Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships (for Study in Germany)

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and PhD 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”).

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.

Next application deadlines

A) By 1 September 2011 (postmarked) applications can be submitted by:

1. Students from the EU (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe)

• all subjects; university, university of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschule”), or university the arts (‘Kunsthochschule)
• degree: Master’s (you must already have obtained a first university degree)

• You can apply before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).
• Proficiency in German is a requirement.

2. Doctoral students from Germany or the EU (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe)

• all subjects

• 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.
• Proficiency in German is a requirement.

B) By 1 March 2012 (postmarked) applications can be submitted by:

1. Students from the EU (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe)

• all subjects; university, university of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschule’), or university of the arts (‘Kunsthochschule’);
• degree: Master’s (you must already have obtained a first university degree)

• You can apply before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).
• Proficiency in German is a requirement.
2. Students from outside the EU (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe, CIS, Middle East, conflict regions around the globe)

• all subjects; university, university of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschule’), or university of the arts (‘Kunsthochschule’); #
• degree: Master’s (you must already have obtained a first university degree)

• You can apply before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).
• Basic knowledge of German is a requirement (if a scholarship is granted, additional German courses can be financed).
3. Doctoral students coming from countries outside the EU wishing to do their PhD studies in Germany (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe, CIS, Middle East, conflict regions around the globe)

• all subjects

• 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.
• Basic knowledge of German is a requirement (if a scholarship is granted, additional German courses can be financed).
Find out more information about the scholarships and about how under-graduate and PhD students can apply: http://www.boell.de/scholarships/scholarships.html