Application Process Autumn 2016

By September 1, 2016 interested candidates can apply for:

  1. undergraduate scholarship for German and German-educated applicants
  2. undergraduate scholarship for German and German-educated applicants for the journalism programme "Medienvielfalt, anders“
  3. doctoral scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen) and for international students
  4. doctoral scholarships in the focus programme “Transformation Research” for German students
  5. undergraduate and graduate scholarships for refugees who are studying, or wish to study in Germany at any kind of university and regardless of their number of semester

For international students: By March 1, 2017 international graduate students and PhD students can apply for scholarships in Germany - find more information here.


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.

The online application portal opens on July 20, 2016 and closes on September 2, 2016 at the latest.

Please use only Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the application form. This also applies to the expert reports.  

Please notice that the length of your application is restricted by the space provided in the application form. This also applies to the expert reports.

To avoid system overload, please do not wait until deadline day to submit your application. You can send off your application as soon as you have all your documentation ready.

By the application deadline of  September 1, we must have received all documentation in full, including the expert reports and references. Only then will the application be considered complete and will processing begin. Please note that incomplete applications cannot be processed. If we have not received all the required documentation in full by September 1, we will inform you of this and refer you to the next application deadline.

At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a student or doctoral student by a state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany. The applicant has to be accepted by a state-recognised institution at the latest by the beginning of the scholarship.

UNDERGRADUATED GENERAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GERMAN AND GERMAN-EDUCATED APPLICANTS

Target groups:

  • Special (but not exclusive) target groups are: first-generation students, women, members of ethnic minorities
  • Our scholarship programme also focuses (but not exclusively) on certain subjects: especially the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), particularly with a focus on environmental science (e.g. environmental protection, renewable energies, climate, etc.); economic and legal studies; journalism; and art studies.

German and German-educated Masters students cannot apply, because we aim to support students over the longer term. However, Bachelors students who have been awarded support may receive further support for a Masters course.

Formal Prerequisites:
I. Undergraduate scholarships

  • General student scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen (1)):
  • Students in all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST DEGREE (Bachelor, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification (2) in Germany and are enrolled or will be enrolled at university or university of applied science (Fachhochschule).
  • You may apply before beginning your first degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) or at any time up to the end of your fourth “Fachsemester”.
  • Due to the fact that by March 1, 2016 the applications for scholarships were restricted to students of applied sciences only, we will accept for the upcoming process (deadline September 1, 2016) applications by university students until the fourth semester (we usually accept applications only until the end of the third semester)

II. Undergraduate student scholarship – journalism: “Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus”

  • General student scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen (1))
  • Students in all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST DEGREE (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification (2) in Germany and are enrolled or will be enrolled at university of applied science (Fachhochschule) or university
  • This programme is aimed at German or German-educated students with a migration background who wish to become journalists. Funding is not limited to students following journalism studies programmes.
  • You may apply before beginning your first degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) or at any time up to the end of your fourth “Fachsemester”.

 

DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP (PHD)

III.. Application of Doctoral students – formal application rules

Doctoral students in all subjects who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany (Germans nationals and Bildungsinländer/innen):

  • At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany or another EU country.
  • Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

IV. Doctoral scholarships in the focus programme “Transformation Research” for German students

  • At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany or another EU country.

 

Application Process Spring 2017

By March 1, 2017 international graduate students (Master) and PhD students (from EU countries and from countries outside of the EU) can apply for scholarships in Germany (see information sheet A 1-1 and A 2-1).

 

Postal address:
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Studienwerk
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin
Germany

Contact:
Bärbel Karger
Email: studienwerk@boell.de
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 28534-400
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 28534-409  

Office hours for telephone enquiries:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
 

 


 

Footnotes
[1] “Bildungsinländer/innen” are applicants who are not German nationals but who – as opposed to “Bildungsausländer/innen” – gained their university entrance qualification in Germany.

[2] “University entrance qualification” refers to the school leaving qualification that entitles you to begin university studies. This qualification – your entitlement to study – must be attested with an official certificate. As a rule, for Bildungsinländer/innen this qualification is the Abitur, but there are other options: as well as the general Abitur, other qualifications may be accepted as equivalent (for details, see the German version of this page).

It does not refer to a university degree earned in Germany which entitles the holder to begin doctoral studies.

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Comments

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Please check the information for international students for the application process spring 2016. You can apply for any subject, but good German language knowledge is required.
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Kerstin Simonis