Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: 1 September 2011, 1 March 2012
Open to: undergraduate, graduate and PhD students from Germany, the EU and outside the EU
Scholarship: will be calculated on the same basis as BAföG, depending on your parent’s income and/or your own income and personal assets

Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD students

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and PhD students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen”). We expect our scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice

Eligibility

A) By 1 September 2011 (postmarked) applications can submitted by:

1. German students and students who have received their university entrance qualification from a German school (‘Bildungsinländer_innen’) and are pursuing their FIRST university degree

* all subjects; university, university of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschule”), or university of the arts (Kunsthochschule)
* degrees: Bachelor’s, Diploma or State Examination

• You can apply for a scholarship before your begin your studies or within the first three semesters (at the time of application).
• We especially encourage first-generation students, students with a migrant background and students at universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen”).

2. German students and students who have received their university entrance qualification from a German school (‘Bildungsinländer_innen’) and are studying a MINT subject (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, or technical subjects), especially with an environmental focus (e.g. climate studies, renewable energies etc.)

* all subjects; university or university of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschule”)
* degree: Master’s (you must already have obtained a first university degree)

• You can apply before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).

3. Students from the EU (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe)

* all subjects; university, university of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschule”), or university the arts (‘Kunsthochschule)
* degree: Master’s (you must already have obtained a first university degree)

• You can apply before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).
• Proficiency in German is a requirement.

4. Doctoral students from Germany or the EU (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe)

* all subjects

• Applicants must provide proof that they have been accepted as a doctoral student by a German institution of higher education.
• Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
• Proficiency in German is a requirement.

B) By 1 March 2012 (postmarked) applications can be submitted by:

1. German students and students who have received their university entrance qualification from a German school (‘Bildungsinländer_innen’) pursuing their FIRST university degree

* all subjects; university, university of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschule’), or university of the arts (‘Kunsthochschule’)
* degrees: Bachelor’s, Diploma or State Examination

• You can apply for a scholarship before you begin your studies or within the first three semesters (at the time of application).

2. German students and students who have received their university entrance qualification from a German school (‘Bildungsinländer_innen’) and are studying a MINT subject (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, or technical subjects), especially with an environmental focus (e.g. climate studies, renewable energies etc.)

* all subjects; university or university of applied sciences;
* degree: Master’s (you must already have obtained a first university degree)

• You can apply before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).

3. Students from the EU (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe)

* all subjects; university, university of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschule’), or university of the arts (‘Kunsthochschule’);
* degree: Master’s (you must already have obtained a first university degree)

• You can apply before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).
• Proficiency in German is a requirement.

4. Students from outside the EU (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe, CIS, Middle East, conflict regions around the globe)

* all subjects; university, university of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschule’), or university of the arts (‘Kunsthochschule’);
* degree: Master’s (you must already have obtained a first university degree)

• You can apply before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).
• Basic knowledge of German is a requirement (if a scholarship is granted, additional German courses can be financed).

5. Doctoral students coming from countries outside the EU wishing to do their PhD studies in Germany (regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe, CIS, Middle East, conflict regions around the globe)

* all subjects

• Applicants must provide proof that they have been accepted as a doctoral student by a German institution of higher education.
• Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
• Basic knowledge of German is a requirement (if a scholarship is granted, additional German courses can be financed).

Scholarship

The maintenance scholarships which are awarded to German citizens, EU citizens and students who have gained their university entrance qualifications from a German school will be calculated on the same basis as BAföG, depending on your parent’s income and/or your own income and personal assets.
Irrespective of this, an independent book grant of 150 € per month will be awarded to all successful applicants.

You are entitled to receiving a scholarship if you are enrolled at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education (university, college or equivalent) in Germany, Switzerland or in a member state of the EU.

Application Procedure

* for (under-)graduates
Please find further details here (PDF)
download application form (PDF) in German
* for PhD students
Please find further details here (PDF)
download application form (PDF) in German

Scholarship Department

Postal address

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Studienwerk
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin

E-Mail: studienwerk@boell.de
Fax: 030/285 34-409

The official webpage.