Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

Heinrich Boll Foundation
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 Sept/1 Mar (Annual)
Study in:  Germany
Next course starts 2014

Brief description:

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to international students who gained their university entrance qualification from a school in and outside of Germany who wish to study a Masters or PhD Degree in Germany.

Host Institution(s):

State or state-recognized institution of higher education (university, college or equivalent) in Germany

Field(s) of study:

The scholarships are awarded for all subjects.

Number of Scholarships:

Around 950 scholarships a year divided among Germans and international students.

Target group:

The scholarship program 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.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

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


By 1 September 2014 interested candidates can apply for:

Please note that an application for the autumn application process is only possible, if you are a German national or foreign students who gained their university entrance qualification in Germany. Interested candidates can apply for:

    • •  undergraduate scholarships
    • •  scholarships for the journalism programme “Medienvielfalt, anders“
    • •  doctoral scholarships

By 1 March 2015 interested candidates can apply for:

    • •  undergraduate scholarship for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen)
    • •  graduate scholarships for international students
    • •  scholarships for the journalism programme “Medienvielfalt, anders“
    • •  doctoral scholarships for international students
    • •  doctoral scholarships in the focus programme “Transformation Research”

Application instructions:

Applications are not yet open.  The online application portal will open on 15 July 2014 for autumn 2014 and  20 January 2015 for spring 2015.

For details of application requirements and procedures, please consult information sheet A 1-1 (“scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate students”, PDF) or A 2-1 (“scholarship application for doctoral studies”). These give important information on the formalities of your application and on preconditions and criteria.

Applications must be made online and is done in 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

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