Interior Scholarship – AIT-scholarship of Sto-Foundation 2020/2021

In 2020/2021 talented Interior Design students will once again receive a monthly grant of up to 1,000 Euros for a period of one year (total subsidy: 24,000 Euros) to support their academic education. This Europe-wide initiative has been made possible by the financial support of the Sto Foundation.

Interior Design studies or comparable degree courses require plenty of time and cause considerable costs. Often it is hardly possible for the students to earn the required money parallel to their studies and consequently, they are rarely able to dedicate their undivided attention and energy to their education. Here, the scholarship wants to create scope and relieve the students economically.

It is an important task of the Sto Foundation to use financial means as an investment in the education and training of the young generation and thus in the future of our society. The Foundation together with the trade journal AIT wants to support the great talent and exemplary commitment of the students to promote the development of renowned interior designers with a great interest in experimentation and secure the progress and variety of interior design.

All students of Interior Architecture and comparable degree courses (Interior Design, Spatial Design etc.) enrolled at a European university and at least at the end of their second year are authorized to apply for the Interior Scholarship 2020/2021. Applicants must be enrolled at a European University for architecture minimum until June 2021 to participate for funding.

Area of rewardness

Application period: 2 March – 19 June 2020.
Application deadline: 19 June 2020
Jury session: 31 July 2020
The Scholarship will run from July 2020 to June 2021.

Further information:

Funding amount

UP TO FOUR SCHOLARS WILL RECEIVE 500-1,000 EUROS PER MONTH (a total of EUR 24,000) and will be given the chance to present themselves by staging their own exhibition on a special area at the AIT-ArchitekturSalon or a worldwide know trade fair.
Scholars performances

-Presence while an interview in September 2020 (travel costs will be reimbursed).
-Four blog listings in 12 months (text, illustrations, images, etc.) for publication on the websites of AIT-Architektursalon and Sto-Stiftung.
-Performance/staging/presentation exhibition at the AIT-Architektursalon (material and travel costs will be reimbursed).
-Physical presence during the exhibition opening (dates will be aligned).
Selection and jury

A jury decides upon the awarding of the scholarships. This year, the jury consist of:


Kristina Bacht | Kuratorin AIT-ArchitekturSalons und Verlagsleiterin GKT, DE-Hamburg

Prof. Peter Cheret | Mitglied des Stiftungsrats der Sto-Stiftung und Cheret Bozic Architekten BDA DWB, DE-Stuttgart

Sabine Keggenhoff |KEGGENHOFF | PARTNER, DE-Arnsberg-Neheim

Uwe Koos | Vorsitzender des Stiftungsvorstands der Sto-Stiftung, DE-Stühlingen

Dorothee Maier | meierei Innenarchitektur | Design, DE-München

Hanna Moosbauer | Stipendiatin des Interior Scholarship 2011/12, AT-Linz

Tamara Pallasch | pallasch interiordesign, DE-Berlin

Prof. Ralf Pasel |Pasel Künzel Architects, CODE | Construction + Design, Technische Universität Berlin, DE-Berlin

Impromptu task

To have or to be?
New spaces of the sharing community

In many visionary approaches to social coexistence, sharing replaces the idea of owning. On swap markets you can exchange or borrow, coworking spaces provide peer-to-peer workplaces, you get to know the world as a couch surfer, the garden cooperative supplies you with organic vegetables.

What new public places are created by this?
What needs do these new places have to meet?
To what extent does this shift the relationship between public and private space?
How does this affect our approach to interior spaces?

Examine the different aspects of the sharing community.
Take up a partial aspect—relevant for you—and develop a spatial idea / attitude / interpretation of it.
Convey your idea in sketches, drawings, renderings, films, model photos, collages and complement them with text.


Legibly filled-in application form DIN A4 (Download underneath)
Portfolio DIN A3, landscape format, 12 pages max.
minimum 1 maximum 3 student designs and if neccessary design works exclusive from school/university, as well as maximum 2 pages for the fulfillment of the imporomptu task. From the applicated documents only one project can be part of a group work. Please lable this project appropriate. Also an appropriate certification for the personal proportion within the group project needs to be required.

CV (maximum 1 page)

Certificate of enrolment/studies (if available)

Interim certificate (if available)

Name the files as follows:

Please abstain from submitting additional documents not listed here.
Exclusively PDF files will be accepted.
Please pay attention that the resolution (dpi) of the files is suitable for DIN A3 printout.
All submissions may be in German or in English.

All application documents need to be submitted digitally at the latest by 19 June 2020 to or via Date of receipt will be date of inbox. All works will pass to the ownership of the AIT-ArchitekturSalon.

About the Sto-Foundation

Sto-Foundation supports architecture education
Since it’s founding in 2005 the Sto-Foundation gets involved in the professional training of young painter and plasterer as well as in academic education of future architects. Each year 350.000 Euros can be invest in projects, that wouldn’t be possible unsupported. Thereby Sto-Foundation supports interdisciplinary and boundless. Considering global climate change and comprehensive demographic change Sto-Foundation prepares talented students for their future responsibilities. Events, publications, lecture series and summer schools are being supported. Classic event forms, such as the annual “November Reihe” in Stuttgart are funded, as well as competitions for suitable forms of education, practical seminars, workshops or summer- Universities. Furthermore individual projects can be supported through scholars. Grant applications to the Sto-Foundation are possible anytime.

Deutsches Stiftungszentrum GmbH
Barkhovenallee 1
45239 Essen
Tel.: +49 (0) 201 / 84 01 -0

Press Contact

Ir. Kristina Bacht (MSc Arch)
Curator AIT-ArchitekturSalons
Publishing Director
Gesellschaft für Knowhow-Transfer in Architektur und Bauwesen mbH
Bei den Mühren 70
20457 Hamburg
Fon: +49 (0)40 / 70 70 898-11
Fax: +49 (0)40 / 70 70 898-20

Further information: