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Programme Description

The RLF is a political educational organisation closely affiliated with DIE LINKE (The Left Party) which awards scholarships to international students planning to obtain a doctorate or carry out a doctoral research stay in Germany. The sponsorship is based upon the Foundation's political values: social justice and solidarity in particular.

Target Group

particularly gifted international doctoral candidates from any discipline (except for medical disciplines) and type of higher-education institution with a promising topic for a doctoral thesis who can identify with and are committed to the democratic socialism and its values

Academic Requirements

  • admission to a doctoral programme at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany, an EU-member state or Switzerland
  • proof of proficiency in German at a B 2 level


two years with the option to extend the period twice for six months for academic or technical reasons, and up to another year due to illness, disability or parental leave

Scholarship Value

  • Doctoral candidates receive a grant of EUR 1,200 each month plus a mobility allowance of EUR 100 and a lump sum of EUR 20 as an additional benefit.

Application Papers

Further information on the application procedure can be found here

Application Deadline

1 April and 1 October of each year

Application Requirements

  • enrolment at a state or state-recognised higher-education institution in Germany, an EU-member state or Switzerland
  • supervision by a university teacher in Germany
  • very good graduate degree
  • social engagement in line with the values of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
  • proficiency in German at a B 2 level at least (proof required)


Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Franz-Mehring-Platz 1
10243 Berlin

Tel.: 030/44310-223
Fax: 030/44310-222