Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships…

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung makes available scholarships to both Germans and overseas international students who wish to undertake Bachelors, Masters or PhD studies in German universities or technical colleges. Studies could be in any subject.

The Foundation supports young talents who want to advance their personal development and be among the best in their field. The Foundation is looking for individuals committed to socio-political goals.

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships

This scholarship is available for candidates who want to undergo Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD Degree studies.

Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2021/31 May 2022 (Annual)
Study in: Germany

Host Institution(s)

German universities and technical colleges

Level/Field(s) of study

Bachelors, Masters or PhD degrees in any subject, except for those mentioned at this link.

Target group

International students from all over the world. The Foundation particularly supports students with limited financial opportunities or who come from families with a migration background.

Scholarship value/inclusions

Scholars receive up to €744 per month. In addition, there is a monthly flat-rate study fee of €300 euros, which all scholars can freely use. Depending on the applicant’s situation, scholars may also receive a contribution to health insurance of up to €71 and long-term care insurance of up to €15 per month. Scholars with children can receive a family allowance of €155 euros per month. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

The Foundation supports stays abroad during the funding period – through subsidies for travel expenses, tuition fees and international health insurance, especially for study or research stays, language courses and internships of up to 12 months.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants could be Germans, foreign students with education or those with refugee status. Applicants should be individuals committed to society, for example, in active participation in the student council, youth work, participation in associations and NGOs or in political organizations that are appropriate to the tenets of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.  Those who previously have been enrolled at a German university are ineligible.

Applicants should possess sociopolitical engagement and identification with the values ​​of social democracy; above-average performance in school and studies; political thinking; thirst for knowledge; tolerance and openness; ability to work as a team; critical thinking; and self reflection.

Applicants for basic Bachelors and Masters degree courses must have the following:

• Confirmation of study place or certificate of enrollment at a state or state-recognized German university or technical college for the course for which they want to be funded
• Foreign applicants must also demonstrate sufficient German language skills
• First-year students (Germans and foreign students with education) must apply before or at the beginning of the first semester.

PhD funding applicants must have:

• Unconditional notification of admission to the doctoral scholarship
• Foreign applicants must also demonstrate sufficient German language skills

Application Guideline

To apply, you must fill up the online application form.  If you are eligible for a scholarship, the Foundation will request additional documents from you by e-mail. The application deadline for Masters degree scholarships for international students is 30 November 2021 for the Winter semester and 31 May 2022 for the Summer semester. PhD candidates can apply at any time. For all other students please see the official website (link found below) for application deadlines.

SCHOLARSHIP OFFICIAL PORTAL

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