Scholarships for female students in STEM subjects
For the winter semester 2023/24, 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 winter semester 2023/24 until 16 June 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 requirement to apply for the scholarship is, that the remaining duration of the degree program is at least one year. Students can only submit their applications after completing their first semester in Passau, with the exception of Master’s students who successfully completed their bachelor’s degree in Passau already.
The minimum requirement is a grade point average of at least 2.5. The number of credits is not restricted, it will only be taken into consideration how many credits you acquired in how many semesters, if that seems a lot above or below minimum study time.
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’).
Employment / income / double funding
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.
How to apply
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
Performance assessment: Please contact a lecturer or professor from the University of Passau who taught you or worked with you, and provide the performance assessment form below. The completed form should then directly be sent to Anneliese.Fraser@uni-passau.de by 24th June 2023. This will ensure that all documents relating to your application are complete by the closing date.
To download the performance assessment form please click here.
Please note that only applications that are complete by the application deadline date can be considered.
If you have any questions or technical problems, please contact Anneliese.Fraser@uni-passau.de.