STIBET 2020 Award Ceremony held on 8th of July 2020, graced by the presence of Prof. Dr. Carsten Diener, Rector and Mr. Adrian Thöny, Managing Director of SRH University Heidelberg. Sumuka Gummaraju, student in Applied Computer Science and scholarship winner, explains the DAAD STIBET programme in detail.

What is STIBET?

STIBET is a scholarship programme for students provided by the SRH University Heidelberg that is supported by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and the Auswärtiges Amt (The Federal Foreign Office). The programme intends to support international students to improve their academic success, ensure integration, as well as to attract students to study in Germany. SRH University Heidelberg has received an extraordinary DAAD funding and therefore is increasing the number of scholarships for the year 2020. Do not miss out on this opportunity to apply during  the second round of STIBET Scholarships. Read the entire article for more details.

What does this mean for students?

The SRH University Heidelberg believes in rewarding deserving students thus pushing them to bring out their best, both in terms of academics, as well as inter-cultural activities. It is absolutely a win-win situation for the students and the university. Besides, a DAAD Scholar is highly regarded not only in Germany but around the world.

What for and how is STIBET issued?

There are two variants of the STIBET programme.

Type 1 is a “Graduation Scholarship” (Studienabschlussstipendium). It is awarded to students who have shown excellent academic commitment.

Prerequisites for this scholarship:

  1. You are an international, full-time bachelor/master student,
  2. You have shown outstanding achievements in academics in any discipline and faculty,
  3. Successful graduation is expected within 12 months, i.e. before the 15th of October, 2021.

Type 2 focuses on students who have shown considerable social commitment to fellow students in the international context.

Prerequisites for this scholarship:

  1. You are an international, full-time bachelor/master student,
  2. You have started your studies on or before 1st October 2019,
  3. You have good academic grades,
  4. Proof of social commitment, which can be attested by an SRH staff member.

For both of the scholarships, students are granted a maximum of EUR 750 per month, for a duration of 4 months.

Can I apply as well?

As pointed out earlier in the article, the second round of applications are open until the 24th of July 2020. International students, who have excelled in academics and/or performed social duties, are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The general information regarding the scholarship, the documents required to process the application, along with the application form, are available on the homepage. All applications as a single PDFmust be sent by email to .

The STIBET scholarships for the year 2020 was conferred to the following students:

  • Ahmed Abdulamanea, a student in Information Technology, M.Eng. and Anglita Alvares, a student inApplied Computer Science, M.Sc. have both received a graduation scholarship for exceptional performance in academics.
  • Chinmoy Sarangi and Tushar Dwivedi, students in the Big Data & Business Analytics, M.Sc. showed particularly high engagement with new incoming international students at the university during the orientation days for the 2019 Winter intake. They actively helped students in with the registration processes and played a significant role during the International Week. They showed good performance in their studies apart from their activities at the university.
  • Sumuka Gummaraju exhibited significant engagement with the marketing department as “Wir-online” editor and was involved in cross-cultural events. Furthermore, he showed good academic performance.

All students were awarded a gross scholarship of EUR 3000.

On behalf of the scholarship holders, I would personally like to thank our scholarship coordinator Ms. Ulbrich for her personal commitment and efforts to go the extra mile – to push for the second round of scholarship for students. “Engagement and good performances in our university are recognized and therefore can be worthwhile. This should motivate other students” she says with a smile. Ms. Bettina Pauley, Head of International Relations and Ms. Anja Loos, International Student and Alumni Coordinator, proved instrumental before and during the process of applications.