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Heinrich Böll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

 

Background

 

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to international students who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany who wish to study a master’s or doctorate in any subject in Germany.

The scholarship programme allots scholarships to international students. 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.

 

Fields of study

 

The scholarships are awarded for all subjects. Having in the past awarded scholarships mainly to students of the humanities, social sciences, art, and culture, the Foundation is now, in addition, particularly interested in students of economics, law, engineering, science, mathematics, and journalism.

 

Number of Scholarships

 

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards around 950 scholarships a year divided among Germans and international students. About 5/6 of them go to undergraduates and graduates and 1/6 to doctoral students.

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

A. International students of all subjects in a master’s 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).

 

B. International doctoral students of all subjects who gained their university entrance qualification outside of Germany and who wish to do their doctoral studies 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.

• Applicants must provide proof that they have been accepted as a doctoral student by a 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 is a requirement. The selection workshops are generally held in German (if a scholarship is granted, additional German language courses can be financed).

 

Value of the Award

 

€750 per month for masters students and €1000 per month for doctoral students.

 

Application Information

 

Applications must be made in the German language. Application deadlines are normally twice a year: 1 March and 1 September. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for details on how to apply for this scholarship.

 

Official Scholarship Website

 

http://www.boell.de/scholarships/scholarships.html

 

Link

 

http://www.scholars4dev.com/3761/heinrich-boll-scholarships-for-international-students/#ixzz2SESUMnET