Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships in Germany 2021


The foundation currently has a network of 30 international offices. These undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. scholarships in Germany are given to students with good academic records. International students, students from the European Union and German students, everyone can apply for this internship.

Applicants will first have to apply and be selected in a German or German Recognized university and then apply for this scholarship.

Brief Description:

  • Location: Germany
  • Program type: Scholarship
  • Program level: Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD
  • Available number of scholarships: 1000+
  • Deadline: March 1, 2021, and 1 September 2021 (Scholarship opens two times every year)

What are the Eligibility criteria?

Since the scholarship is offered to many different groups of students the eligibility criteria for each are different.

1. For Undergraduate and Masters Scholarships Criteria:

A.) For German/Non-German students:

For German/Non-German students who have been educated in Germany before:

  1. Applicants can only apply for this scholarship for their First degree i.e. Bachelors

B.) For EU Students:

For European Union Students who have NOT been educated in Germany:

  1. Applicants can apply only for Master’s degree
  2. Applicants must have proof of their Bachelor’s degree
  3. Applicants must have proof of their proficiency in German language (Level B2 or DSH2)

C). For Non-EU Students:

Students who are NOT EU nationals and have not been educated in Germany:

  1. Applicants can apply for a Master’s degree only
  2. Applicants must have proof of their Bachelor’s degree
  3. Applicants must have proof of their proficiency in the German language (Level B2 or DSH2)

2. For Doctorate Degree Criteria:

For All Students:

  1. Applicants will have to provide proof that they have been accepted into a doctorate
  2. level program at a German or state-recognized university
  3. Applicants who are not German will have to prove their proficiency in the German language

What are the Required Documents for Application:

Application mode is online and requires the following documents:

For Undergraduate and Masters Scholarships:

  1. CV
  2. A motivation letter stating your motivation behind applying for this scholarship
  3. An outline describing your area of interest and chosen subject
  4. An outline that describes your political interests and social commitments
  5. Academic records
  6. A copy of your first-degree certificate (if you’re applying for Masters)
  7. Foreign applicants will also have to provide proof of their proficiency in German language (Minimum B2 or DSH 2 level)
  8. References

For Doctorate Degree:

  1. Personal information
  2. Cv
  3. Motivation for applying
  4. Political interests
  5. Outline of your Ph.D. thesis
  6. Academic transcripts
  7. Certificate to prove efficiency in the German language
  8. Detailed expose of your research project (10 pages maximum)
  9. References
  10. A time plan of how you plan to complete your research (over a time period of up to 1 year)

How to Apply For Heinrich Böll Foundation German Scholarships:

There is an Online Applications Form for both Undergraduate/Masters and Ph.D. degree Scholarships:

Click here to Apply


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