The Thomas Heinrich Scholarship, funded by the Heinrich Family, and the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, provides support to exceptionally talented undergraduate students and enables them access to international experience. This scholarship program was created in memory of Thomas Heinrich, a Macromedia student who was killed during his semester abroad in Dublin in 2012 as well as with the shared belief that crosscultural 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 who demonstrates a particularly good knowledge of the local language (English) 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 scholarship of 4,500 Euro will be awarded for study at one of the Macromedia partner universities, and is supposed to cover the cost of travelling, accommodation and tuition fees for the duration of the semester abroad.


The scholarship is available to B.A. students participating in the obligatory semester abroad and proving a TOEFL‐Score of at least 79 points as well as a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Furthermore, outstanding social commitment and the willingness and motivation to act as an intercultural ambassador between the two universities are expected. 


  • Application Form
  • Letter of Motivation describing the candidate's reasons for selecting the partner university, 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, in English)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Professor or Lecturer
  • Evidence of social engagement or other community involvement
  • CV with work or internship experience in English
  • Proof of required TOEFL scores

Application deadline

The application deadline ends on the 15th of April each year. The selection is made by a university committee. Results will be published approx. by the 15th of May.

Are you interested in the Thomas-Heinrich-scholarship and have questions about it? Don't hesitate to get in touch with us via the IO hotline (Tel.: 089 – 544 151 111; Email: io.hotline Ihr Kontakt zur Hochschule

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us:
  • Phone numbers:
  • Munich +49 89 544151-0
  • Stuttgart +49 711 280738-0
  • Cologne +49 221 31082-0
  • Hamburg +49 40 3003089-0
  • Berlin +49 30 2021512-0

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, we organise a webinar for interested applicants. Sign up to join the next session.