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Encouraging and rewarding outstanding performance.


Passed. With distinction.

At the end of each academic year, we present an award to the three school students with the best school-leaving qualifications at a number of high schools in the districts of Landsberg am Lech, Schongau, Kaufbeuren and Eisenach.

At the leading universities we award the annual Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for the best PhD dissertation in the area of Mechanical Engineering.

Manfred Hirschvogel Prize


The Frank Hirschvogel Foundation awarded the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for the first time in 2013. The Prize is presented in honor of the life's work of Dr. Manfred Hirschvogel.

The Prize is worth € 5,000 and has been awarded every year since 2013 at all TU9 universities, i.e. the nine leading technical universities in Germany. It is presented for the best PhD of the previous year in the area of Mechanical Engineering.

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The best school-leaving qualification results


At the end of each academic year, the students at the partner schools of the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation can look forward to the awards for the best school leaving qualification results.

The best higher education qualification is awarded with € 1,000. At schools leading to general education qualifications, the best three results – with an average grade of 1.00 and 2.49* – are awarded with money prizes of between € 100 to € 300.

[*Germany uses a 6-point grading scale, with 1 being excellent and 6 insufficient]

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To the list of Partner Schools