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Supporting Tomorrow's Top Talent in Germany

CSL Behring provides 14 scholarships to several schools, including a partner university of Penn State.

Quote from a scholarship recipient that says he warmly advises other students to apply

A scholarship program in Germany called “Deutschlandstipendium” helps high achievers continue their education – an investment in the country’s future.

CSL Behring, a global company with a large facility in Marburg, Germany, is among private sponsors who support the program, which is the country’s biggest public-private educational partnership. The company, which develops medicines for patients with rare and serious diseases, awards 14 Deutschlandstipendium scholarships every year. They include one scholarship at the University of Applied Sciences Giessen, near Marburg; three scholarships at the University of Marburg; and 10 scholarships at the University of Freiburg, in southwestern Germany.

The University of Freiburg has a special connection to CSL Behring in the United States because it‘s a partner university with Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. CSL Behring’s global corporate headquarters is in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, and the company recently established the Center for Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology at Penn State.

The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship is intended to encourage the students and support them in their decision to pursue a demanding course of study. The exchange with sponsors is an opportunity for students to develop their personal and professional skills. The scholarship also provides room for civil engagement and personal development during academic studies. It acknowledges the students’ achievements and encourages them to engage in community work, contribute innovative ideas and drive economic and technological change and evolution in Germany.

Samuel Goll, 22, based in Marburg, is among the scholars sponsored by CSL Behring. He wants to be a molecular biologist. Goll says the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship gives him more time in the lab and the ability to network with CSL Behring staff. He describes his chosen field this way:

“Molecular biologists ask themselves: How does life work in a cell? How are biochemical processes of life controlled and kept in balance? Understanding these fundamental processes is important in order to take countermeasures when these processes become unbalanced, for example through disease."