Welcoming Scholarship

Our 4th GIROMATCH Scholarship for Social Commitment

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Our Welcoming Scholarship at a glance

Our Welcoming Scholarship is GIROMATCH’s 4th scholarship which rewards students’ social engagement. In 2020, we launched our “Covid Scholarship without paperwork” after receiving increased loan applications from students who lost their source of income because of the actual pandemics.

In early 2022, we expanded our loans’ offer to foreign nationals and internationals. Through our English speaking homepage we received increasing loan applications from people with international backgrounds. For this reason, we decided to offer the 4th scholarship under the motto "Welcoming Scholarship" to support Incoming Students from Ukraine and their Helpers.

In the following, we show you who will be supported, how much can you get and who can apply.

For our German version, click here.

GIROMATCH Welcoming Scholarship One Pager

Welcoming Scholarship Fact Sheet Download

GIROMATCH Welcoming Stipendium

Every crisis brings new opportunities to engage

There are over 350,000 foreign students in Germany. 7,000 of them are from Ukraine. Since February 2022, thousands more students from Ukraine have arrived in Germany - and the numbers will continue to grow.

The commitment of many German students who are stepping up to welcome and give a home to fellow Ukrainian students is overwhelming. In this way they are making their solidarity tangible. GIROMATCH wants to further encourage helping initiatives.

With our Welcoming Scholarship we are keen to support:

  • incoming students from Ukraine, or Ukrainian students who already study in Germany
  • Helpers and committed people who offer support of any kind to Ukrainian students

We offer successful applications either € 500,- immediate aid or a € 500,- donation to a non-profit organization of your choice.

How our scholarship works

Kredit Auszahlung

What can I get through the GIROMATCH’s Welcoming Scholarship?

As an incoming student with Ukrainian origins you can receive 500,- Euro as immediate aid.

As a Helper you can either receive 250,- Euro for yourself and donate 250,- Euro to charity, or donate your whole scholarship to a non-profit organization of your choice.

Who can apply?

Students of all recognized universities and colleges throughout Germany. We only require that you are enrolled at the time of application.

Ukrainian students must be able to prove their study background as well as their citizenship.

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Kredit digital und online

How can I apply?

As an incoming student from Ukraine you can tell us your background and bring attention to your story.

As a Helper, you show us in your application how you concretize your commitment and convince us of your sense of responsibility.

Create a video of up to 2 minutes or put your story down on paper in a creative way.

Our GIROMATCH Scholarship - Rewarding Social Committment since 2020

Beruf und Karriere

> 1.000


Kredit Auszahlung

> 7.500 €

Given in scholarships

GIROMATCH Stipendium

> 150

Universities and Colleges

5-Sterne Bewertung

"Super coole Aktion und echt gutes Vorbild für andere Unternehmen."

Franziska, Wintersemester 2020

5-Sterne Bewertung

"Ich finde es klasse, dass ihr Studierende in der aktuellen Zeit unterstützt! Vielen vielen Dank! "

Ann-Christin, Wintersemester 2020

5-Sterne Bewertung

"Es bedeutet mir sehr viel, dass ihr mein Studium auf diese Weise unterstützt!"

Niklas, Sommersemester 2020

5-Sterne Bewertung

"Habe zwar kein Stipendium, aber einen großzügigen Amazon-Gutschein als „Trostpreis“ bekommen :) Außerdem sehr freundliche Kommunikation!"

Franzi, Sommersemester 2020

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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The most important questions and answers

Who are you and what do you do?

We are a credit platform based in Frankfurt, Germany. Our mission is to make loans and finance easier and more accessible for everyone.

If you want to learn more about us, check out our About Us page.

When can I apply?

The application period starts April 1, 2022

Do I have to pay the money of the scholarship back?

No. The money does not have to be paid back. It is not a loan and there is no "catch" when you apply. Your data will not be processed unless you explicitly agree or register on our platform.

You should generally note, however, that you may have to pay tax on the money as income. Please consult a tax advisor for this.

What do I need for an application?

As soon as the application phase is open, you can apply for the scholarship with an online application.

In the online application, all necessary information is requested step by step. You will then have the opportunity to submit your one-pager, your application text, your collage, your video, your song - or whatever your application looks like.

Please pay attention to the following when submitting your application:

  • We must be able to see that the documents are from you and can be traced back to you.
  • You can clearly and creatively highlight the reasons why the scholarship is right for you.
  • We can classify, read and evaluate the documents in a realistic time and effort frame.

Where can I apply?

You can find our application form here:

Online Application for the GIROMATCH Scholarship

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