UCL Laws LLB double degree students awarded prestigious German scholarships
23 May 2017
UCL Laws is pleased to announce that Nicole von Göwels and Julia Martens, UCL Laws LLB English with German Law students, have both won prestigious German scholarships
Nicole von Göwels came to UCL Faculty of Laws to study her double degree in 2014. After spending two years at UCL Laws she has now returned to Germany to finish her four-year programme at the University of Cologne.
Nicole has successfully applied for a scholarship awarded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS), for high-achieving students who are politically and socially involved. The scholarship entails financial support, depending on parental income, a monthly allowance for educational costs and a range of weekend seminars on topical political and socio-legal problems.
Nicole von Göwels said:
‘My time at UCL Laws was great. I feel like I’ve learned so much in such a short time. Coming to London from abroad was definitely a challenge, but I would do it all over again.
My best memory of UCL Laws is probably finding out that Senior Mooting is actually really fun compared to Junior Mooting, when I was mostly scared for no apparent reason. Doing the practice round of the Senior Mooting Competition and noticing how much I’ve learned and how much more capable and self-confident I am now, if compared to my first year, was great.
I’m very glad I had the opportunity to attend KAS seminars and network with other scholarship holders from all over Germany. In particular, I’m grateful for this experience as I have met interesting people from a wide range of backgrounds who I wouldn’t have met otherwise.’
The second successful double degree student is Julia Martens who was invited to join the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”, the most prestigious German Scholarship Programme in August 2015. The scholarship entails both maintenance and tuition fee grants, as well as access to educational programs. Julia has been awarded the scholarship for her undergraduate studies but also for a prospective master course should she decide to do one.
Julia Martens said:
‘After a lot of hard work, I am delighted to have received the scholarship. Not only due to the financial support I received, but primarily because of the fantastic academic opportunities it provides.
Receiving this scholarship would have been impossible without the incredible opportunities offered at UCL Laws. Taking part in the various competitions and my tenure as Pro Bono Officer opened a lot of doors for me.’
Nina Lueck, DAAD Lecturer at UCL Faculty of Laws, has taught both students in German Contract Law at UCL Laws before they went abroad.
Nina Lueck said:
‘I am very proud of Nicole and Julia who are not only extremely gifted students but who have also worked very hard. Moreover, they both are and have been involved in pro bono work and it has been a pleasure to teach them.
They are critical thinkers who strive for fair solutions and I am very pleased that their talent and achievements have been recognised by two top German funding organisations which awarded them prestigious scholarships.’