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Award: DAAD Prize and award of scholarships to international students

During a ceremony, University President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann presented the scholarship certificates for the winter semester 2023/2024 to around 20 international students and awarded Sankar Narayan Viswanath the DAAD Prize for his outstanding achievements.

Scholarship award ceremony

Beaming faces at the scholarship award ceremony; Image: Hof University of Applied Sciences

Hof University of Applied Sciences awards scholarships to international students every semester. Students are selected primarily on the basis of their academic achievements in Hof. In addition, the scholarship holders are selected on the basis of their German language skills and their commitment outside of their studies.

The scholarships are funded by the DAAD’s STIBET program, funds from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts, the Society of Sponsors and Friends of Hof University of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Continuing Education.

The international students who received a scholarship in the winter semester 2023/2024 are enrolled on various Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses in the Faculties of Computer Science, Engineering and Informatics and come from more than ten countries, including Egypt, Brazil, India, Cameroon, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Presentation of the DAAD Prize

The DAAD Prize, which is endowed with €1,000 per university and has been awarded for more than ten years, is intended to help put faces to the large numbers of international students at German universities and connect them with stories. This makes it clear that every single international student takes a piece of Germany back home with them and leaves something of themselves in Germany – an enrichment for both sides.the students who have received such an award via their respective host university stand for their fellow students from all over the world. They are future partners for Germany in business, politics and science.

And the winner is … Sankar Narayan Viswanath

University President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann (left) and Prof. Dr. Heike Markus (right) present Sankar Narayan Viswanath (center) with the DAAD Prize; Image: Hof University of Applied Sciences

Sankar Narayan Viswanath comes from India and has been enrolled on the Master’s degree course in Operational Excellence at Hof University of Applied Sciences since March 2022. He is currently in his final semester and is writing his Master’s thesis.

In addition to his outstanding academic achievements, he worked as a student assistant and was involved in the student environmental initiative Hof e.V. Furthermore, supporting new students in their social integration in Hof and at the university was always close to his heart. The International Office supported Sankar in organizing the Graduate School Outing – a Graduate School networking event for students who are on internships and will soon be completing their studies.

The DAAD STIBET I program provides scholarships and the DAAD prize. STIBET is funded by the Federal Foreign Office.


Kirsten Hölzel

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