The Hamburg Stipendium
A chance for students in Hamburg, companies and for Hamburg!

The Hamburg Stipendium is a support programme/scholarship offered by the Studierendenwerk Hamburg and has been awarded since the winter semester 2018/2019 to students who successfully complete their studies due to special life situations.

In the first years of funding, we support students with a migration or refugee background, whose parents did not attend university in Germany, financially as well as ideally with the Hamburg Stipendium.

We are currently supporting 21 impressive people who are successfully studying at the four largest state universities and the two art colleges in Hamburg. The Hamburg Stipendium recipents of 2021/22 are enrolled in engineering, humanities, law, economics, natural sciences or art courses. They are from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Germany, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Syria and Ukraine.

A chance for students in Hamburg
Financial and non-material support as well as network contacts

The Hamburg Stipendium has been awarded by the Studierendenwerk Hamburg since the winter semester 2018/2019 and recognises Hamburg students who successfully complete their studies from special life situations.

In the first years of funding, the scholarship supports students with a refugee or migration background financially as well as ideally: the scholarship holders each receive 150 euros per month; in addition, they have the opportunity to participate in events as part of a scholarship holder network and to establish valuable contacts with institutions and companies.

It is no longer possible to apply for the funding period 2021/22. Information on the application for 2022/23 will be announced here.

News about our scholarship holders' network can be found in the News section.


Everything at a glance

A chance for companies in Hamburg
Promoting young talent and social engagement

The Hamburg Stipendium offers your company the opportunity to combine the search for potential young talent with social commitment. By supporting the scholarship, you and your company can come into contact with students who excel in professional as well as social skills. In addition to the opportunity to get to know future skilled workers and to bind them to your company during their studies through internships, for example, you make a valuable contribution to more integration and equal opportunities in our city.

Our supporters
These companies have supported the Hamburg Stipendium so far.

Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH

"The careers of talented young people must not be allowed to fail due to poor economic starting conditions, because we need all committed forces to shape the future. Together with the Studierendenwerk, we are building a network that promotes talent.

Gasnetz Hamburg is committed to the Hamburg Scholarship as a partner because we look to the future together with the students. Supporting committed people and bringing them together in a network - this benefits everyone involved in the medium and long term. Committed young professionals can thus achieve above-average performance despite challenging life circumstances. This is how we jointly advance networking in Hamburg's higher education landscap

– Udo Bottlaender, Managing Director

Hapag-Lloyd AG

"Integration can succeed if we quickly provide people with a migration background with professional qualifications. The Hamburg Scholarship makes an outstanding and exemplary contribution to this."

– Dr. Maximilian Rothkopf, Board member


"Integration is not only the task of the state. Everyone can and should contribute to it. Support through qualification is an essential step towards an equal society. The Hamburg Stipendium creates opportunities for young people - we are happy to support that!"

 Thomas Gartz, Head of Human Resources and Admininstration

Hamburger Sparkasse AG

"Our society needs independent, self-confident and well-educated young people. That is why their education and training is also very important to us. The Hamburg Scholarship makes an important contribution here, which we are happy to support."

– Dr. Harald Vogelsang, Spokesman of the Board


Marquard & Bahls

At Marquard & Bahls, the promotion of equal opportunities and equal treatment is part of our corporate culture. We are proud to have people from 67 countries as employees in our group of companies and consider diversity an invaluable asset and central resource for innovation. We support the Hamburg Stipendium to make our contribution to more integration and equal opportunities in Hamburg.”

– Mark Garrett, CEO



“We are supporting the Hamburg Stipendium scholarship because we believe that one’s level of dedication, skills and personality – rather than social background – should be the criteria for a successful future career.“

- Jonathan Perkins, CEO


We would also like to thank the Hamburger Abendblatt hilft e.V., the Lions Club Hamburg and Philips for their support.

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Support the Hamburg Stipendium!
Get on board now!

You can support the Hamburg Stipendium with your company as a sponsor from as little as 2,200 euros per funding year. As a sponsor of the Hamburg Stipendium, you will have the opportunity to get to know the scholarship holders at events and to win them over for various forms of cooperation.

A sponsorship also entitles you to appear as a supporter of the Hamburg Stipendium and the Studierendenwerk draws public attention to your commitment as a sponsor on its homepage, social media channels and as part of its press work. The design of a sponsorship takes into account the individual needs of your company.

Companies, institutions and private individuals can also support the Hamburg Stipendium with a donation. The amount of the donation is freely selectable; the support of a scholarship holder for one sponsorship year is possible for 2,000 euros. For tax reasons, donations are always made without publicity.

Would you like to support the Hamburg Scholarship or are you interested in further information?

Then get in touch with us!
Phone: +49 40 / 41 902 386
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A chance for Hamburg
A contribution to a diverse, democratic society

With the Hamburg Stipendium, Studierendenwerk Hamburg makes a contribution to a diverse, democratic society that offers young people opportunities.

The programme connects well-educated students with Hamburg companies and shows that people with a migration background are an integral part of our society and that we benefit from each other. Through their support, companies can fulfil their social responsibility and at the same time present themselves to future skilled workers.


DSW Journal - 4/2018 (S. 36/37)
UNIScene - 6/2018 
Hamburger Abendblatt - 29.09.2018 
Hamburger Wirtschaft - Februar/März 2019, A4781 (S. 50/51
Oriental Night - 04/2021
Hamburger Abendblatt - 28.04.2021
Hamburger Abendblatt - 10.07.2021
Hamburg Journal - 11.10.2021 (min. 12:50)