Heinrich Böll Foundation Undergraduates, Graduates and Doctoral Scholarships 2017/2018 for Study in Germany (Funded)

Application Deadline: March 1st 2017

The scholarship department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students from inside and outside Germany.

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 March 1, 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:

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

Information Sheets:

Student scholarship:

Doctoral sholarship:

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Undergraduates, Graduates and Doctoral Scholarships 2017/2018

7 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Sir/Madam

    I am interested in apply for the doctoral scholarship but the problem is that I do not know German. In that regard I have two questions to ask: 1. Don’t you have a programme where non-German can learn the German once they are in Germany? 2. Don’t you offer anything in English or French?

    Many thanks.

    • I am Teklay G/mariam, from Ethiopia
      Dear Sir/Madam
      I am interested to apply for a PhD scholarship in Pharmacology,I have started the programme at the University of Addis Ababa,School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and clinical Pharmacy. I am searching a laboratory in over seas to host my project.

      Thank you so much in advance

    • I have a Degree in Management studies including English Language. There is a University in UK which offers masters Program in Human Resources which I can do here in the Gambia. I would like you to please sponsor me to pursue my master program in Human Resources Management

  2. I know it might be a little late but l would like to apply for a scholarship at Heinrich Boll Foundation. I am an Undergraduate inspiring to do Computer engineering or Software engineering for the year 2018.I live in Zimbabwe I believe in impossibilities.

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