The grant recipients of the winter semester 2016/2017

 

In an evening ceremony on December 8th, 2016, the university’s Vice President, Prof. Dr. Schmidt, awards certificates to 14 grant recipients. In the atmospheric ambience of the Atrium at the Pirmasens campus, attendees also had the opportunity to get to know each other afterwards.

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Grants for female undergraduates and doctoral candidates

Grants for female first-time students

What funding is available to me?

The university has assigned itself the goal of increasing the proportion of women studying STEM subjects. That’s why we now offer 10 grants to cover study material expenses to the tune of €150 a month, for a year. This is intended to help the grant recipients to concentrate fully on their studies during the tricky starting period. The grants are first awarded at the start of the winter semester, and generally end with the expiry of the grant term. The grant is immediately ceased if the recipient abandons their studies.


What requirements do I have to fulfill?

At the start of the grant term, you must be enrolled as a first degree student. The grant application must be completed, including references, and submitted to the university by November 15th at the latest.


How do I apply for a grant?

- Form with information for applicants: Download Form

- Résumé: Download Form

- Applicant’s cover letter, which states what subject and career path the applicant intends to pursue: Download Form

- Copies of education certificates

- Reference from a teacher. A second reference from a person outside of the university on your social commitment or other personal efforts: Download Form

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Department for Equality, see contact information.

Grants for studying mothers

What funding is available to me?

In pursuing a degree course, having and raising children can be a sensitive topic. With this grant program, the university hopes to support students with children, in order to help them to concentrate on their studies.  

Currently, 10 grants are awarded twice a year to help cover study material costs, with each grant term lasting 6 months and totaling a maximum of €300. It is possible to apply to extend the grant term. Extension application form

The grants generally end with the expiry of the grant term. The grant is immediately ceased if the recipient abandons their studies.


What requirements do I have to fulfill?

At the start of the grant term, you must be enrolled as a first degree student. You must be a mother and be able to evidence this. The complete application must be submitted by November 15th / April 30th.

The selection criteria are based on academic performance and social commitment. Nevertheless, we encourage all studying mothers to apply!


How do I apply for a grant?

- Form with information for applicants: Download Form

- Applicant’s cover letter explaining the applicant’s current situation and their motivation for applying for the grant

- Certificate of enrollment

- Copies of education certificates and grades

- Résumé

- Child’s birth certificate / “Mutterpass” for pregnant applicants

- A reference to evidence your social commitment activities, if any: Download Form

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Department for Equality, see contact information.

Grants for studying single mothers

What funding is available to me?

In pursuing a degree course, having and raising children can be a sensitive topic. This especially applies to single mothers, who often have to deal with the stress of reconciling their studies, families, and employment. This grant program aims to lessen these burdens, thereby enabling the student to concentrate on their studies. 

Currently, grants are awarded twice a year to help cover study material costs, with each grant term lasting 6 months. It is possible to apply to extend the grant term. Extension application form

The grants are first awarded at the start of the semester, and generally end with the expiry of the grant term. The grant is immediately ceased if the recipient abandons their studies.

 


What requirements do I have to fulfill?

At the start of the grant term, you must be enrolled as a first degree student. You must be a single mother and be able to evidence this. The application process contains a face-to-face interview. The complete application must be submitted by November 15th / April 30th. If you are already claiming BAföG, your application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

If you are in financial difficulty, you may submit your application outside of the application period. In such cases, please contact the Department for Equality.


How do I apply for a grant?

- Form with information for applicants: Download Form

- Applicant’s cover letter explaining the applicant’s current situation and their motivation for applying for the grant

- Certificate of enrollment

- Copies of education certificates and grades

- Proof of household income (monthly income and expenses)

- Registration certificates for the applicant and the child’s father.

- Evidence of any custody arrangements

- Child’s birth certificate / “Mutterpass” for pregnant applicants

- Information on childcare provisions

- A reference to evidence your social commitment activities, if any: Download Form

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Department for Equality, see contact information.

Grants for female doctoral candidates

What funding is available to me?

The university offers various grant options for female doctoral candidates.

- Follow-up financing for the time after completing the research project

- Additional grants to enable participation in relevant conferences

- Additional grants for purchasing relevant specialist literature

 

What requirements do I have to fulfill?

You are pursuing a cooperative doctorate at the university One of the supervisors must be a professor at the Hochschule Kaiserslautern.

 

How do I apply for a grant?

The application must be submitted to the Department for Equality.

The application should contain:

- Form with information for applicants: Download Form

- Applicant’s cover letter explaining the applicant’s intended career path and their motivation for applying for the grant

- Evidence from the professor of involvement in the cooperative doctorate

- Evidence of project partners, if any

 

When applying for additional grants or if you require any additional information, please contact the Department for Equality, see contact information.

Contact

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Sonja Wolf

Information

The women grants presented on this page are beeing offered by the University of Alpplied Sciences Kaiserslautern in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMBF).