Scholarships for Graduate and PhD students to study in Germany

Scholarships for Graduate and PhD students to study in Germany

Call for applications

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,200 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 (‘Kunst-/Musikhochschulen’).

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The Foundation especially encourages students from the following countries, who have completed at least a Bachelor degree and want to study in Germany, to apply:

Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon

We expect our scholarship recipients 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. 

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to apply?

All students are eligible who (1) have completed their baccalaureate in one of the abovementioned countries, (2) have completed their undergraduate degree ('bac plus 3'), and (3) intend to study for a Master's degree or doctorate in Germany.

In addition, PhD students (4) must have already been admitted to doctoral studies by a state (or state-recognised) university in Germany at the time of applying.

What are the language requirements?

Foreign applicants are required to submit written proof of their German language proficiency. The minimum requirement is the „Test of German as a Foreign Language“ Level B2, or „Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang“ Level DSH 2.

Is residence in Germany a requirement?

No, applicants currently living in their country of origin may apply equally as those residing in Germany.

How much funding does the scholarship provide?

For Master's students, the scholarship provides €850 per month plus various individual allowances, normally for the whole duration of the degree.

Doctoral students receive €1,200 per month, plus €100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances, for two years. A maximum of two extensions, each by half a year, is possible.

What is the application deadline?

The deadline for scholarships for the 2018/19 academic year is 1st March 2018.

How to apply

Detailed information on the application process can be found in the documents below and on the application website. Note that only online applications are accepted.

Graduate students

Doctoral students



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