Do you want to continue your education in Germany? We have good news for you! The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarship is currently accepting applications. In this article, we’ll go into great detail regarding this scholarship program, its advantages, and how to apply.
The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation Scholarship 2024–2025 is fully funded. This scholarship is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate study in Germany. This scholarship will pay you a monthly basic stipend of up to 850 euros, health insurance expenses, and, if necessary, family and child allowances.
Up to 40 deserving students will be awarded this scholarship, which includes a thorough seminar program to help candidates improve their social and intellectual skills. If a student is committed to the ideals of social democracy, wishes to study in Germany, and demonstrates exceptional academic ability, they are eligible to apply.
- Level of Study: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Diploma
- Institution(s): Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
- Study in: Germany
- Opportunity Focus Areas: Numerous programs are funded, but not pure study abroad initiatives outside of the EU.
- Program Period: The maximum funding period is consistent with BAföG rules.
- Number of Scholarships: Up to 40
- Masters: October 31, 2023, for the winter semester and April 30, 2024, for the summer semester.
- Bachelor / Diploma / Magister students as well as students aiming for a state examination: later than the first semester. up to three semesters before the end of the typical study term
- Medical students: After the fourth semester or following physics until the end of the sixth semester,
- PhD candidates: At any time
The following advantages are offered to recipients of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Scholarships:
- A monthly stipend of EUR 750 in a program leading to a bachelor’s, diploma, master’s, or state examination
- 850 EUR monthly stipend for master’s students
- The cost of health insurance is covered, and students who have kids get a family stipend of EUR 276.
- There is no repayment of the scholarship.
Eligibility Criteria for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships
- Required Languages: English / German
- Eligible Countries: Talented students from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe are eligible.
- The aptitudes and personalities of the candidates provide tremendous potential for a career in academia or business.
- Enrollment or admission to a German state-funded or state-recognized higher education institution
- German language proficiency, even if the courses are taught in English. This entails passing at least level 2 of the “Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang,” level 4 of the “Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache,” or a “Zertifikat C 1” issued by a Goethe Institute.
- Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to social democratic principles.
- Above-average academic and study performance.
- We are seeking candidates with the following personality traits:
- Political thinking
- A desire for information
- Openness and tolerance
- Group orientation
- Crucial talent
How to Apply for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships?
To apply for this scholarship, please follow the instructions below:
- Complete the online application. There are no further documents needed; we will just ask you briefly about your work and family history. Contact one of our around 480 liaison professors if you have any questions or if you need to speak with us before submitting your application. Please double-check the dates and deadlines! Here is an example you can download:
- Example of a first-year student basic funding application (not for master’s students)
- Typical application for basic support for German citizens, educated immigrants, and refugees
- Example of a foreigner funding application form
- Sample doctoral funding application for Germans-educated foreigners and refugees
- Sample doctorate funding application for international students
- If you qualify for a scholarship, we will forward you more documentation that we need from you, including two expert reports from university professors as well as details about your prior education and political activism. First-year students (not master’s students) In their first semester, send in two reports from previous lecturers.You have three weeks to upload documents after we request them. If necessary, six weeks for the expert opinion following our consultation. While you wait for our response, we urge you to put the documents together.
The following PDF downloads contain a list of required documents as well as guidelines for creating expert reports:
- For first-year students (not master’s students): Information sheet for applications for basic financial aid for first-year university students (Germans, educated foreigners, and refugees) at the start of the first semester; reports from teachers at high schools or technical colleges
- Basic funding: application information (Germans, international students with academic credentials, refugees who are not first-time students or residents, and foreigners beyond the first semester). reports from lecturers at universities
- Doctoral funding: information document for doctoral funding applications (for German and international students as well as for foreigners); Your dissertation’s supervisor’s expert view, as well as a second expert opinion from a different university professor.
- If you are chosen for further consideration, we want to get to know you. A liaison professor from your department and a member of our selection committee will meet with you in separate meetings. Here are some hints for getting ready for the interviews.
- Admission to one of our programs is ultimately decided by the selection committee. The committee holds numerous annual meetings.