Scholarship from the Alfred und Cläre Pott-Stiftung

The Alfred und Cläre Pott-Stiftung awards annual scholarships to particularly talented students from Central, Eastern and Southern European countries (also Germany).

The total annual funding amounts to 12,000 euros. The scholarship is awarded for one year with funding of at least 125 euros per month. Funding begins in April and ends in March of the following year. The maximum funding period is 2 years. After the end of the first funding year, a new application process is required.

Eligibility criteria

Students who are enrolled in an instrumental programme at the Folkwang University of the Arts and are in their 1st to 4th semester are eligible for funding. Applicants must not be older than 23 years at the time of the start of funding (01.04.2024).

Application and selection procedure

Applications must be submitted by 15 December 2023 exclusively by email to Elina Thier foerderung(at) and must include the following documents:

  • Personal letter of application (max. 2 pages)
  • curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from the main lecturer
  • Programme, approx. 20 min.: In the field of classical music, the programme must consist of 3 works (different epochs, one contemporary piece). Students from the fields of musical, pop music and jazz should present at least three different styles in their programme.

Applications with incomplete information will not be considered.

The scholarships will be awarded by a selection committee of four teachers from the Folkwang University of the Arts and a member of the Alfred und Cläre Pott-Stiftung. The audition date will be announced by mid-December.