Schol­ar­ships for Artistic Fi­nal Pro­jects of the Otto Braun Fund

In 1989, the Otto Braun Fund was created to provide support for young academic and artists. Scholarships for artistic theses are awarded on the recommendation of professors at the University of Kassel.


Students of the University of Kassel, especially students of the Kassel School of Art and Design, are eligible to apply for an Otto Braun Fund scholarship for their artistic final projects.

The Scholarship for Artistic Final Projects amounts to 520 euros per month for a maximum of six months.

The possible earnings in addition to the scholarship through academic, artistic or specialised activities are limited to a maximum of 3,000 euros during the funding period of six months.

The awarding of Scholarships for Artistic Final Projects is generally for six months.

The Board of Trustees decides on the quality and prospects for success. The biographies of the applicants provide important information on the prospects of success. In addition, the explanation of how the project's content is relevant to B. Braun's topics can be assigned a further importance in the selection of the scholarships.

The application should be sent in electronic form by email to:  stipendium[at]uni-kassel[dot]de. The following documents in German or English must be submitted in the order listed as a single PDF file:


  • The online registration form at,
  • A brief cover letter (max. one page)
  • An abstract, i.e. a short summary of the final project (max. of one page)
  • An exposé, including the work plan and schedule (total of max. eight pages)
  • Portfolio
  • Letter of recommendation by a professor (the letter explains the artistic context in which the respective proposal can be classified and gives an opinion on the person who is to be funded. It is expected that the statement focuses on the candidate's particular ability to do artistic work. Professors of the School of Art and Design can support up to two applications through letters of recommendation.)
  • A CV in tabular form
  • The university transcripts, including a copy of the scholastic school-leaving certificate.

No new call for applications is currently planned.

The clos­ing date for ap­plic­a­tions is

No new call for applications is currently planned.

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