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Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students in Germany 2020/2021

Good news! Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students is currently open.The Heinrich Böll Foundation gives specific scholarships to foreign students who got their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany then wish to study a Masters or PhD Degree in Germany. Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students grants scholarships to graduates and doctoral students from outside Germany.

Fostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through con­flict prevention in crisis zones, and protecting the freedom of persons against excessive state and economic authority – these are the objectives that motivates the ideas and actions of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. We maintain close ties to the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens) and as a think tank for green visions and projects, they  are part of an international net­work encompassing well over 100 partner projects in approxi­mately 60 countries.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation works autonomously and fosters a spirit of intellectual transparency. They maintain a world­ wide network with currently 30 international offices. They co­operate closely with 16 state-level Böll Foundations in each of Germany’s federal states, and they support talented, socio-politi­cally engaged undergraduate and graduate students in Germany and abroad.

Deadline: 1 March (annual)
Study in:  Germany
Level of Study: Masters/PhD DegreeHost Institution(s): State or state-recognized Universities  in Germany

Level/Field(s) of study: The scholarships are towards Master’s Degree or PhD Degree in all subjects offered at state or state-recognized universities in Germany

For EU students, Master’s Degree courses at state or state-recognized universities in Germany, Switzerland, and other EU member states are possible.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

The scholarship program allocates scholarships to foreign scholars, both EU and non-EU, who are not learned in Germany.

Benefits of Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students

Masters Studies:
Non-EU scholars: €850 each month with several individual allowances; tuition fees are in certain cases possible in Germany.
EU students: varies, max. €649 plus €300 book expenses monthly; tuition fees not possible in Germany but possible to a limited degree in other nations.

The grant is given for the consistent period of study, may be prolonged by one semester.

PhD Studies:
Non-EU students: €1,200 per month plus €100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances; tuition fees are not possible.
EU scholars: €1350 monthly basic scholarship with €100 monthly research expenses allowance; tuition fees are not possible in Germany but possible to a limited extent in other nations.

Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students is awarded for two years as a rule, may be extended twice at most by half a year.

Eligibility for Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students

International Master Scholars who got their university entrance qualification outside Germany:

• You may apply before commencing your Master’s program or at any time up to the end of the first semester of the Master’s program.

• Evidence of first professional qualification must be made available

International Doctoral scholars who got the university entrance qualification outside Germany:

• Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state or state-recognized university in Germany. Evidence of admission, as a rule in Germany, must be involved in the application.

• By the date of application, preliminary work must have been finished and a binding timetable for conclusion must be provided.

• PhD subjects associated to principal points of the Foundation’s activities will be prioritized.

How to Apply for Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students

For specifics of application requirements and processes, please refer to information sheet A 1-1 (“scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate scholars”, PDF) or A 2-1 (“scholarship application for doctoral studies”). The online application portal ends on 1 March.

It is vital to check the official website (link found below) for specifics on how to apply for this scholarship.

Heinrich Boll Scholarships for International Students official scholarship website:  https://www.boell.de/en/foundation/application

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