Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of five years of study and have already been presented to students at partner universities in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Malaysia, Poland, Turkey, Vietnam and Indonesia. Additional partnerships are planned.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability, potential and personal means. Only students who are nationals of the country where a partner university is based can apply. Each partner university has an application process, and the final selection is made in cooperation with ABB.
The foundation is named after Jürgen Dormann in recognition of his contribution to ABB. He served as chairman from 2001 to 2007 and was also CEO from September 2002 to December 2004.