“I am very happy to be one of the first Diversity Scholarship Recipients. Without this full scholarship I would never have been able to afford my CCM study program at ZU. The trust connected with this encourages me not only for my studies, but also to help shape the university.”
Kübra Karatas | Diversity Scholarship Recipient, BA CCM, Program Start 2013
Tuition fees cover approximately one third of the total budget of Zeppelin University and thus are an essential pillar in the financing mix. The students take on responsibility for their own educational biography and - as a purely privately financed university - ZU is maximally independent.
To promote young talent we offer sponsors who value education a range of scholarship models which support students as an effective relief in financing their studies.
With 300 Euro per month, the Germany Scholarship supports both students and enrolling students whose careers so far promise an outstanding performance in their studies, as well as in their professional lives. One half is paid by the Federation, the other half by private sponsors. The concept of performance underlying this scholarship is deliberately seen broadly: Good grades and course achievements are taken into consideration, as are the willingness to take on responsibility or the successful mastering of obstacles in the student´s own life and education. A sponsor can be an organization as well as a private citizen who would like to become committed for a monthly payment of 150 Euro (contribution receipt will be issued).
Current Scholarship Donors:
Daniel Renn Stiftung | Brigitte Drewing | Fischer Controlling Corporate Finance | IB Segelbacher GmbH IBB Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee AG | Klinik Buchinger Wilhelmi GmbH | LAYER Grosshandel GmbH & Co. KG | Ott-Goebel-Jugend-Stiftung | Ravensburger AG | Stiftung der Volksbank Friedrichshafen eG | Zeppelin UniversitätsGesellschaft e.V.
In addition to endowed study places and Germany Scholarships, individual scholarship programs can also be developed together with the sponsor. Examples:
The "Udo J. Vetter Förderfonds Reisestipendien" aims to support outstanding students of Zeppelin University in projects that are relevant for their studies but geographically far away - for example semesters abroad, academic congresses and conferences, as well as practical projects - so that the experiences made can later be included for example in a bachelor thesis.
In 2014, the Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland refocused its "Chancen-Stipendium" to integrate young people with a migrant background. The current concept aims at opening the program for a broader target group, promoting the commitment and the personal responsibility of the scholarship recipients even more, and keeping the financing structure transparent. Zeppelin University is a partner university of this foundation.
The foundation supports students of Zeppelin University during their academic stay abroad. Zeppelin University is a partner university of the Daniela und Jürgen Westphal-Stiftung.
The interfaces bridging state, politics, administration, and business are places of innovation and modernization. The "Behörden Spiegel-Master-Stipendium" supports future decision-makers who are willing to take on the responsibility to manage these interfaces.
The "Cicero-Master-Stipendium" supports students who, when they hear "politics", do not only think of the right to vote and of parties, but also of the economic and cultural backgrounds of a political system, the boundaries between the public and the private spheres, and the management of public institutions. This is what Cicero and Zeppelin University stand for.
The "brand eins-Master-Stipendium" supports students of business studies who understand the term "business" not only to mean costs and capital markets, but who also think of the cultural and political embedding of entrepreneurial aspects into a medialized public.
In addition to a purely subject-specific study program, studying at Zeppelin University is mainly characterized by the possibility to gain practical experience in one´s own projects. Many students draft projects that have both a regional focus and deal with social issues: Examples in recent months have been the project in cooperation with Ashoka, which focused on promoting social commitment of high school students, the child care by students on Saturdays for parents who would like to go shopping together, or qualified homework tutoring for children with a migrant background.