Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships, Germany

Deadline: 1 March 2013
Open to: German/EU nationals and non-EU nationals not educated in Germany
Scholarship: BA/MA: €597-€750/month plus other allowances; PhD: €1000-€1050

Description

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral 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’) in Germany. They expect their 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.

The scholarship amount varies and may include family and/or childcare allowance, health insurance or similar. For undergraduate and graduate students who are German/EU nationals or those educated in Germany, the amount varies according to parental income or own assets or earnings: max. €597 plus €150 book money per month. For non-EU nationals and students not educated in Germany, the amount is €750 per month, plus € 100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances.

At the doctoral level, German/EU nationals or those educated in Germany receive €1,050 per month basic scholarship plus €100 per month research costs allowance. For non-EU nationals and students not educated in Germany, the amount is €1,000 per month, plus € 100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances.

Read more about the mission statement of the Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships HERE.

Eligibility

Students of all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST university degree and who gained their university entrance qualification from a German school (‘Bildungsinländer/innen‘).

Bachelors student scholarship – general: Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters. Special (but not exclusive) focus groups are:

  • First-generation students, students with a migrant background, or students from universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’).
  • Students in MINT study programmes (mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, or technical subjects), especially with an environmental focus (e.g. environmental studies, climate studies, renewable energies etc.).

BA Student scholarship – journalism programme „Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus“: Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters. The programme is aimed at students with a migrant background who want to become journalists. Funding is not limited to students in a journalism studies programme.

International students of all subjects in a MASTER’S programme, who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany and who would like to study in Germany

  • Special (but not exclusive) focus regions are: Central/Eastern Europe, EU neighbourhood/CIS; Middle East/Northern Africa; transition and newly industrialised countries as well as conflict regions worldwide.
  • Applications are possible before you begin your Master’s programme or within the first semester (at the time of application).
  • Applicants must have already obtained a first university degree.
  • Good or very good knowledge of German is a requirement. The selection workshops are generally held in German (if a scholarship is granted, additional German language courses can be financed).

Applicants for a doctoral scholarship (PhD)

1. Doctoral students of all subjects who gained their university entrance qualification in Germany and who wish to do their doctoral studies in Germany:

  • Applicants must provide proof that they have been accepted as a doctoral student by an institution of higher education in Germany or an EU country.
  • Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

2. Doctoral scholarships: Focus programme “Transformation Research”

3. International doctoral students of all subjects who gained their university entrance qualification outside of Germany and who wish to do their doctoral studies in Germany:

  • Special (but not exclusive) focus regions are: Central/Eastern Europe, EU neighbourhood/CIS; Middle East/Northern Africa; transition and newly industrialised countries as well as conflict regions worldwide.
  • 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.
  • Good or very good knowledge of German is a requirement. The selection workshops are generally held in German (if a scholarship is granted, additional German language courses can be financed).

Application

By 1 March 2013 applications can be handed in by first registering at the online application portal HERE and then uploading the required documents listed on the  info sheet for the student scholarship HERE or for the doctoral scholarship HERE.

For inquiries and further questions, please contact Bärbel Karger at [email protected] or by phone on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm at +49 (0)30 / 28534-400.

For more information, please carefully read the info sheets linked above and the official website HERE.

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  1. Wow We were there on Aug 17 th. & had to wait quite awhile to be steaed but that gave us a chance to taste some of your beers! Great choices & we loved the Weihenstephan Hefe, it was the best of the best!!!(How about a tray of small beer samplers on your menu)We looked over your menu on line and made our choices even before we arrived. Big shocker didn’t know that this was your soft opening and you had a limited menu!Can’t wait until your GRAND opening when the full menu will be available!! You and your staff were very friendly and you did a great job decorating ..Loved the Bavarian Combo Plate AppetizerThe Bratwurst & Bockwurst were delicious & offering 2 toppings each was a good move.Tried the Munich Chicken Cordon Bleu, also great. Ahhh and the Potato Pancakes, prepared & seasoned perfectly!!!Totally enjoyed your Apple Struedel A La Mode & German Pancake Crepe w/vanilla ice cream desserts.Again, please let me know when your full menu will be available ..Then we will be back again and again!!Good Luck, I know you’ll be around for a long time!!!!See you all Soooooooooooon.Donna

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