Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships

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Дедлайн: 01.03.2016

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The scholarship department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students from inside and outside Germany.

We hold the application process twice a year. The application deadline is 1 March and 1 September. Please note: We only accept online applications. The application portal will be opened about 6 weeks before the application deadline.

For details of application requirements, procedures and specific groups see application process spring 2016.

By March 1, 2016 interested candidates can apply for:

  1. undergraduate scholarship for German and German-educated applicants  (Bildungsinländer/innen) from universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen)
  2. undergraduate scholarship for German and German-educated applicants  (Bildungsinländer/innen) scholarships from universities and  universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen) for the journalism programme "Medienvielfalt, anders“
  3. graduate scholarships for international students
  4. doctoral scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen) and for international students
  5. doctoral scholarships in the focus programme “Transformation Research” for German and for international students
  6. undergraduate and graduate scholarships for refugees who are studying, or wish to study in Germany at any kind of university and regardless of their number of semester


For details of application requirements and procedures, please consult information sheet A 1-1 (“scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate students”, PDF) or A 2-1 (“scholarship application for doctoral studies”). These give important information on the formalities of your application and on preconditions and criteria.

The online application portal opens on January 26, 2016 and closes on March 2, 2016 at the latest.

Please use only Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the application form. This also applies to the expert reports.  

Please notice that the length of your application is restricted by the space provided in the application form. This also applies to the expert reports.

To avoid system overload, please do not wait until deadline day to submit your application. You can send off your application as soon as you have all your documentation ready.

By the application deadline of  March 1, we must have received all documentation in full, including the expert reports and references. Only then will the application be considered complete and will processing begin. Please note that incomplete applications cannot be processed. If we have not received all the required documentation in full by March 1, we will inform you of this and refer you to the next application deadline.

At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a student or doctoral student by a state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany. The applicant has to be accepted by a state-recognised institution at the latest by the beginning of the scholarship.

UNDERGRADUATED GENERAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GERMAN AND GERMAN-EDUCATED APPLICANTS

We aim at expanding the number of scholarships provided to students from universities of applied sciences. For the application process spring 2016 we therefore accept only applicants from universities of applied sciences.

Applications from students from other universities are only accepted for the journalism programme “Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus”.

The next application deadline for German and German-educated students from all universities is September 1, 2016.

TARGET GROUPS:

  • Special (but not exclusive) target groups are: first-generation students, women, members of ethnic minorities
  • Our scholarship programme also focuses (but not exclusively) on certain subjects: especially the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), particularly with a focus on environmental science (e.g. environmental protection, renewable energies, climate, etc.); economic and legal studies; journalism; and art studies.

Masters students cannot apply, because we aim to support students over the longer term. However, Bachelors students who have been awarded support may receive further support for a Masters course.
 

FORMAL PREREQUISITES:
I. Undergraduate scholarships for applicants from universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen)

  • General student scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen (1)):
  • Students in all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST DEGREE (Bachelor, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification (2) in Germany and are enrolled or will be enrolled at  university of applied science (Fachhochschule).
  • You may apply before beginning your first degree (Bachelor, Diplom) or at any time up to the end of your third “Fachsemester”.


II. Undergraduate student scholarship – journalism: “Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus”

  • General student scholarships for German and German-educated applicants (Bildungsinländer/innen (1))
  • Students in all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST DEGREE (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification (2) in Germany and are enrolled or will be enrolled at university of applied science (Fachhochschule) or university
  • This programme is aimed at German or German-educated students with a migration background who wish to become journalists. Funding is not limited to students following journalism studies programmes.
  • You may apply before beginning your first degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) or at any time up to the end of your third “Fachsemester”.

GRADUATED STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
III. International students on a MASTERS course in any subject who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen) and are studying, or wish to study, in Germany at university of applied science (Fachhochschule) or university

  • You may apply before beginning your Masters programme or at any time up to the end of the first semester of the Masters programme.
  • Special focus regions are: central and eastern Europe, the EU’s neighbouring states and the CIS, the Middle East and North Africa (especially Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel), transition and newly industrialised countries, and conflict regions worldwide.
  • Applicants must have completed a first degree.
  • Good or very good knowledge of German (at least B2 Level) is required; please supply documentary evidence. The selection workshops are generally held in German. If a scholarship is granted, intensive German courses may be funded.


DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP (PHD)

IV. Application of Doctoral students – formal application rules

IV. 1. Doctoral students in all subjects who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany (Germans nationals and Bildungsinländer/innen):

  • At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany or another EU country.
  • Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

IV. 2.   International doctoral students in all subjects, who earned the university entrance qualification outside Germany, and who are pursuing, or wish to pursue, doctoral studies in Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen):

  • At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state-recognised German institution of higher education.
  • Preference will be given to dissertation projects related to the working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

V. Doctoral scholarships in the focus programme “Transformation Research” for German and for international students

  • At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany or another EU country.

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

Contact:
Bärbel Karger
Email: studienwerk@boell.de
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 28534-400
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 28534-409  

Office hours for telephone enquiries:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays