The Deutschlandstipendium is announced once a year at the University of Kassel, usually at the beginning of the winter semester. The application is made online via an application form, which is activated during the application period. An elected committee then selects the new scholarship holders from all applications received. When awarding the scholarship, not only good to very good performance in school, training and studies is taken into account, but also social and societal commitment as well as the private and family situation.
The scholarship is awarded for one year at a time. The maximum period of support is the standard period of study in the respective field of study. The Deutschlandstipendium is granted irrespective of income and does not count towards the BaföG.