For the summer semester 2023, the University of Passau is offering a scholarship programme for the fifth time for committed female bachelor's and master's students in STEM subjects who have the potential for an academic career. The aim is to increase the proportion of women in STEM subjects.
Two to three female students are supported per semester for 12 months each with a monthly scholarship of 935 euros. The application form for the MINT scholarship can be filled out via KIX for the start of the summer semester 2023 until 20 January 2023.
The scholarship is open to regularly enrolled, degree-seeking female students at the University with above-average academic performance in the following STEM degree programmes, in which women make up less than 40 percent of the students (as at winter semester 2020–21):
- B.Sc. Computer Science
- M.Sc. Computer Science
- B.Sc. Internet Computing
- B.Sc. Mathematics
- M.Sc. Computational Mathematics
- B.Sc. Information Systems
- M.Sc. Information Systems
- M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence Engineering
- Teacher education programme (secondary education) for Gymnasium or Realschule with Computer Science as a teaching subject
The prerequisite for funding is that the remaining duration of the degree programme is at least one year. Applications can only be submitted within the framework of a Bachelor's or teaching degree programme after completion of the first semester. Master's students must also have already successfully completed at least one semester (Bachelor's or Master's) at the University of Passau.
935 euros per month for 12 months.
After an evaluation, the scholarship can be extended for an additional 12 months.
The increased cost of childcare (for children under the age of 18) is subsidised at a flat rate of 200 euros per month for the first child and an additional 100 euros for each additional child. Caregivers for close relatives in need of care may request a grant based on the amount of the care allowance depending on the care level (‘Pflegegrad’).
In principle, students with a MINT scholarship have to use their entire workforce for their studies. Apart from that, they can work for up to 40 hours a month. No further scholarship may be obtained during the MINT scholarship (with the exception of non-financial scholarships). Double financial support is generally excluded. Exceptions may be possible in individual cases, please contact us in good time.
After the application deadline, a ranking is made in the individual faculties. On this basis, four to six female students will be invited to interviews, at which the respective Faculty Women's Representative, a representative from the respective Dean's Office, the University Women's Representative, the Vice President for Studies, Teaching and Ethics and the STEM Scholarship Project Coordinator will be present.
The selection decision will be made after the interviews by the University Women's Officer together with the Vice President for Studies, Teaching and Ethics, taking into account both the rankings and the interviews.
Please fill out the online in form KIX and upload the following documents merged in a single PDF file:
- Cover letter/letter of motivation (1 page maximum)
- Chronological CV
- (School/degree) certificates
- Certificate of enrolment
- HISQIS printout
- If applicable, birth certificate(s) of the child/children, proof that you are caring for relatives with an illness/disability
Please request the performance assessment yourself, with the request that the assessor sends the completed form directly to Anneliese.Fraser@uni-passau.de by 15th January 2023. This will ensure that all documents relating to your application are complete by the closing date.
If you have any questions or technical problems, please contact Anneliese.Fraser@uni-passau.de.