The scholarship holders will receive EUR 300 per month for a period of one year. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as well as private companies and persons are funding the scholarships at a ratio of 50 to 50. With 202 scholarship donations acquired, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has reached the funding quota of one percent required by BMBF. At a celebration with the donors yesterday evening, the students were handed over their scholarship certificates.
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.