Heinrich Böll Scholarships in Germany for International Students 2014

CLOSING DATE: 1 September/1 March (annual)

Brief Description:

The Heinrich Böll Foundation promote those studying and graduating young talents who have a positive attitude towards the goals of the Green project, and democracy, ecology, solidarity and non-violence – and who take an active socio-political role.

This international scholarships support undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’).

Study in: Germany
Host Institution: State or state-recognized institution of higher education (university, college or equivalent) in Germany
Course Level: Undergraduates, Graduates, Postgraduates Degree
Course Starts: January 2014

Field of Study(s):

Current focus of the Heinrich Böll Foundation: Humanities and Social Science as well as Fine Arts and Cultural Studies. The foundation is now interested in students of economics, law, engineering, science, mathematics, and journalism.

Target Group:

Alongside applicants from Germany, this international scholarships especially support young people from countries in the South as well as from Eastern Europe. Central/Eastern Europe, EU neighbourhood/CIS; Middle East/Northern Africa students are welcome, as well as transition and newly industrialised countries and conflict regions worldwide.

Number of Awards:

The grants given to around 1 000 scholarships a year divided among Germans and international students.

new international scholarships.comEligibility:

  • have excellent credits and display an exceptional interest in academic cognisance.
  • 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.
  • Students of all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST university degree and who gained their university entrance qualification from a German school (‘Bildungsinländer/innen’)
  • International students of all subjects in a MASTER’S or DOCTORAL programme, who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany and who would like to study in Germany
  • Applicants must provide proof that they have been accepted as a student by a German institution of higher education.

What does it cover:

€750 per month for Masters students and €1000 per month for PhD students.

How to apply:

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

Further information and application: