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1,000 Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students in Germany – Undergraduate, Masters & PhD


Approximately 1, 000 Heinrich Böll Foundation International Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD Students to study at Universities in Germany.

Application Deadlines:

  •  1st March 2020
  • 1st September 2020

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, or Universities of the Arts in Germany

Accepted Subject Areas: Any subject area is applicable

About Scholarship: 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.

The special focus regions for international students are Central and Eastern Europe; EU neighborhood countries and the CIS; the Middle East and North Africa; transition and newly industrialized countries; and conflict regions worldwide.

Selection Criteria: Scholarship recipients are expected 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: The following general requirements apply to international student applicants (except EU citizens) who wish to study in Germany:

  • You must be enrolled at a state-recognized university or college (e.g. Fachhochschule) in Germany at the time the scholarship payments begin.
  • You should provide proof that you have already graduated with an initial professional qualification. This programme mainly supports students aiming for a Masters degree.
  • You need a good knowledge of German, and require you provide proof of your proficiency. Please note that the selection workshop (interviews, group discussions) will normally be in German. Exceptions (interview in English) are, however, possible.
  • Unfortunately, the current guidelines specify that the foundation cannot support foreign scholarship holders for stays abroad in third countries for more than four weeks.
  • You should definitely apply for a scholarship before the start of your studies, in order to ensure long-term support and cooperation.
  • The Heinrich Böll Foundation cannot award you a scholarship, if you are studying for a one-year Masters degree and were not previously supported by the foundation.
  • Applications are possible before you begin your study programme or within the first three semesters.
  • 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 (for doctoral scholarship).

Number of Scholarships: Approximately 1000

Duration of Scholarship: Scholarship will be offered for the duration of the undergraduate, Masters or Doctoral programme

How to Apply: The application form will be completed online; additional application documents will be submitted as PDF.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for Details 

  1. Onek Keneth says


    Thank you very much for the programme. I am a 24 year old male Ugandan, diploma holder in Horticulture Production and Management from Bukalasa Agricultural College in 2009.

    I belief that this Heinrich Boll Scholarship will be my answer to apply for the scholarship to pursue my Bachelor degree in Agriculture and Food.

    I am from a disaster area of northern Uganda .

    May Almighty God bless the Foundation.

  2. Ambrose Simiyu Nyukuri says

    Hello friends,

    My names are Ambrose NaziYesu.

    I believe in the German dream, organization, technology, infrastructure, culture and governance.I love Germany. I love its Ideals. I believe in its people's ability to bring change to the world, simply by their resiliency of the past.
    To learn these ways even better, I have to be in Germany and nowhere else. I need a scholarship. I have a bachelors degree in interior design, though my passion is in world governance. I am an exceedingly intelligent Fella with uncanny abilities that qualify me for every task that the globe professes.

  3. Joshua jide says

    Helo, I am a nigeria,from enugu area. i thanks the heinrich boll scholarship for international students,it will be a dream if i am opportunity to study in german,i love them,language,culture,lifestyle and their ability toward mechanism of materials.

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  6. Mary Kunihira says

    I would like your University to help me and accept me to persue a distance Degree Undergraduaate Scholarship in Tanzania.2014

  7. tharheer says

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  9. Bogale Adera says

    My name is Bogale Adera and my email is [email protected]!I am undergraduate on a way to be MD(medical doctor)left only with one year.Germany is relatively developed country with good availability of all equipments.I like Germany and by any means I want to specialize & work there!thank you very much!

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