Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarships in Germany for International Students

Konrad -Adenauer-Stiftung
Masters/PhD Degree  

Deadline: 15 July (annual)
Study in:  Germany
Course starts 2024

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship Program for the promotion of foreigners is aimed at foreign students and doctoral candidates who have already successfully completed their studies in their home country and who intend to complete a further study (postgraduate program / Master), a doctorate or at least a two-semester research stay at a German university.

Host Institution(s):

German Universities and Higher Education Institutions

Fields of study:

Masters or PhD Degree in any subject.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Each year new focus countries or regions are determined in the selection procedures. In 2020 the focus regions will be Central Europe, Southeast Asia, Near East and Western Africa.  Students living in countries that are not listed cannot apply for the international selection procedure in 2020.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The duration and level of funding varies for different types of studies. Graduates (master or postgraduate students) receive a monthly scholarship of € 861. The standard funding period is two years. After having obtained unconditional admission to doctoral studies at a German university, PhD-students receive a monthly scholarship of € 1,200. The standard funding period for PhD scholars is three years. Research stays in Germany are also funded for a minimum of three semesters.  In addition, PhD-scholars can apply for financial assistance for research stays abroad.

Fees resulting from courses at the university in Germany that are directly related to your studies can be refunded up to the amount of € 1,500 per semester (except regular semester fees and annual registration fees). Upon request, health care insurance, family allowance, and children’s allowance can also subsidized.


They should:

  • • have a university degree, the university does not provide support for bachelor studies,
  • • prove above average academic performance,
  • • have good knowledge of the German language (B2-level),
  • • be actively engaged in voluntary work,
  • • plan to study a minimum of four semesters at a university in Germany,
  • • possess a broad general education and distinct interest in political issues,
  • • have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights,
  • • be open to develop their personal points of view and practice tolerance,
  • • be highly motivated and able to convince us of their goals in life.

Application instructions:

There are two ways of applying: On the one hand, you have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung abroad at the respective foreign office where there are planned selection conferences. If you are living in a country or region close to these cities, you may send your written application directly to the responsible KAS office – please check their web-sites for the exact procedure and addressee.  The deadlines can be found on the local websites of the KAS offices and are independently set.

On the other hand, if you are already in Germany, you can apply online directly to the Foundation before 15 July (12:00) of the respective year.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.kas.de/en/web/begabtenfoerderung-und-kultur/foreign-students

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