Supporting young people willing to challenge themselves
zis Foundation for Travel Grants
Frequently asked questions
Why does zis make this offer?
What does zis get out of sending me on a journey?
What does "equal chances" mean?
How is zis financed?
How can I support the foundation as a former grant holder or as an interested reader?
Is there yet more material on zis?
Scholarship- and travel conditions
Why do I have to travel alone?
Can I travel for more than four weeks?
Why am I not allowed to fly to my destination?
Why is the budget so tight?
Is it not unfair that there is the same amount of money for expensive and cheap destinations?
May I take my own money along?
Has anybody ever had to pay back the scholarship?
Can I get a travel grant for a journey within the scope of my university studies from zis
Choice of topic
Are there topics that are never accepted?
Does a zis journey have to be adventurous?
How sophisticated does my topic have to be?
How do I find ideas for my topic?
What if there was a zis journey with my topic, before?
How detailed does my application have to be?
What do I have to hand in for the application?
When does my application have to arrive in Spetzgart?
When will I get a response from zis, whether I am accepted?
Approval of the travel grant
Why is there no immediate positive answer on an application?
Until when do the preparations have to be finished?
How are dealings between grant-holder and zis governed?
Why can zis terminate the scholarship contract up until the last minute?
What about the small print?
How dangerous is a zis journey?
What is zis doing for my safety?
Are there countries / topics that are prohibited with zis?
How can I convince my parents who are sceptical of a zis journey?
Do I - since there is so little money from zis - have to hitchhike?
What if I get ill along the way?
Does zis find out about bad experiences that scholars have made on their way?
Is zis liable if something happens along the way?
Do I also have to include all personal items in the diary?
Can I write my diary as a blog?
May I take my laptop along in order to write my study and diary along the way?
Can I take a mobile phone along the way?
What about couchsurfing etc.?
Am I covered by an insurance on my way?
Can I undertake a zis project at the beginning or the end of a year abroad?
Can my parents take me along in their car if they travel e.g. to Scandinavia at the same time?
Am I allowed to visit friends on my journey?
May I go an holiday with friends in my host country after finishing my zis research?
After the journey
What do I have to hand in with zis after the journey?
How long have I got until I have to hand in?
My computer has crashed! Can I get an extension for my due date?
How detailed does my bill of cost have to be?
May I also print digital photographs?
Do the diary and the study have to be bound properly?
How will my study be evaluated?
When do I get my results?
What prizes are awarded for the journeys?
What about the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes"?
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