As one of the pilot universities, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg participates in the "National Scholarship Programme" initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The so-called "Germany Scholarship" is intended to support particularly talented first-year students and students whose careers lead them to expect outstanding achievements in their studies and careers. When selecting scholarship holders, special achievements, work experience, social commitment and special personal or family circumstances are taken into account in addition to performance at school or during their studies. The scholarship is granted in the amount of 300 euros per month. Of this amount, 150 euros are financed from private funds (companies, foundations or private donors) and 150 euros from public funds.
At the start of the program in the summer semester of 2011, the Bergakademie was the only Saxon university to award the maximum number of those scholarships possible with 23 scholarships. In the summer semester of 2012, the university again made full use of the federal funds made available to it and awarded 53 scholarships. In the winter semester 2012/2013, additional scholarship funds not used by universities in the Free State of Saxony were distributed to other Saxon universities, and the Bergakademie awarded scholarships to a further 20 students. Since the beginning of April 2011, more than 400 scholarships have already been awarded.
The income-independent scholarship of 300 euros per month supplements the student's own "on-board funds" for studying, including BAföG. As a rule, funding is provided for one academic year.
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Scholarships are awarded according to the student's performance. In addition to the achievements and personal development to date, social commitment, the willingness to assume responsibility or special social, family or personal circumstances resulting from family background or migration, for example, should also be taken into account.