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Germany: Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarship for 1000 International Students in Germany Universities. 20017/2018

Approximately 1, 000 Heinrich Böll Foundation International Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD Students to study at Universities in Germany.

Application Deadlines: 3rd March 2017 (Spring)

Offered annually? Yes

Accepted Subject Areas: Any subject area is applicable

About Scholarship: The Heinrich Böll 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’) in Germany.

Selection Criteria: Scholarship recipients are expected 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.

Eligibility: The following general requirements apply to international student applicants (except EU citizens) who wish to study in Germany:

  • You must be enrolled at a state-recognized university or college (e.g. Fachhochschule) in Germany at the time the scholarship payments begin.
  • You should provide proof that you have already graduated with an initial professional qualification. This programme mainly supports students aiming for a Masters degree.
  • You need a good knowledge of German, and require you provide proof of your proficiency. Please note that the selection workshop (interviews, group discussions) will normally be in German. Exceptions (interview in English) are, however, possible.
  • Unfortunately, the current guidelines specify that the foundation cannot support foreign scholarship holders for stays abroad in third countries for more than four weeks.
  • You should definitely apply for a scholarship before the start of your studies, in order to ensure long-term support and cooperation.
  • The Heinrich Böll Foundation cannot award you a scholarship, if you are studying for a one-year Masters degree and were not previously supported by the foundation.
  • Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters.
  • 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 (for doctoral scholarship).

Number of Scholarships: Approximately 1000

Duration of Scholarship: Scholarship will be offered for the duration of the undergraduate, Masters or Doctoral programme

Eligible Countries: International Students

To be taken at (country): Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, or Universities of the Arts in Germany

How to Apply: The application form will be completed online; additional application documents will be submitted as PDF.

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for Details 

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Sponsors: The Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany


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  1. I will be greatful if I am selected.

  2. I am much interested

  3. I am Dibisa Weyuma Biru From Ethiopia and I have Bachelor of Degree in Management from Wollega University on June 28,2015.
    I am Interested to apply Masters scholarship and you are kindly requested please contact if I selected on my Phone No. +251925837573 /+251925909386.

    Sincerely yours,

  4. Mebrrahtom Gebretsadkan

    I like it.
    Can I Find Full Information From the Embassy Of German.

  5. I went to the scholarship website, but It says that the deadline passed. the scholarship is closed:

  6. what if i dnt kno german language?i hv scored exceptionally well in my final high school examination…and i want ths scholarship 4 undergradute study…

  7. It is good to provide such chance for us but there is a great problem with students in developing countries is that they don’t have enough information about such issues. That is no enogh internet connection and even do not know how to contact college. So on my point of view it is good to make contact with the embassy of that country. The reason is that the measurement the college it takes to know the qualification the students is not the right way, college may ask certificate any student can make it they can manufacture it with money. So the poor can not do it.so why they don’t make practical exam. Even though we do have potential no money always means no chance. Thank you ? yours obiedently Mohammed

    • The certificate you provide with be verified with your school, as your transcript will have to come directly from your school

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  9. umurage jehovajire

    i’m umurage jehovajire i’m rwandan so i’m interested for this but how to apply plz?

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