DAAD Prize

DAAD Prize

The DAAD Prize of 1000 € is intended to honor international students who, in addition to outstanding academic achievements, also stand out with special social commitment and thus make an important contribution to the university community or society.

Criteria: international students and international doctoral candidates can be nominated for the DAAD Award:

  • Who are enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program at Geisenheim University (no guest or exchange students) or are pursuing a doctorate, and have obtained their university entrance qualification abroad,
  • Who are in an advanced stage of their studies, i.e. at least in their 2nd year of study
  • Demonstrate special academic achievement and remarkable social commitment

Evaluation criteria: in addition to special academic achievements, social commitment is evaluated, which is preferably carried out in Geisenheim and the surrounding area alongside the current studies. It can include social or charitable commitment (outside the university) and / or involvement in committees. Furthermore, additional challenges such as learning a language for the purpose of studying or the nominee's financial situation will also be considered in the evaluation.

Nomination: international students can be nominated for the DAAD Prize by all employees of Hochschule Geisenheim University. The student representation may also suggest a suitable candidate (in coordination with the Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs and the International Office). A letter of recommendation must be submitted to the International Office international@hs-gm.de, which provides information about the type and intensity of the social commitment (frequency, period, payment yes / no).

The deadline for a nomination is June 15 of each year.

Selection: a jury decides on the ranking of the nominees for the DAAD Prize. The jury consists of one representative from the International Office, the teaching department and the student buddy.

The jury has the task of prioritizing the proposed candidates on the basis of the evaluation criteria and their weighting. This prioritization serves as the basis for the final decision, which is made by the Committee for Studying and Teaching (Ausschuss für Studium und Lehre).


Sonja Thielemann
Dipl.-Ing. Agr. Sonja Thielemann
Building 5905
Room 02.02
Phone +49 6722 502 718
Sonja.Thielemann(at)hs-gm.de Details