The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to international students/non-EU nationals who wish to pursue a Masters or PhD Degree in Germany.
The scholarships are awarded for all subjects. Having in the past awarded scholarships mainly to students of the humanities, social sciences, art, and culture, the Foundation is now, in addition, particularly interested in students of economics, law, engineering, science, mathematics, and journalism.
Number of Scholarships
The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards around 950 scholarships a year divided among Germans and international students. About 5/6 of them go to undergraduates and graduates and 1/6 to PhD students.
The scholarship program allots scholarships to both international students and Germans. The foundation especially supports young people from countries in the South as well as from Eastern Europe. The foundation also especially supports young women in those subjects where, to date, they have been under-represented.
€750 per month for Masters students and €1000 per month for PhD students.
The following general requirements apply to international student/non-EU applicants who wish to study in Germany:
The following requirements apply to international PhD-students from outside the EU:
Applications must be made in German language. Application deadlines are normally twice a year: 1 March and 1 September. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for details on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website
Fax: 030/285 34-409
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 to 13:00 h