Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships in Germany (1200 Seat)

Scholarship in Different Fields , in Social Science
  • Germany, Germany
  • Apply Before : March 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 12038
  • Degree BachelorMasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement DSH German
  • No. of Opportunity 1200
  • Fields of study Verious Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 1 Semester
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction German
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Heinrich Böll Foundation offers scholarships for students from any country who have excellent academic records and are socially and politically engaged to pursue their studies in Germany.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation, a Green political foundation, annually supports approximately 1,200 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from various disciplines and educational institutions worldwide. This program aims to cultivate future leaders and experts committed to social responsibility, politics, and the core values of the foundation: ecology, sustainability, democracy, human rights, self-determination, and justice.

With up to 250 new scholarship recipients annually, the Foundation fosters individuals who actively contribute to these principles. The scholarships include financial support, personal development, cross-disciplinary qualifications, and key competencies.

The program encourages political engagement, addresses social issues, and facilitates interdisciplinary dialogue. Emphasizing sustainability, it empowers scholars to initiate and organize their projects and offers diverse opportunities for participation in decision-making.

Key Details

Number of Scholarships: 1000-1200

Organization: Heinrich Böll Foundation

Location: Germany

Level of Study:

  • Undergraduate
  • Master degree
  • PhD

Nationality: All

Subject of Study: All

Application Deadline 1: March 1, 2024
Application Deadline 2: September 1, 2024

Scholarship Period: One semester, extendable

Scholarship Benefits

  • The scholarship provides a monthly allowance of €934 for non-European undergraduate and master’s degree students not educated in Germany.
  • For non-European PhD students not educated in Germany:
      1. Monthly Scholarship of 1200 Euro
      2. Monthly Mobility Allowance of 100 Euro
      3. Plus, various individual allowance

Who Can Apply?

The following people can apply for the Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships 2024:

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Students:

  • Applications are open to Germans, EU nationals, and non-EU nationals.
  • Master’s degree applicants with a copy of the first degree certificate or proof of first professional qualification
  • Proficiency in German at Level B2 or DSH 2
  • Refugees can apply regardless of asylum status

For PhD Students:

  • Open to Germans, EU and non-EU nationals
  • Proof of admission to doctoral studies at a state or state-recognized university
  • Preliminary work on the Ph.D. project must be completed
  • Application dates vary based on educational background and nationality
  • Proficiency in German at Level B2 or DSH 2
  • Duration of scholarship: Three years, as a rule, may be extended by 12 months

Documents Required

Please prepare the following application documents:

  1. Application form with personal data, CV, motivation for applying, and social and political interests.
  2. If required, university entrance qualification (Abitur, baccalaureate, or equivalent) with a certified translation.
  3. Certified copy of the first-degree certificate with grading explanation if different from the German system.
  4. Student enrollment certificate (“Immatrikulationsbescheinigung”).
  5. Written proof of German language proficiency (DSH 2 or Level B2).
  6. Work samples for applicants to the program “Medienvielfalt Anders.”
  7. Third-party reference on social commitment (1-2 pages).
  8. Expert reference from a university or college lecturer (1-2 pages).
  9. The document provides information on residence permits for refugees.

How to Apply?

Applicants should apply online. Any other forms of application will not be considered.  The application will be opened six weeks before March 1 or September 1.

  1. Registration online (using the apply now button on this webpage) and uploading all documents
  2. Interview with your liaison lecturer ( usually at your university or near your home.
    (telephone interviews may also be held).
  3. Attendance at a selection workshop in Berlin consisting of a one-to-one interview and a group


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PhD form and Information     |   Undergraduate Guidelines 



For more details, please visit the Heinrich Böll Foundation website.


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