Heinrich Böll Foundation Undergraduates, Graduates and Doctoral Scholarships 2018 for Study in Germany (Funded)

Application Deadline: August 31st 2017

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to German and foreign students in accordance with the guidelines issued by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt). Scholarships are awarded for the regular period of study

The Heinrich Boll Foundation grants scholarships is awarded 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 or universities of the arts.

By September 1st, 2017 interested candidates can apply for:

  1. undergraduate scholarship for German and German-educated applicants  (Bildungsinländer/innen) from universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen)
  2. undergraduate scholarship for German and German-educated applicants  (Bildungsinländer/innen) scholarships from universities and  universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen) for the journalism programme “Medienvielfalt, anders“
  3. graduate scholarships for international students
  4. doctoral scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen) and for international students
  5. doctoral scholarships in the focus programme “Transformation Research” for German and for international students
  6. undergraduate and graduate scholarships for refugees who are studying, or wish to study in Germany at any kind of university and regardless of their number of semester
Requirements:
Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Master’s degree only; proof of first professional qualification must be provided
  • Proof of Proficiency in German Level B2 or DSH 2 (with certificate)
  •  €750 per month plus various individual allowances
 Doctoral:
  • Proof of admission to doctoral studies by a state or state-recognised university, as a rule in Germany, must be included with the application
  • Two years as a rule, may be extended twice at most by half a year.
  • Proof of Proficiency in German Level B2 or DSH 2 (with certificate)
  • €1, 000 per month, plus € 100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances

1. General student scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen (1)):

Students in all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST DEGREE (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification (2) in Germany:

  • You may apply before beginning your first degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) or at any time up to the end of your third “Fachsemester”.
  • Special (but not exclusive) target groups are: first-generation students, women, members of ethnic minorities, applicants from universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen)
APPLICANTS FOR A DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP (PHD)

1. Doctoral students in all subjects who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany (Germans nationals and Bildungsinländer/innen (1)):

  • At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany or another EU country.

2. Doctoral scholarships: Focus programme “Transformation Research

  • Doctoral students from Germany who would like to apply for the focus programme “Transformation Research”

Selection procedure,stages and criteria

The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s selection procedure for scholarship applicants consists of three stages:
2.1 Submission of written application documents, including a personal reference
on your social commitment and an expert reference from a university lecturer or, in the case of school leavers, a schoolteacher. The expert reference, preferably in a sealed envelope, may be submitted with the applications or submitted separately by the referee.
2.2 An interview with a liaison lecturer, usually held at your university or near where you live (telephone interviews may also be held).
2.3 Attendance at a selection workshop in Berlin consisting of a one-to-one interview and a group discussion.

Selection Procedure:

The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s selection procedure for scholarship applicants consists of three stages:
  • Submission of written application documents
  • An interview with a liaison lecturer (telephone interviews may also be held)
  • Attendance at a selection workshop in Berlin consisting of a one-to-one interview and a group discussion

Application Process:

1. Check if you are among the special focus groups in this application round
2. Gather information on the application process and the requested documents
3. Register for the online application portal
4. Provide the requested information in the Online Application Portal
5. After uploading all of your documents, submit your application before the end of the application deadline

Information Sheets

Student scholarship:

Info Sheet A1-1 (PDF)

Application Form (in German, PDF)

Expert Reference Form (PDF)

Doctoral sholarship:

Info Sheet A2-1 (PDF)

Application Form (in German, PDF)

Expert Reference Form (PDF)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Undergraduates, Graduates and Doctoral Scholarships 2018

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