By 1 March 2015 interested candidates can apply for:
- undergraduate scholarship for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen)
- graduate scholarships for international students
- scholarships for the journalism programme “Medienvielfalt, anders“
- doctoral scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen)
- doctoral scholarships for international students
For details of application requirements and procedures, please consult information sheet A 1-1 (“scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate students”, PDF) or A 2-1 (“scholarship application for doctoral studies”). These give important information on the formalities of your application and on preconditions and criteria.
The online application portal opens on 20 January 2015 and closes on 3 March 2015 at the latest.
Please use only Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the application form. This also applies to the expert reports.
To avoid system overload, please do not wait until deadline day to submit your application. You can send off your application as soon as you have all your documentation ready.
By the application deadline of 1 March, we must have received all documentation in full, including the expert reports and references. Only then will the application be considered complete and will processing begin. Please note that incomplete applications cannot be processed. If we have not received all the required documentation in full by 1 March, we will inform you of this and refer you to the next application deadline.
A. APPLICANTS FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
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”.
Masters students cannot apply, because we aim to support students over the longer term. However, Bachelors students who have been awarded support may receive further support for a Masters course.
- Special (but not exclusive) target groups are: first-generation students, women, members of ethnic minorities, applicants from universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen).
- Our scholarship programme also focuses (but not exclusively) on certain subjects: especially the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), particularly with a focus on environmental science (e.g. environmental protection, renewable energies, climate, etc.); economic and legal studies; journalism; and art studies.
- Germans and Bildungsinländer/innen (1) may receive funding for a complete Bachelors programme outside Germany but within the EU. In this case, the application must include a detailed justification of the proposed location and subject.
2. Student scholarship – journalism: “Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus” (for German nationals and Bildungsinländer/innen):
- This programme is aimed at German or German-educated students with a migration background who wish to become journalists. Funding is not limited to students following journalism studies programmes.
- You may apply before beginning your study programme or at any time up to the end of your third “Fachsemester”. The conditions outlined in A.1. apply
3. International students on a MASTERS course in any subject who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen) andare studying, or wish to study, in Germany:
- You may apply before beginning your Masters programme or at any time up to the end of the first semester of the Masters programme.
- Special focus regions are: central and eastern Europe, the EU’s neighbouring states and the CIS, the Middle East and North Africa (especially Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel), transition and newly industrialised countries, and conflict regions worldwide.
- Applicants must have completed a first degree.
- Good or very good knowledge of German (at least B4 Level) is required; please supply documentary evidence. The selection workshops are generally held in German. If a scholarship is granted, intensive German courses may be funded.Applications are accepted from international students once per year, i.e. the deadline is 1 March of each year.
B. APPLICANTS FOR A DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP (PHD)
Please note that an application for the spring application process is possible, if you are a German or international doctoral sudent. In case your application is successful, please be prepared that the scholarship will probably be granted several months after receiving the letter of acceptance, between 1 October 2015 and 1 January 2016.
1. Doctoral students in all subjects who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany (Germans nationals and Bildungsinländer/innen):
- 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.
- Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation
2. International doctoral students in all subjects who are non-EU citizens, who earned the university entrance qualification outside the EU, and who are pursuing, or wish to pursue, doctoral studies in Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen):
- Special consideration will be given to applicants from the following focus regions: the EU’s neighbouring states and the CIS, the Middle East and North Africa (especially Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel), transition and newly industrialised countries, and conflict regions worldwide.
- At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state-recognised German institution of higher education.
- Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
- Good or very good knowledge of German (at least B2 Level) is required; please supply documentary evidence. The selection workshops are generally held in German. If a scholarship is granted, intensive German courses may be funded.
Applications are accepted from international doctoral students once per year, i.e. the deadline is 1 March of each year.
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