The Matching Challenge


The Education Fund Invites you to Participate in the Matching Challenge

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30,194 euros

The target of 18,000 euros was surpassed by 12,194 euros, thus winning the Challenge! With your help, we will be able to award a total of 27 more scholarships in the upcoming funding period and are grateful for every single donation from our alumni. More information will follow shortly.


Under the Deutschlandstipendium program, excellently trained and motivated students receive a monthly stipend of 300 euros for one academic year. Half of this funding is raised by the University from private individuals, companies or foundations, while the other half is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Further information can be found on the other subpages on the RWTH Education Fund.

The Matching Challenge

This matching principle, which has been in place and tested annually since 2011, is now to be expanded with our Challenge so that each individual donation has an even greater effect. All RWTH alumni and RWTH members, but also all other interested persons, can donate a contribution of their choice. Every euro donated will be quadrupled in the end. For this to happen, we must reach the target mark of 18,000 euros in total with our collected donations.
If we succeed in doing so, every euro donated will be doubled by two matching partners. As in the past, the total amount will then be doubled again by the BMBF, so that the donated contribution will ultimately be quadrupled in value and we will thus reach a total of 72,000 euros.
The goal of the Matching Challenge is to be able to grant scholarships to 20 additional committed and high-achieving students thanks to the donations collected and quadrupled in value, thus making it easier for them to finance their studies.

Here you can find an interview with the person behind the Challenge.


Making Scholarships Possible Together

If you would like to give something back - and in doing so make a significant contribution to promoting education at RWTH Aachen University - we would be delighted to receive your donation! Every euro you donate will be doubled by the Matching Partners and the same amount will be added by the federal government. Every euro you donate will therefore later become four and - if the goal of 18,000 euros is reached - 20 additional scholarships can be made available to RWTH students, who will be able to concentrate more easily on their studies thanks to your donation.


Would you like to participate in the Challenge as a sponsor? Then we would be delighted to receive your contribution until August 15, 2022 to the account below:

  • Beneficiary: RWTH Aachen
  • IBAN: DE 07 3905 0000 0000 0253 87
  • BIC: AACSDE 33
  • Bank: Sparkasse Aachen
  • Reference: Matching Challenge Bildungsfonds der RWTH Aachen, PSP 222700100339021, name and address of the sponsor

Information About Donation Receipts

  • For donations up to 300 euros, proof of the transfer is sufficient for tax recognition purposes.
  • To obtain a receipt for donations over 300 euros, please include the following details in your transfer:
    First name, last name, and address.
  • If you would like to receive a donation receipt for an amount of less than 300 Euros, please send an e-mail to with your name, postal address and the date of the donation.
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The Education Fund team thanks you for your contribution to the Matching Challenge!