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Programme Description

Applicants come from countries in the Global South (Asia, Africa, Latin America), post-Soviet states as well as eastern and south-eastern European (EU) countries. 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 competences 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 861 EUR and costs for health insurance are funded. Students with a child receive a family allowance of 276 EUR. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

Target Group

particularly gifted students from countries in the Global South (Asia, Africa, Latin America), post-Soviet states as well as eastern and south-eastern European (EU) countries. 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.

Academic Requirements

  • admission to study or enrolment at a state or state-recognised higher education institution in Germany
  • sufficient knowledge of German, even if 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, a "Zertifikat C 1" by a Goethe Institute, the "Deutsche Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz" on level II or Telc C1 Hochschule

Number of Scholarships

up to 40 scholarships per year

Duration

maximum funding period corresponds to BAföG regulations

Scholarship Value

International students receive a monthly base amount of 861 EUR. In addition, costs for health insurance are funded and scholars with a child receive a family allowance of 276 EUR. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

Application Papers

All application forms and further information on the application procedure can be found here.

Application Deadline

Applications may be submitted at any time; there are, however, specific timelines which are detailed here.

Application Requirements

  • 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, even if 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, a "Zertifikat C 1" by a Goethe Institute, the "Deutsche Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz" on level II or Telc C1 Hochschule

Contact

Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Studienförderung
Godesberger Allee 149
53175 Bonn
Germany


Contact
Tel.: +49 228/883-9225
E-Mail: stipendien@fes.de

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