Financial support for students with children at the University of Applied Sciences Trier

The scholarship trust of the Rhineland-Palatine county offers single parent students and single pregnant students – independent of their BAföG-status – support in financially difficult situations. The program aims to stop students from dropping out and to successfully graduate.

Outstanding grades are not crucial criteria for selection, the seriousness of the situation is. Though this situation should not be a permanent one. The scholarship is granted once every semester. To apply you should present a filled out application form along with all necessary documentation to your respective departmental equality officer (contact information here). After having checked your documents, the officer will compose a statement regarding your current situation, which will be passed on to the equality committee. The committee will decide on the beneficiaries and the amount of the support.

Application documents: Support for students with children

Ariadne scholarship for female students of the University of Applied Sciences Trier

The Ariadne scholarship of the University of Applied Sciences Trier can be awarded to all female students and all female Phd-students regardless of their departmental affiliation. The scholarship is funded by the HSP-III-Program for the advancement of women in science and academic studies.

Criteria for the selection of suitable candidates are:

  • registered student at the University of Applied Sciences Trier
  • social or voluntary extracurricular activities
  • financial emergency situation
  • additional duties such as child care or care for the elderly
  • good to very good course achievements

Applications can be submitted to the equality office of the University of Applied Sciences Trier to the 15th of July each year. You can download the relevant forms and checklists following the links on the right side.

Please mind that letters not addresses in the following way may be opened by the universities postal service. Strictly confidential mail should therefore always be addressed such like:

<Name of contact person>

University of Applied Sciences Trier

Equality office

Environmental Campus Birkenfeld

PO Box 1380

55761 Birkenfeld

For further information and questions, you may have, please contact Anne Müller.

Contactperson: Support for students with children

Britta Billert
Britta Billert
Beschäftigte Gleichstellungsbüro


+49 6782 17-1913
+49 6782 17-1711


Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 30

Contactperson Ariadne-Scholarship and financial support for female students with family commitments

Anne Müller
Anne Müller, M. Sc.
Beschäftigte Gleichstellungsbüro


+49 6782 17-1937


Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 48


Nach Vereinbarung

Scholarships for first-year students of the department of IT studies (Trier only)

The department of IT studies wants to interest more female students in studying IT. It therefore offers a scholarship for first-year students (1. University semester) in all four bachelor courses of the department.

You will find all relevant information following this link to the department of IT studies.


Award of the equality committee for exceptional dissertations

The equality committee is selecting a dissertation to be awarded 1.500€ in the winter semester.

The main requirement is a 1.7 mark or higher on your dissertation.

Students may submit their dissertations themselves but only once and no later than one year after the completion of their studies. A special report by a professor is not required.

In the selection of the winning dissertation, the committee also considers the following criteria:

  • Mark of the dissertation
  • Field of study (gender imbalance)
  • Child care duties
  • Care for the elderly duties
  • A gender related aspect in the dissertation

The dissertation must be submitted by the 31.08. to the central equality officer or the equality office in printed or digital form, along with all proof concerning your mark (transcript of records), if applicable a copy of birth certificate of your child (or children), if applicable a statement by the doctor responsible for the treatment of the person you are taking care of.

For the criteria gender imbalance in field of study and gender related aspect in the dissertation no proof is demanded by the applicant.

For questions, please contact Mrs. Britta Billert, equality office (Tel 06782 / 17 – 1913, mail: b.billert(at)

Contactperson: Scholarships for first-year students of the department of IT studies

Prof. Dr. Rainer Oechsle
Prof. Dr. Rainer Oechsle
Professor FB Informatik


+49 651 8103-508
+49 651 8103-454


Schneidershof | Building O | Room 109


Nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail

Other external scholarship opportunities for female students


Deutscher Akademikerinnen-Bund (Support for printing costs)

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Bildung, Jugend und Kultur





ACM-W Scholarships  (Financial support for female students of the IT departements to visit conferernces)

 Database "scholarship pilot" of the German Ministry of education

General information on scholarships

A solid financial base guarantees carefree studies. However, not everybody has such financial means at their disposal. Master and bachelor courses leave less time to job. Besides public grants and student loans scholarships offer a good alternative to finance your studies. Many falsely believe that scholarships will only be awarded to top grade students. Many scholarships also consider other criteria such as nationality, study progress, planned studies abroad, the reason why you apply for support or field of study.

More information on the scholarships can be obtained on the website following this link, from the scholarship commissioners of the University of Applied Sciences Trier and from the equality office.

With the beginning of the winter semester 2011 / 2012 the University of Applied Sciences Trier is also offering the Deutschlanstipendium. All relevant information concerning that scholarship can be found under the following link.

The student social services Trier can also provide more detailed information on various scholarships and help you to find the scholarship most suitable for you.

Scholarship commissioner Campus Trier

Prof. Dr. Walter Jakoby
Prof. Dr. Walter Jakoby
Professor FB Technik - FR Elektrotechnik


+49 651 8103-371
+49 651 820-659


Schneidershof | Building B | Room 310

Scholarship commissioner Campus Birkenfeld

Prof. Dr. Susanne Hartard
Prof. Dr. Susanne Hartard
Professorin FB Umweltwirtschaft/-recht - FR Umweltwirtschaft


+49 6782 17-1322
+49 6782 17-1284


Birkenfeld | Building 9912 | Room 8


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