Hard work pays off – we support committed students academically, financially and non-materially with a generous scholarship.


Hard work pays off – we support committed students academically, financially and non-materially with a generous scholarship.

Tailwind for your studies

Identifying and harnessing potentials is one of our fundamental corporate principles. To this end, we award scholarships to a number of students each year in cooperation with Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, the Studienfonds OWL Foundation and Münster University. Currently, the MERKUR GROUP is supporting 10 students from different study disciplines at various colleges and universities. In this context, we attach particular importance to personal contact and individual mentoring. As a scholarship holder, you will first get to know the corporate group and your fellow scholarship students. We then coordinate the most suitable funding options available in your particular circumstances. In addition to financial support, we also place a strong focus on knowledge transfer. Trial work placements or longer mandatory internships and practical semesters give you the opportunity to expand your know-how in different subject areas. And, of course, we can also support you with preparing your final thesis. For example with the choice of topic: thanks to our broad range of specialist areas, all doors are open to you. You are thus ideally placed to set first milestones on your own career path before you have even completed your studies.

You can find all details relating to the application process as well as benefits and requirements on the websites of our cooperation partners.



Nadine Siegel


Studenfonds OWL Foundation

The Studienfonds OWL Foundation is a cooperation project between five universities in East Westphalia, namely the universities of Bielefeld and Paderborn, as well as Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Detmold University of Music. Its goal is to provide monetary and non-material support to students regardless of their social and financial circumstances.


Protalent in Münster

Financed by the federal government and private sponsors like the MERKUR GROUP, the Deutschlandstipendium provides financial support to students of all disciplines at Münster University. This gives you fresh motivation and clears your head – allowing you to focus on your studies and your own projects.


Osnabrück University of applied sciences

As an association of individuals, institutions and companies, the Fördergesellschaft der Hochschule Osnabrück e.V. builds a bridge between business and academic theory. Possible forms of involvement include sponsoring intern projects in teaching and research and awarding scholarship endowments.