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ULDERUP Scholarship Abroad

To enable students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering to spend time at a foreign university, the DR. JÜRGEN UND IRMGARD ULDERUP STIFTUNG awards 10 to 15 scholarships twice a year. Funding is provided for integrated studies abroad, project work or final theses and internships abroad. Stays abroad by doctoral students are expressly not funded.

Awarding the scholarships

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a personal application within the framework of a selection procedure that takes place twice a year and is limited to a maximum of one year. Applicants should be in their main course of study in a degree programme offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (incl. industrial engineering with a specialisation in mechanical engineering).

Amount of the scholarship

The amount of the scholarship depends on the respective need and is determined individually for each application on the basis of a detailed cost breakdown. Applications can be made for lump sums to cover living expenses as well as tuition fees, administrative costs (visa fees, etc.) and travel expenses.


After a pre-selection based on the written applications, the applicants are invited to personal selection interviews. After their return, the scholarship holders report on their stay abroad in a public lecture. Interested parties are cordially invited to attend these lectures.

Please follow the instructions given in the information slides for your application.

Application documents should include:

  • Application form (See forms)
  • curriculum vitae
  • Personal letter of motivation for studying abroad
  • Abitur certificate, Vordiplom/Bachelor's degree certificate, current list of grades
  • Cost breakdown
  • Letter of reference from a supervising professor

Application deadline:

  • Summer semester: the preceding 31 January
  • Winter semester: the preceding 30 June

Applications are to be submitted to:

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
karen Suarez, M. A.
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen



The DR. JÜRGEN UND IRMGARD ULDERUP STIFTUNG pursues the goal of improving the quality of life and the conditions of the working world by promoting education and supporting science and research.

The history of the foundation goes back to 1947, when Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Ulderup founded Lemförder Metallwaren in the region of Dümmer, which was taken over by ZF Friedrichshafen AG in 1984 as Lemförder Metallwaren AG and is now responsible for the ZF Group's chassis technology worldwide within the AG.

Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Ulderup was an entrepreneur who knew how important good training and regular further education are in professional life. At the same time, he was also a people-oriented man who, like his wife Irmgard Ulderup, was keen to improve people's working and living conditions.

For this reason, the Ulderup couple founded the charitable Dr.-Jürgen-Ulderup-Stiftung GmbH in 1983, whose assets were transferred to the Dr. Jürgen-Ulderup-Stiftung b. R. in 1997, which in turn was merged with the Irmgard-Ulderup-Stiftung founded by Irmgard Ulderup in 1998 in 2009 and which today bears the name DR. JÜRGEN UND IRMGARD ULDERUP STIFTUNG.


Karen Suarez, M. A.
Internationalisation Officer
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Karen Suarez, M. A.
Internationalisation Officer
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen