February 9, 2010

Heinrich Boell Scholarships

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards scholarships to German and foreign students in keeping with the guidelines provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).

Deadline: 01/03/2010
Open to: students who are enrolled at state-recognized institution of higher education in Germany
Funding/scholarship: depends on income and personal assets
Eligibilty: the scholarship is awarded to German and foreign students ( from EU and non-EU countries).

Students, who did not gained their university entrance qualifications from a German school must be already enrolled at a state-recognized university or college (e.g. Fachhochschule) in Germany.

Three stages are involved when the Heinrich Böll Foundation selects applicants for its scholarships:
Stage 1: Submitting written application
Stage 2: Interview with a liaison lecturer
Stage 3: Selection workshop

Application process

The application documents include:
1. Application form
2. Letter of motivation (1 page)
3. Curriculum Vitae in tabular form (1 page)
4. Description of your previous studies, or school development and study plans in the case of school graduates (1 page)
5. Personal reference from a third party on your socio-political involvement
6. Expert reference from a university or college lecturer or a school teacher for school graduates
7. Copies of school graduation certificates/qualification for university entrance
8. Copy of intermediate exam certificate and/or the first degree certificate, if already issued
9. Proof of current college or university enrolment
10. For foreign applicants: proof of German language skills e.g Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), TestDaF, Goethe Institute certificates, or similar)

The documents should all be written in German ( apart from personal reference and expert reference)

The three sets of the application documents need to by sent by 1 March, 2010 to:
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.
Studienwerk – Scholarship Department
Schumannstr. 8
10117 Berlin

If you have any more queries please contact: studienwerk@boell.de.

See more detailed info about application here.

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