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The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted Catholic students in all branches of academic study. The most essential element of this sponsorship is a comprehensive interdisciplinary education programme that aims to encourage discussion about science and belief, society and the Church.

With the scholarship recipients’ the openness and their readiness to take on responsibility, discussions arise across the borders of personal specialist subjects, in confrontation with current topics and encounters with other biographies. Issues of fundamental orientation for scientific, social, professional and personal actions are the main focus of the Cusanuswerk scholarship award programme. This includes an examination of the Christian faith. The development of the distinctive identity of each scholarship recipient is another objective of the Cusanuswerk scholarship programme. The educational programme is complemented by a range of spiritual courses as well as tutorial support during academic studies.