VELA Semester Scholarship for International Students

Apply now and receive 900€

Studying abroad in Germany presents many challenges. Despite the lack of tuition fees, it is about more than just a new environment. The high cost of living in some places also has to be met somehow, and the Corona situation certainly hasn't made it any easier to land a lucrative part-time job. Therefore, you can certainly use a little support:

For this reason VELA offers a semester scholarship of 900€ in total, that’s 150€ for each month.

Remains the question, how can you receive the scholarship? That's very simple actually: Follow us on Facebook and explain to us in a short essay (max. one page at font size 12) why you deserve to be sponsored by VELA. Your reasons can be completely individual and for instance relate to your career, your studies or personal experiences, wishes and dreams – no limits to your creativity!

In order to participate, it is important that you are enrolled at a German university in the winter semester 2021/22 and have a residence in Germany as well as a German bank account.

After the application period closes on September 5th, 2021, VELA staff will submit a preselection of 10 essays to a jury composed of the following people:

- Dr. Stefan Ziegler, Managing Director of Ecclesia Holding GmbH
- Dr. Peter Gausmann, Managing Director of GRB Gesellschaft für Risiko-Beratung mbH
- Dr. Karolin Schmidt-Bremme, Assistant Manager at KPMG Deutschland

The jury will then determine which contribution is the most convincing and who will be published on this website and our Facebook page as the winner along with their essay on September 27th.

We’re already looking forward to your story!


23.08. – 05.09. Application: Send us your essay by e-mail to with the subject "Scholarship"
06.09. – 26.09.  Selection and consultation by the jury: Our jury will select the winner from all entries
27.09. – 03.10.  Organization: The winner provides us with the necessary data and a certificate of study and receives the scholarship

Any questions about the VELA-scholarship? Please feel free to contact us:
Phone: +49 (0) 5231/603-6487
E-Mail: or
Via chat on our website

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