Germany: Heinrich Böll Foundation International Scholarships for 1,000 Undergraduates, Graduates and PhD Students. 2017/2018

Approximately 1, 000 Heinrich Böll Foundation International Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD Students to study at Universities in Germany.

Application Deadlines: 3rd March 2017 (Spring)

Offered annually? Yes

Accepted Subject Areas: Any subject area is applicable

About Scholarship: The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’) in Germany.

Selection Criteria: Scholarship recipients are expected to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.

Eligibility: The following general requirements apply to international student applicants (except EU citizens) who wish to study in Germany:

  • You must be enrolled at a state-recognized university or college (e.g. Fachhochschule) in Germany at the time the scholarship payments begin.
  • You should provide proof that you have already graduated with an initial professional qualification. This programme mainly supports students aiming for a Masters degree.
  • You need a good knowledge of German, and require you provide proof of your proficiency. Please note that the selection workshop (interviews, group discussions) will normally be in German. Exceptions (interview in English) are, however, possible.
  • Unfortunately, the current guidelines specify that the foundation cannot support foreign scholarship holders for stays abroad in third countries for more than four weeks.
  • You should definitely apply for a scholarship before the start of your studies, in order to ensure long-term support and cooperation.
  • The Heinrich Böll Foundation cannot award you a scholarship, if you are studying for a one-year Masters degree and were not previously supported by the foundation.
  • Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters.
  • Applicants must provide proof that they have been accepted as a doctoral student by an institution of higher education in Germany or an EU country (for doctoral scholarship).

Number of Scholarships: Approximately 1000

Duration of Scholarship: Scholarship will be offered for the duration of the undergraduate, Masters or Doctoral programme

Eligible Countries: International Students

To be taken at (country): Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, or Universities of the Arts in Germany

How to Apply: The application form will be completed online; additional application documents will be submitted as PDF.

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for Details 

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Sponsors: The Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany


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  1. owoyesigire polofilio

    is the masters of Business Administration available

    • A link to the scholarship page is available on the post please follow it for more details. Please Remember this is an early reminder the application starts 6 weeks before the deadline

  2. Hello
    My name is Mamede Gonçalves Bane . i come from Anggola
    I want to have benefit this opportunity
    Thank you

  3. Please I am from Nigeria and the requirements given in each of the scholarships is that you must be a student or applying for that school giving the scholarship. So please how do students outside that country and school go about this application. And it seems some of this scholarships are no 100% free.

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