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Scholarships: Christoph-Rüchardt Scholarship

Unfortunately, in 2022 and 2023 this scholarship cannot be offered.

Founded by local businesses in Baden

Every year, the Faculty of Engineering awards five Christoph Rüchardt Scholarships to 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 already receive a scholarship from another institution are not eligible.

Target group

Students may apply for the 2018/19 funding period if they have started one of the following master’s degree programs in the summer semester of 2018 or the winter semester of 2018/2019: 

  • 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 - 31st October

Application Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of motivation (1/2 - 1 page)
  • Letter of recommendation from a university professor
  • Copy of the bachelor's degree and transcript
  • 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. Don't write down the whole story of your life 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.