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Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship in Germany 2022

Friedrich Ebert Foundation is inviting eligible candidates to apply for the International Students Scholarship in Germany for the year 2022 to undertake Master’s level programs at Germany Universities. The scholarship allows Master’s level programmes in the field of All Subjects taught at Germany Universities. The scholarship is open and fully funded for International Students. The deadlines for the scholarship are found here.

Applicants come from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Students in any subject area are eligible to apply, if they demonstrate excellent school or academic merit, wish to study in Germany, are committed to the values of social democracy and live by them. Scholarships are awarded to highly-performing students and include a comprehensive seminar programme to help enhance the candidates’ social competencies and academic skills. Individual support by an on-site liaison lecturer is another benefit of the sponsorship. Each year up to 40 students are awarded FES sponsorships. They are paid a monthly amount of EUR 830 in Bachelor’s, Diplom, Magister, state examination programmes or EUR 850 or, respectively when doing a Master’s course. Furthermore, costs for health insurance are funded and scholars with a child receive a family allowance of EUR 276. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

Eligible Nationality:

Particularly gifted students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The candidates’ aptitudes and personalities show excellent promise for an academic or professional career. Moreover, candidates are expected to show commitment to the values of social democracy. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Admission to study or enrolment 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 

Application Procedure:

Outstanding school or academic merit (where required: first graded proofs of academic achievement)

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • Up to 40 scholarships per year
  • The maximum funding period corresponds to BAföG regulations
  • International students receive a monthly base amount of EUR 830 in a Bachelor’s, Diploma, Magister or state examination programme or EUR 850 in a Master’s course. In addition, costs for health insurance are funded and scholars with a child receive a family allowance of EUR 276. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

  • Step 1: Simply fill out our online application. We will ask you a few questions about your professional and family background – no other documents are required yet. If you feel unsure or need to talk to us before applying, you can contact our 480 or so liaison lecturers. (Note: Please note the deadlines and dates! )  
  • Step 2: If you are eligible for a scholarship, we will request further documents from you by e-mail: two expert reports from university teachers as well as information about your previous education and your socio-political commitment. First-year students (not Master’s students) in their first semester submit two reports from former teachers.

    After our request, you have three weeks to upload the documents. Six weeks for the reports, if necessary after consultation with us. We advise you to gather the documents while you are waiting for our response.

    list You will find the required documents and information on preparing expert opinions in the following PDF downloads :
     
    • First- year students (not Master’s students): Information sheet for applications Basic funding for first-year students at the beginning of the 1st university semester (Germans, foreign students and refugees); Reports from upper school teachers or vocational school teachers 
    • Basic funding: Information sheet for applications for basic funding (Germans, foreign students and refugees who are not first-year students or nationals and foreigners after the 1st semester); Reviews from university teachers
    • Doctoral funding: Information sheet for applications for doctoral funding (Germans and foreigners with educational backgrounds); Opinion from the supervisor of your dissertation as well as an additional expert opinion from a second university teacher
  • Step 3: If you are shortlisted, we would like to get to know you personally. We invite you to two interviews: with a liaison lecturer from your department and with a member of our selection committee. Tips for preparing for the selection interviews can be found here.
  • Step 4: The selection committee makes the final decision on acceptance into one of our programs. The committee meets several times a year.

Note: All application forms and further information on the application procedure here

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