Undergraduate scholarship programs at GJU

 

 

Background of the Scholarships 

The German Jordanian University was founded as a bi-national university on behalf of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research Germany and the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research Jordan. The German government provides several funds to support and sustain the development of the GJU. A part of the money is dedicated to scholarships for GJU students. The donors of the scholarships are the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) jointly with the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg (GJU Project Office Magdeburg).

 

 

 

Types of Scholarships for undergraduate students

German Year Scholarships

(Last updated: 09.04.2020)

 

We would like to draw your attention that the GJU Project Office Magdeburg, our strategic partner in Germany, has informed us earlier that the DAAD German Year Scholarship will be shortened to cover only the study semester of the German Year. This is due to the reduction of the budget allocated to GJU from the donor of the scholarship DAAD starting from the summer semester batch 2020. At the same time, this allows the International Office to award more students with a scholarship as we discussed this with the presidency and the Exchange Coordinators. 

 

Funding Funding is provided for the study semester of the German Year; lump sum for travel expenses.
Application Applying for a scholarship is not possible. Scholarships are allocated among the best students of each major.
Criteria

General GPA of at least 76% (weighted 70%) and mark in German VI (weighted 10%).

Students who obtained an official B1 certificate with all parts passed before leaving to Germany will receive a bonus of 20 points.

Students who obtained an official B2 certificate with all parts passed before leaving to Germany will receive a bonus of 40 points.

Note:

Bonuses will be awarded for the highest certificate, i.e. students with a B1 and B2 certificate will receive the B2 bonus of 40 points only.

Students who are exempted from German VI and/or B1 due to a previously gained B2 certificate, will receive the B2 bonus of 40 points only.

Selection An independent Scholarship Committee is selecting the scholarship holders at the beginning of the 1st and the 2nd semester. Depending on the data available, the selection process might continue even if the semester has already started.
Duration One semester-long (the study semester of the German Year).
Extension Due to the nature of this scholarship, no extension is possible.
Eligibility In general, all regularly enrolled undergraduate students at GJU are eligible. For the German Year scholarships, only the students meeting all requirements for leaving to Germany are eligible. German Citizens are excluded and cannot receive funds.

Summer Language Courses in Germany

(Last updated: March 2017)

Funding

Funding is provided for course fees over a duration of approximately four weeks; lump sum for travel expenses; accommodation in Germany according to the facilities provided by the organizing institution.

Application Students need to register for a scholarship application test, which will presumably be announced around March/April.
Criteria

Nomination by the German Language Center / the School of Applied Humanities and Languages following the results of the scholarship test. Only students at the end of their second study year (enrolled in that semester in German III or IV) are eligible. Scholarships are allocated once a year.

Selection Allocation of scholarships through the International Office following the nominations by the German Language Center / the School of Applied Humanities and Languages in accordance with the available number of scholarships. One summer course scholarship is awarded each year based on a recommendation by the Deanship of Student Affairs.
Duration

Approximately one month, depending on the length of the course.

Extension Due to the nature of this scholarship, no extension is possible.
Eligibility

Only students at the end of the second study year enrolled in that semester in German III or IV are eligible. German Citizens are excluded and cannot receive funds.

 

 

Commitment of the Scholarship holder

The scholarship holder has to sign a declaration of acceptance assuring that he/she will not make use of any funding options provided through other institutions for the duration of the scholarship period. Additionally any changes which might effect the scholarship (like the change of major or the change of the University in Jordan) have to be reported to the International Office immediately. Scholarship holders are expected to act as an example for other students and to represent the vision of their German donor in order to fostering academic and intercultural exchange between Germany and Jordan.