German universities offer scholarship opportunities for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. Two notable scholarships are the Heinrich Scholarship, which is jointly funded by the DAAD and Heinrich Boll Foundation, and the DAAD Scholarship, which is funded by the German government.
The Heinrich Boll Foundation announces 1,400 scholarships each year that are available to students from around the world in any subject. This prestigious German scholarship is highly regarded, and applicants from all corners of the globe are eligible to apply for it.
To apply for this scholarship program, the application process is fully online. It presents an excellent opportunity to pursue your studies or research in Germany with internationally recognized faculty and researchers.
- Scholarship Country: Germany
- Funded by: DAAD & Heinrich Boll Foundation
- Degree Level: Undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral
- Eligible Countries: Domestic & International Students
- Program Duration: 4 years for Undergraduate studies, 2 years for Master’s program, 4 years for Ph.D.
Type of Scholarships
Two types of Scholarships are as follows.
- Study Scholarship (Undergraduate, Master)
- Promotion Scholarship (Doctoral)
Degree Level for Master’s
- For German or Foreign Students studying in Germany: Bachelor
- European or Not Educated in Germany: Master’s Degree Only
- Non-European or Students Not educated in Germany: Master’s Degree Only
No. of Scholarships
More than 1,000 scholarships will be offered to international students and German students from all over the world to study in Germany.
- Basic expenses covered for scholarship recipients
- For Germans/International students educated in Germany and EU nationals/Students not educated in Germany:
- Ph.D.: €1350 monthly stipend, €100 monthly research allowance
- Undergraduate and Master: a maximum monthly stipend of €649, €300 book allowance
- For Non-EU nationals/Students not educated in Germany:
- Ph.D. students: €1,200 monthly stipend, €100 mobility allowance per month, plus individual allowances
- Undergraduate and Graduate students: €85
- Funding available for a research stay abroad:
- Germans/International students studying in Germany and EU nationals/Students not educated in Germany: additional funding available for scholarship holders
- Non-EU nationals/Students not studying in Germany: funding available for limited periods spent abroad
- Funding for tuition fees:
- Germans/International students studying in Germany and EU nationals/Students not educated in Germany: not possible in Germany, possible to a limited extent in other countries for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Ph.D. students
- Non-EU nationals/Students not studied in Germany:
- Ph.D. students: not possible
- Bachelor and Master studies: funding is available for tuition fees but in certain cases only.
List of Required Documents for Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarship 2023.
- Application Form
- University Entrance Qualification
- List of Study Certificates (if applicable)
- Registration/Enrollment certificate
- Proof of German language proficiency (DSH 2 or Level B2 Minimum)
- Third-party reference on the social commitment
- Reference from a university or college lecturer
- Certified copy of the first-degree certificate (for foreign master’s degree applicants)
Stages Involved in Applying for Heinrich Böll International Scholarships:
- Submit admission forms online
- Interview with a Liaison Lecturer (conducted via Skype or a similar platform)
- Participation in a selection workshop in Berlin, which includes a one-to-one meeting and group discussion
- No age limit for this opportunity.
How to Apply:
To apply for the Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarship 2023, you must complete an online application form and submit the required documents. It is important to note that the application portal will be available approximately 6 weeks before the application deadline.
The last date to Apply for the Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarship 2023 for International Students as well as for German Students is 1st September 2023.