The Baden-Wuerttemberg-STIPENDIUM (“Baden-Württemberg Scholarship“) for students is a program established by the Baden-Wuerttemberg Stiftung. The objective of the Baden-Württemberg-Scholarship programme is to promote the international exchange of highly qualified German and foreign students. It also has the aim of helping to increase the participants understanding and tolerance of other cultures, as well as improving their language skills and broadening their social and academic horizons. An important target of the programme is to encourage links between universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg and their valued foreign partners and to develop and strengthen these bonds on a reciprocal basis.
Every year two selected partner universities from overseas are invited to participate in the BW Scholarship programme. Each university selects and then nominates a scholarship recipient.
Students receive financial assistance during their stay, and have the support of a comprehensive international network. Students must be nominated by their home universities to be eligible for the programme and must show a high degree of proficiency in their chosen field of studies. Students are expected to use their time to continue their studies in a new environment, by taking part in courses or projects (earning ECTS credits) and to explore the different possibilities available at the ABK Stuttgart. After the scholarship has ended it may be possible for students to extend their stay, in this case students will be responsible for funding their stay.
Students who receive the scholarship must be enrolled at the ABK Stuttgart for its entire duration, and cannot be in receipt of another scholarship for the purpose of funding a foreign exchange, during this time. Exceptions can be made in the case of; e.g. grants for travel expenses, etc.
The exchange coordinator at your home institution must confirm your nomination to the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design by e-mail or letter. Applications from students who are not nominated will not be processed.
Please contact the International Office for more information about the application.
Applications must include:
A portfolio of original works, (min 8-10 images), which may also be provided in digital format, the application form (pdf), a letter of motivation, letter of recommendation from a professor at your university, full and current CV and a copy of your passport. Applications must be sent no later than 15th April or 15thOctober to the following address:
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart /
Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
Am Weißenhof 1
Applicants must also register online
Deadline for winter semester (September - February): 15th April
Deadline for summer semester (March - August): 15th October
The Baden Württemberg Stiftung is responsible for the final selection of applicants for the BW-Scholarship.
The ABK Stuttgart reserves the right to refuse or accept an applicant according to our admissions regulations. Please note; we can only keep sent application materials on file for up to 4 weeks after the beginning of semester, after this time, if they are not collected in person, they will be disposed of.