The Heinrich Boll 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’). They expect 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.
Study Subjects and Level:
Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered at universities of applied sciences or universities of the arts in Germany.
This Scholarships are available for studying undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree.
- Student scholarship: Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters.
- Doctoral scholarship (PhD): 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.
- General: Special (but not exclusive) focus groups are: First-generation students, students with a migrant background, or students from universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’). Students in MINT study programmes (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, or technical subjects), especially with an environmental focus (e.g. environmental studies, climate studies, renewable energies etc.).
- journalism programme: The programme is aimed at students with a migrant background who want to become journalists. Funding is not limited to students in a journalism studies programme.
- International students of all subjects in a MASTER’S programme or doctoral programme, who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany and who would like to study in Germany.
- Special (but not exclusive) focus regions are: Central/Eastern Europe, EU neighbourhood/CIS; Middle East/Northern Africa; transition and newly industrialised countries as well as conflict regions worldwide.
- Applications are possible before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).
- Applicants must have already obtained a first university degree.
- Good or very good knowledge of German is a requirement. The selection workshops are generally held in German (if a scholarship is granted, additional German language courses can be financed).
Scholarship Open for: International students can apply for this scholarship.
Number of Scholarships: 1,000 scholarships are offered.
How to Apply?
The mode of applying is online. Application process is as follows:
- Check if you are among the special focus groups in this application round
- Gather information on the application process and the requested document
- REGISTER for the online application portal
- Provide the requested information in the ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL
- After uploading all of your documents, submit you application before the end of the application deadline.
- Info sheet A2-1 (PDF) Application form (in German, PDF) Please use only Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill in the form.
- Download expert report form .
The application deadline is 1 March 2014 for students of all subjects who gained their university entrance qualification in Germany and who wish to do their doctoral studies in Germany. International students of all subjects in a MASTER’S program, who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany and who would like to study in Germany can apply till 1 March 2014.
For further information: Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships