Heinrich Böll Foundation International Scholarships 2017 to Study in Germany

Heinrich Böll Foundation International Scholarships 2017 to Study in Germany

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Applications  are now open for the 2017 Batch of the 2016 Heinrich Böll Foundation International Scholarships. The scholarship department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students from inside and outside Germany.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,200 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 (‘Kunst-/Musikhochschulen’).

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.

Selection Process

The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s selection procedure for scholarship applicants consists of three stages:

  1. Submission of written application documents, including a personal reference on your social commitment and an expert reference from a university lecturer or, in the case of school leavers, a schoolteacher. The expert reference, preferably in a sealed envelope, may be submitted with the applications or submitted separately by the referee.
  2. An interview with a liaison lecturer, usually held at your university or near where you live (telephone interviews may also be held).
  3. Attendance at a selection workshop in Berlin consisting of a one-to-one interview and a group discussion. At each stage only a small group is selected for the next stage. You will be informed in writing of the decision reached at each stage of the selection procedure.


How to Apply

For eligibility and details on application, consult the following information sheets


Student scholarship:

Doctoral scholarship:

Application Process

  1. Check if you are among the special focus groups in this application round
  2. Gather information on the application process and the requested documents
  3. Register for the online application portal
  4. Provide the requested information in the Online Application Portal
  5. After uploading all of your documents, submit your application before the end of the application deadline.

For more information, visit Heinrich Böll Foundation.