Powerful heritage. Bright future.

Spay, Germany, 16 March 2022

In keeping with the anniversary motto “Strong heritage. Bright future.”, SCHOTTEL, the manufacturer of ship propulsion systems based in Spay/Rhine, is investing more in the promotion of talented and high-achieving students in 2022. Accordingly, the German medium-sized company is sponsoring several scholarships at the Hamburg University of Technology.

The financial support is also accompanied by non-material support such as mentoring programmes and visits to the headquarters in Spay and the production facility in Dörth.

Six German Scholarships for the Hamburg University of Technology

Since the winter semester 2021/22, three students have been financially supported within the framework of the Deutschlandstipendium, and three more will follow in the winter semester 2022/23. Students Jonathan Achstetter, Elias Möller and Nils Sichert were selected as scholarship holders by the Hamburg University of Technology.

Jonathan Achstetter, master student in naval architecture and marine engineering: “The topics of propulsion and hydrodynamics have always been of particular interest to me. So SCHOTTEL’s sponsorship is a perfect fit: For me, there are a lot of overlapping topics and I am excited to learn how the products are developed and produced.”

Elias Möller, bachelor student in naval architecture: “I am very happy that I can make contacts in the maritime industry already during my Bachelor’s studies. In this way, I can gain valuable insights into the working world and get a lot of interesting information first-hand.”

Nils Sichert, master student in engineering with a specialization in mechanical engineering: “As a trained boat builder, I had early contact with the maritime industry. That’s why I’m all the more pleased now that I’m not only expanding my theoretical knowledge as part of my studies, but also enriching it with practical experience of a traditional German company.”

Contact the top talents of tomorrow today

In addition to the already established areas where SCHOTTEL supports young people, such as trainee programmes and theses promotion, SCHOTTEL is taking on a special responsibility for training young talent by investing in the Deutschlandstipendium (German Scholarships).

Christian Bock, Vice President Controlling, IT & HR at SCHOTTEL: “The personal interchange with scholarship holders creates a lively network from which all those involved in the maritime industry can benefit. We are delighted to make contact with tomorrow’s best professionals today and to support them in their studies.”

Committed young professionals for Germany

The Deutschlandstipendium of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports students at state and state-recognized universities in Germany with 300 € per month, which is awarded irrespective of income. 150 € is paid by private sponsors, 150 € is contributed by the federal government.


The SCHOTTEL Group, with its headquarters in Spay/Rhine, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of steerable propulsion systems for ships and offshore applications. Founded in 1921, the company has been developing and manufacturing azimuth propulsion and complete propulsion systems with power ratings of up to 30 MW for vessels of all sizes and types for 70 years. Around 100 sales and service locations worldwide ensure customer proximity.

100 years of SCHOTTEL

Learn more about the company’s beginnings and its impressive history here.

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