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Scholarships: Christoph-Rüchardt Scholarship

Founded by local businesses in Baden

Application deadline and requirements for the funding period 2024/2025 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Since the winter semester 2023/2024, the Faculty of Engineering is again awarding the Christoph Rüchardt Scholarships for master's degree students. The scholarship was founded by local businesses in the Baden region. The awards are endowed by the Faculty of Engineering Foundation, which is managed by the Friends of the University Association (Verband der Freunde der Universität Freiburg e.V.).

The scholarships are awarded to outstanding master’s students who have demonstrated exceptional academic merit in their undergraduate studies. Volunteer or extracurricular actitivies are also an asset. Students who are already receiving a scholarship from another institution are not eligible.

Target group

For the 2023/2024 funding period students who had started one of the following master’s degree programs in the summer semester of 2023 or the winter semester of 2023/2024 were eligible to apply: 

  • Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Microsystems Engineering/Mikrosystemtechnik
  • Sustainable Systems Engineering


  • Enrolment in one of the above mentioned programs in the same year as your scholarship application
  • A minimum average Bachelor's grade (CGPA) of 1.5 (according to the German grading system)

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's CGPA
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Compelling motivation letter

Funding Period

1 year

Funding Amount

€ 200 per month

Application Period

1st October - 5th November, 2023

Application Documents

  • The completed application form
  • A letter of motivation (1/2 - 1 page)
  • A letter of recommendation from a university professor
  • A copy of the bachelor's degree and transcript
  • Your CV

Please bundle these documents in ONE pdf document and send it to

About the letter of motivation

Together with your CGPA and the letter of recommendation, the letter of motivation is the most important document of your scholarship application. It should neither be too long, nor too short. Focus on the most important facts and try to avoid using empty statements. The letter of motivation is not meant to be an extended version of your CV. Instead, please highlight the extraordinary aspects of your education career. If you have particpated or are participating in any volunteer or extracurricular activities (at the university or in any kind of welfare institution) please do mention it as well.