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Deutschlandstipendium Bursary

The Deutschlandstipendium (»Germany bursary«) is a Germany-wide bursary program that involves private sponsors in the promotion of excellence at German universities. The federal government pays 150 euros a month to gifted students, whilst the university in question provides private funding to match this amount.

Bursaries are awarded based on ability and achievement. The idea is to take into account social engagement, a willingness to take on responsibility, and specific social, family and personal circumstances, as well as previous achievements and personal CV.

At the HFBK Hamburg, the federal funding is supplemented by money from the Sammelstiftung (collective foundation), the Könk Grant Stiftung, the sponsoring members of the Rotary Club Hamburg and by funds provided by private sponsors. In this way, 13 students are provided with a total of 300 euros a month. Students of all nationalities may apply, from the first semester of study onwards.

Next application period: October 1-22, 2020 -> application form

All registered students of the HFBK Hamburg can apply for a German scholarship in October. A Germany Scholarship is valid for one year (October 2020 to September 2021) and covers the funding amount of 3,600 euros per year or 300 euros per month.

To apply, an online application form must be filled out, which will be available on the HFBK website from October 1, 2020, and the digital portfolio must be uploaded via a provided upload link. The recommending professor must be mentioned in the online form. There will be a field in the online form where you can voluntarily provide information on your personal social situation and engagement.

Students in bursary programme


Amir Hossein Abootalebi
Elena Bulycheva
Corrie Barclay
Hala Bdier
Yi-Jou Chuang
Nick Guse
Tina Henkel
Conrad Hübbe
Kazunori Kura / Leonie Kellein
Mari Lebanidze
Amy Maga
Chloe-Rose Purcell
Krystsina Savutsina


Raphaela Andrade Cordova (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Anton von Bredow
Mina Kim
Judith Kisner (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Stephan Knauss (Sammelstiftung)
Jasmin Luu (Sammelstiftung)
Line Lyhne (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Katsuhiko Matsubara
Jáno Möckel
David Ronner
Lena Schramm (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Patrick Will/Caspar Wülfing


Marvin Moises Almaraz Dosal
Almuth Anders (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Leon Daniel
Lukas Engelhardt (Leinemann-Stiftung für Bildung und Kunst)
Lorenz Goldstein
Timo Grimm
Sarah Hablützel / Anna Ruthenberg (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Enes Hüsnü Yurdaün
Gvantsa Jiadze (Leinemann-Stiftung für Bildung und Kunst)
Shira Lewis (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Isamu Marsden
Mara-Madeleine Pieler (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Yan Yan (Leinemann-Stiftung für Bildung und Kunst)


Nino Svireli (Chkhikvadze)
Fabio Cirillo
Florian Deeg
Steffen Goldkamp
Denis Kudrjasov / Julia Malgut
Nina Kuttler (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Nils Löfke
Magdalena Los (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Nele Möller (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Tanja Nis-Hansen (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)


Frieder Bohaumilitzky
Marion Fink (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Arne Körner
Sarah Ksieska
Clara Langenbach (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
Sarah Mirza (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)
David Reiber Otálora
Nils Reinke-Dieker
Jeppe Rohde
Klara Stoyanova (Gisela Könk Grant Stiftung)


Roman Barkow
Ting-Jung Chen
Jakob Engel
André Mulzer
Stella Rossié
Lukas Schneider


Sophie Aigner
Rosanna Graf
Sebastian Kubersky
Carlos León Zambrano
Fion Pellacini
Miryam Pippich
Paul Spengemann
Fabian Wendling


Helge Brumme
Marius Schwarz


Nana Rosenørn Holland Bastrup
Utz Biesemann
Georg Kußmann


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New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

HFBK Graduate Survey

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How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.