Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

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Programme Description

Candidates are international students from all subjects (except the medical disciplines) who have been admitted to a doctoral programme at a German higher-education institution. Eligibility criteria include an excellent school and academic record and voluntary social and political involvement. Scholars are paid the amount of EUR 1,200 per month over a period of usually two and at most three years. The scholarship also entails comprehensive non-material support.

Target Group

Anybody who has been unconditionally accepted for a doctorate at a German institution of higher education is invited to apply – except the medical disciplines.

Academic Requirements

  • admission to a doctoral programme at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany
  • sufficient knowledge of German, although the courses are held in English. This means a 'Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang' of at least DSH level 2, a 'Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache' of at least level 4 or a 'Zertifikat C 1' by a Goethe Institute

Number of Scholarships

about 15 scholarships per year

Duration

two to three years maximum; in justified cases funding may be exceptionally granted beyond this period, though at most until the final examination.

Scholarship Value

  • EUR 1,200 per month
  • networking within student- and working groups
  • comprehensive seminar programme
  • participation in symposia

Application Papers

application forms and further information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

Applications may be submitted at any time; there are, however, specific timelines which are detailed here.

Application Requirements

  • outstanding school or academic merit (where required: first graded proofs of academic achievement)
  • promising research proposal
  • social and political involvement and commitment to the values of social democracy
  • responsible, motivated, reliable individuals willing to get involved with the Foundation's network
  • sufficient knowledge of German, although the courses are held in English. This means a 'Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang' of at least DSH level 2, a 'Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache' of at least level 4 or a 'Zertifikat C 1' by a Goethe Institute

Contact

Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Studienförderung
Godesberger Allee 149
53175 Bonn
Germany


Contact
Tel.: 0228/883-0
Fax: 0228/883-9225
E-Mail: stipendien@fes.de

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