vetter-Stiftung Liesel-Weiler-Stiftung Marie-Luise und Normann Stassen Stiftung Marion Würth noon Foundation Otto-Mann-Stiftung Rheinhyp Unterstützungsfonds für Eurohypo-Mitarbeiter e.V. (ehem.) Stadt Mannheim Stiftung Universität Mannheim Thomas Kern Ulrike und Dr. Axel Weber-Stiftung Union Investment Stiftung Wilhelm Müller-Stiftung

You would like to apply for a scholarship at the University of Mannheim or think about providing funding to students through scholarships? Then please feel free to send an e-mail to the Scholarship Team.