The Matching Challenge Goes Into the Second Round


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18,150 euros

The Matching Challenge is now over. Thanks to our tireless alumni, we have been able to collect 18,150 euros in donations and we will be able to award 20 additional scholarships in the coming funding period. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supports the Deutschlandstipendium.


In the middle of last year, the RWTH Education Fund invited all RWTH Aachen alums to participate in a Matching Challenge. The goal was to reach a target of 18,000 euros with the donations collected. In the end, this sum was even exceeded by more than 12,000 euros, so we were able to award 27 additional Deutschlandstipendium scholarships in the 2022/23 funding period. Learn more about this in the latest issue of the RWTH alumni magazine keep in touch.

Read an interview with the person behind the Challenge here.

Continuing the Matching Challenge

Our team at the RWTH Education Fund sees the overwhelming feedback through both donations and positive comments as a clear endorsement of the matching principle. So, for the upcoming 2023/2024 funding period, which starts in October, we are now planning another Challenge. New this year: the number of Matching Partners is to be increased from two to three, and the donation target for alumni is to be raised to 27,000 euros so that each Matching Partner doubles this amount. A total of 108,000 euros is thus our target for the next funding period, so that we can grant 30 additional scholarships to excellently trained and motivated students at RWTH.

Everyone can contribute to achieving the Challenge goal. Last year, we received donations of between one and 3,600 euros. The average donation amount was 107 euros. We welcome any contribution whatsoever to the Challenge.


Become a Matching Partner

Would you like to participate in the Challenge as a sponsor? Then we would be delighted to receive your donation to the following account by August 15, 2023:

  • 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

Are you interested in becoming a Matching Partner in the second round of the Challenge, or would you like to make a general donation? Do you have any questions, or would you like to receive further information? Then we look forward to hearing from you via telephone or email.

Phone: +49 241 80 90839


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!