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Sunday, April 8, 2012

1000 Scholarships for Developing Countries | Germany

Overview

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’). 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.


Next Application Deadlines
By 1 September 2012 applications can be handed in by:
A. Applicants for a student scholarship
Students of all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST university degree and who gained their university entrance qualification from a German school (‚Bildungsinländer_innen‘)
1. 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.).
  • Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters.


B. 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"
  • Doctoral students from Germany and abroad who would like to apply for the focus programme"Transformation Research".
  • Formal requirements like in paragraph B.1 or D.1.


By 1 March 2013 applications can be handed in by:
C. Applicants for a student scholarship
1. Students of all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST university degree and who gained their university entrance qualification from a German school (‘Bildungsinländer_innen‘)
1.1. 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.).
  • Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters.

2. 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).

D. Applicants for a doctoral scholarship (PhD)
1. 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).
2. Doctoral scholarships: Focus programme "Transformation Research"
  • Doctoral students from Germany and abroad who would like to apply for the focus programme"Transformation Research".
  • Formal requirements like in paragraph B.1 or D.1.


How to APPLY
for (under-)graduates
for PhD students

Scholarship Department   
Postal address:
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Studienwerk
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin
Germany

Contact: Bärbel Karger
E-Mail: studienwerk@boell.de
Tel.:             +49 (0)30 / 28534-400 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +49 (0)30 / 28534-400      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 285 34-409  

Office hours:   
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

http://www.boell.de/scholarships/scholarships.html




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