Completion Grant ("Chancenstipendium")

One-time study completion grants for students with children and students with a disability or chronic illness

Studying can be much harder for students with children and students with a disability or chronic illness, especially without sufficient financial support towards the end of their studies. Disadvantages may intensify in the corona pandemic: childcare facilities are closed, opportunities for income are lost, visits to doctors and hospitals are more difficult and social networks break down due to contact restrictions. The crisis situation therefore threatens to have a particularly severe impact on the aforementioned students.

Thanks to the financial support of the E. W. Kuhlmann Foundation, Leuphana University will award a number of one-time completion grants of 500€ for students with children and students with a disability or chronic illnessin the final phase of their studies. The funding is intendedto alleviate social and economic hardships and thus enable the respective students to finish their studies.


Persons entitled to funding are students who:

  • are enrolled in a Bachelor or Masters programme at Leuphana University
  • are in the final examination phase of their studies*
  • have a health impairment, chronic illness or disabilityor
  • have at least one child

*Students will have to complete and submit their Bachelor- or Master’s thesis during summer semester 2021. Whether the studies are completed within the standard period of study is irrelevant.

The grant is income-independent and is potentially credited towards BAföG benefits. However, double funding through other performance-based material support provided by other organizations is excluded. There is no legal claim to the award of a grant.


The application is made using a form. Please submit the form along with the required proofs, as well as a Statutory Declaration and the Declaration of Consent for the Processing of Personal Data by September 15, 2020.

Please send your application documents by e-mail with the subject "Chancenstipendium" to (preferably) or by post to the Equal Opportunity Office of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (see application form for address).


Please contact us if you have any questions. If you encounter any barriers in the application process, please do not hesitate to let us know. 



  • Valentina Seidel, M.A.
  • Dipl.-Sozialwiss. Hannah Brandenburg