There are a number of scholarships that can be used to finance your studies.
The decisive factor for a successful application is not only an above-average academic performance. Political or social commitment also play a role in the awarding of most scholarships. You will find an overview of important scholarships and current announcements on the scholarships page of the University of Passau.
Some foundations specifically support students with disabilities and chronic diseases:
Aktion luftsprung ('air jump campaign') supports students with chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel diseases (especially Crohn's disease), rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or similar chronic diseases. They should be highly motivated and committed and their motto in life should be: 'Never give up under any circumstances!'. The air jump campaign usually awards five scholarships annually with a monthly grant of EUR 500. The scholarship is initially granted for one year, but re-application is permitted.
Heinz und Mia Krone-Stiftung
The foundation supports integration of people who are dependent on a wheelchair due to an accident or illness. For example, if no other funding agency is responsible for it, funding is provided for house conversions, necessary expert opinions and car conversions.
Georg Leffers Stiftung
The Georg Leffers Foundation supports severely mentally and physically handicapped children and adolescents, especially those from socially disadvantaged families.
Target group: disabled students who cannot claim state or other financial support or who are no longer able to do so, or who are unable to do so to a sufficient extent.
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The foundation supports patients suffering from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who are impaired in their professional or private lives due to the disease as well as scientists in that field. Innovative projects by scientists researching chronic inflammatory bowel diseases are also supported.
Dr. Willy Rebelein Stiftung
Telephone: +49 911 580 740
Ongoing and one-time payments to support additional training needs of physically disabled students in need of financial support due to their disability, if this amount cannot be covered by other agencies. Preference is given to students from the greater Nuremberg area.
Principality of Liechtenstein
The target group are students from the German language and cultural area who have acquired their higher education entrance qualification in the form of the Abitur, Germany’s highest school leaving examination. Must have a disabled person's pass. Must have completed 10th to 12th grade German, mathematics, a foreign language, history and natural sciences.
Inge und Johann Heinrich Berger-Landefeldt-Stiftung
For people with epilepsy. Support is primarily provided in the form of a personal individual grant for measures and assistive devices for which no other funding agency can be found.
Anni und Keyvan Dahesch-Stiftung
c/o Commerzbank AG, Nachlass- und Stiftungsmanagement
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Funding and support for persons who, due to their physical, mental or spiritual condition, are dependent on the help of others as well as support of people in need.
Competence tandems for students with and without disabilities
The programme is aimed at female students with and without disabilities or chronic illnesses who
- have an interest in equal opportunity collegial cooperation
- would like to expand their networks and exchange ideas with professionally experienced mentors
- want to share their professional career and personal development with like-minded people.
In tandem, one disabled student will work with a student without a disability for a year, supported by people with professional experience.
The co-mentors involved in the programme are experienced academics from all disciplines.
Further information can be found on the website of the Hildegardis Association.