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Erwin Stephan Prize

To receive the Erwin Stephan Prize, students must achieve excellent grades and complete their studies quickly. Established in 1991, it is awarded up to twice a year to TU Berlin graduates. Prize money is awarded to provide support for research, teaching, or continuing education stays abroad.

Information at a glance

BenefactorThe Erwin Stephan Prize is awarded by the Helene und Erwin Stephan-Stiftung, an endowment set up by TU Berlin after Helene Stephan bequeathed half of her shareholdings to the University in 1988 at the request of her deceased husband Erwin. Erwin Stephan was awarded an honorary doctorate from TU Berlin in 1955.
AimThe Erwin Stephan Prize recognizes students who complete their studies especially quickly and with top grades. The prize money is intended to provide support for research, teaching, or continuing education stays abroad.
Prize moneyEUR 2,500 for master’s graduates, EUR 1,500 for bachelor’s graduates
ApplicationTo be eligible, students must have completed their degree on 1 April or later. In their application, students should explain how they would use the prize money and include their matriculation number, CV, and copies of their transcripts. Recommendation letters are not required.
Application deadlineApplications should be submitted by post or email by 1 April.
Digital applicationPlease send your documents in a single PDF file to cordula.braatz(at)
Postal applicationPlease send applications by post to: Technische Universität Berlin, Sekr. SC 01 - z. Hd. Cordula Braatz, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin. Please only submit copies. Documents will not be returned.


Who can apply?

TU Berlin graduates who completed their degree on 1 April or later.

How do I apply and what documents do I need?

Please submit your application in writing, including a letter explaining how you would use the prize money, your matriculation number, a CV, and copies of your transcript.

Recommendation letters and other certificates are not required.

You can submit your application by email in a single PDF file or by post. Please only submit copies as your documents will not be returned.

Where should I send my application?

Please send your application by 1 April to the following address:

By post:

Technische Universität Berlin
Sekr. SC 01, z. Hd. Cordula Braatz
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

By email:


When and how will I be informed of the decision?

After all applications have been received, applicants' data are compared with data from fellow students in the respective degree program from the last 6 semesters as well as compared with those of the other applicants in a ranking calculated on the basis of this data. The selection committee uses this information to make its decision in the spring. All applications are notified of the decision by mail.