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In 2019/2020 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 2018/2019. Applicants must be enrolled at a European University for architecture minimum until June 2019 to participate for funding.

Area of rewardness




Applications will be accepted by 12 July 2019.
The Scholarship will run from July 2019 to June 2020.


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 2019 (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:

Impromptu task

Study-related projects as well as an impromptu task have to be submitted:
How does nature take over space? How does space take over nature?
Define spaces in-between, which can evolve when considering the coexistence of nature and space:
Which areas can be newly generated when nature creates a space that has never existed before?
What is the atmospheric significance this space then assumes, and what are the challenges?
When exactly does this space become space and when is it a non-space?
Can this interwoven space be a secure place of personal freedom and sovereignty?
The personal idea should be illustrated in the form of individually selected presentation techniques supporting the concept, such as visualisations, model photographs, collages, drawings, sketches, etc.


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 12 July 2019 to stipendium@ait-architektursalon.de or via wetransfer.com. 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

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