Performance-motivated pupils

Paderborn University is consciously committed to promoting the talents of young people. We accompany students on their life's journey while they are still at school and for some time before they decide on a vocational or academic education. We support them in recognising their own strengths and potential, developing personal visions, developing individual skills, exploring career opportunities and realising dreams.


Studying before the Abitur

Our "Study before the Abitur" programme is aimed at particularly talented pupils (primarily in years 9 to 13) who would like to study a scientific field beyond the school curriculum.

NRWTalente school scholarship programme - OWL region

The school scholarship programme supports performance-oriented pupils from the 8th grade onwards from all types of schools in the OWL region in their career and study choices. We provide support through personal advice, a comprehensive educational programme and a wide range of benefits in kind.

Talent scouting

The talent scouts at the universities in Ostwestfalen-Lippe advise and support talented, motivated and performance-orientated pupils at upper secondary level who are the first in their family to consider studying.

Look UPB

look upb offers schoolgirls a practical insight into the STEM degree programmes at UPB. For an entire semester, the schoolgirls are assigned a female student from a scientific or technical degree programme as a mentor who shows them what to expect during their studies.

NRW Technical Centre

The project is aimed at young women* with a (technical) high school diploma who can try out whether STEM actually matches their skills and preferences within the 6-month programme consisting of a taster course and a company internship.

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Chemistry internship for school pupils

The chemistry internship gives motivated pupils the opportunity to gain an explicit insight into the study of chemistry. In addition to laboratory experiments, pupils can participate in current research and exchange ideas with chemistry students.

SummerCamp Physics

At the SummerCamp Physics, pupils can spend four days gaining an insight into studying physics as well as research and career prospects after studying physics. The SommerCamp always takes place at the beginning of the summer holidays in NRW, but is open to participants from all over Germany.

Business sponsorship award

The Business Promotion Prize honours special academic achievements in the scientific subjects of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) and technology: The best pupil in an 8th and 9th grade class is honoured.


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