Scholarships at Salem

We Support Achievement and Commitment

Applications for a partial scholarship at Schule  Schloss Salem may be submitted any time during the year. The Kurt Hahn Foundation especially supports the education and academic needs of promising and talented children and adolescents. Financial issues should not prevent them from attending Schule Schloss Salem.

Opportunities for financial support: Talented students in Years 5 to 11 can benefit from the partial scholarships of the Kurt Hahn Foundation.

Prerequisites
  • Very strong academic performance
  • Civil engagement in the community
  • Outstanding talent in music / sports / arts …
  • Special attributes aligned with the spirit of Schule Schloss Salem and its founders
Expectations

Scholarship holders play a special role at Schule Schloss Salem. They act as role models through their high social competencies and willingness to take on responsibility and are dedicated representatives of the school, both during school activities and at off-campus events.

Partial scholarships are available to students in both the Abitur and the English-language International Baccalaureate programmes.

Community

Once school begins all scholarship holders become acquainted with one another at a special get-together event. Depending upon the weather, an individual programme is arranged that focuses on informal networking but also on informing students about the Kurt Hahn Foundation. Schule Schloss Salem places great importance on the interaction of all scholarship holders with each other and on their relationship to the financial donors and supporters of the school.

Level of Scholarship Aid

Non-Income Dependent Scholarships

The base amount for each scholarship is € 6000 per year, or € 500 per month – independent of the income and financial circumstances of the family.  This means a reduction in the current school and boarding fees by this exact amount.

Need-based Increases to Partial Scholarships

Beyond this base scholarship an additional sum can be granted in consideration of the income and financial circumstances of the family. It must be applied for separately and substantiated with documentation such as tax assessments, etc. We explicitly ensure that this personal data will be handled confidentially. It has no influence on the qualification for a scholarship. The school gives sole consideration to the academic qualifications and the personal qualities of the applicant with regard to our official criteria.
As a rule it is expected that a family makes a contribution of 6000,- Euro per year, or 500,- Euro per month. 
If no income statement is submitted, the scholarship will be limited to the base amount of 500 Euro per month

Get in touch

Kathrin de Francisco
Assistant to Admissions Office

Tel.: + 49 7553 919-352
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Dr. Stephanie Nau
Head of Admissions

For your initial approach please contact the Assistant to the Admissions Office Kathrin de Francisco.
 

Four Steps to a Scholarship Award

  1. Application is part of the regular application for a place at school
  2. Agreement about the potential level of a scholarship (upon submission of the parents' tax assessments)
  3. School's decision regarding admission with or without a scholarship
  4. Scholarship contract

 

Applicants need to fill out the application form (see downloads) and send all necessary documentation at the same time that an application for school admission is submitted.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can apply?

The applicants should currently be attending Year 4 of a primary school or the lower or middle school of a grammar school, or another secondary school and should not already be a student at Salem.
Furthermore applicants should set themselves high standards and readily assume responsibility, show a particular commitment in an area of social engagement, in music, art or sports; present a strong academic record; have a command of the German language sufficient to be able to participate fully in classes in the Abitur system, or, likewise, in English  for admission to the International Classes

Students who are already attending Schule Schloss Salem are not eligible to apply for a Salem scholarship. In Years 8 to 10 they may apply for a Heinrich Blendinger scholarship.

What must the application contain?

The independently composed, handwritten letter of application is to include the application form, curriculum vitae,  mention of special fields of interest, and a statement of the reason for the application (no more than 2 pages). The mid-year and the end-of-year school reports for the last two school years as well as a current photo are to be enclosed with the application. 

For what period are the scholarships awarded?

Partial scholarships are granted until a student graduates. During this time the school verifies annually through tax documents that the pupil continues to meet the financial prerequisites. For this reason, the school expects a tax assessment statement to be submitted annually.

What are the exact procedures for application?

When requesting a scholarship, all necessary application forms and documentation must be submitted in full, "as a packet," together with the application for a place at Schule Schloss Salem. These are to be submitted either by email or per post to:

Schule Schloss Salem
Kathrin de Francisco
Admissions Office
D-88682 Salem

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When do I receive a reply? Who makes the decision?

Once all documentation has been received, the regular application process for a place at Schule Schloss Salem can begin. It is necessary to arrange a personal visit to Salem (admissions interview) and to sit for an assessment test. A tour of the school will be provided by Salem students and visiting students are invited to lunch in the student dining hall. At the same time the parental income statements will be examined and a possible level of scholarship agreed upon with the family members. Feedback from the admissions interview, assessments and campus tours, as well as from participation in taster days and classroom visits will also be relevant to reaching a decision. The decision to offer a place at Salem, with or without a scholarship, is taken by common agreement between the admissions office, the department of studies, the heads of boarding school and the management board.

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