Thomas Heinrich Scholarship

The Thomas Heinrich Scholarship, funded by the Heinrich Family, Griffith College Dublin and the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences provides support to exceptionally talented undergraduate students and enables them access to international experience.
Thomas Heinrich, an Macromedia undergraduate student in Media Management with a specialization in Music Management, passed away under violent circumstances in December, 2012 at the age of 22 while studying abroad in Dublin. He is remembered as an enthusiastic, caring, broad-minded, vivacious young man with exceptionally strong interpersonal skills. This scholarship program was created with the shared belief that cross-cultural understanding and cooperation are the foundations of peaceful co-existence.

The scholarship will be awarded each year to an undergraduate student (male or female) attending Macromedia University or Griffith College Dublin who demonstrates a particularly good knowledge of the local language (English or German) and substantial community involvement. The aim is to encourage the student to social involvement with fellow students, faculty and others in the vicinity of the university, in addition to academic work. The student shall serve as a cultural ambassador for his or her homeland while simultaneously gaining a deeper and better understanding of the culture of the host country.

The stipend will be awarded for study at Griffith College Dublin, Ireland, or at one of the five locations in Germany, and includes tuition fees and the cost of accommodation for the duration of the semester abroad.


  • TOEFL-Score of at least 79 points, or DaF/DSH Test (or equivalent evidence)
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Outstanding social commitment
  • Willingness and motivation to act as an intercultural ambassador between the two universities

Application Process

  • Letter of Motivation describing the candidate's reasons for selecting the partner university, Griffith College Dublin, or the Macromedia University program, as well as future professional goals and personal aptitude (maximum of one A4-size page in 12-pt  Arial font; left and right margins at  1,5 cm)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Professor or Lecturer
  • Evidence of social engagement or other community involvement
  • CV with work or internship experience
  • Proof of required TOEFL/test scores
  • Study Schedule (only for students of Griffith College Dublin)

Please submit your completed and signed application to Macromedia University at:

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted each year until April 30th. The scholarship is awarded once a year at the end of May and is decided by a committee comprised of representatives of the Heinrich family, Griffith College Dublin and the Macromedia University, respectively, and a student representative of Macromedia University. The Thomas Heinrich Scholarship will be awarded for the period of five years, and therefore ends in 2018.

Interested in the Thomas Heinrich Scholarship? Contact the International Office.

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