Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships at Germany Universities

International and German students are invited to apply for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships. The scholarships are for students who wish to undertake Bachelors, Masters or PhD studies in German universities or technical colleges. The Foundation supports young talents who want to advance their personal development and be among the best in their field. The Foundation is looking for individuals committed to socio-political goals.

Scholarship Details

  • Sponsor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
  • Level: Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degree
  • Course starts Winter 2020/Summer 2021
  • Eligible countries: International students from all over the world
  • Host Institution(s): German universities and technical colleges
  • Level/Field(s) of study: Bachelors, Masters or PhD degrees in any subject, except for courses here .
  • Number of Scholarships: Not specified
  • Deadline: 30 Nov 2020/31 May 2021 (Annual) for masters but PhD can apply at any time

Scholarship value

  • Scholars receive up to €744 per month.
  • monthly flat-rate study fee of €300 euros, which all scholars can freely use.
  • Depending on the applicant’s situation, scholars may also receive a contribution to health insurance of up to €71 and long-term care insurance of up to €15 per month.
  • Scholars with children can receive a family allowance of €155 euros per month. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.
  • The Foundation supports stays abroad during the funding period via subsidies for travel expenses, tuition fees and international health insurance, especially for study or research stays, language courses and internships of up to 12 months.


  • Applicants could be Germans, foreign students with education or those with refugee status.
  • Applicants should be individuals committed to society, for example, in active participation in the student council, youth work, participation in associations and NGOs or in political organizations that are appropriate to the tenets of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. 
  • Those who previously have been enrolled at a German university are ineligible.

Important applicant attributes for Selection process

  • socio-political engagement and identification with the values ​​of social democracy
    • above-average performance in school and studies
    • political thinking
    • thirst for knowledge
    • tolerance and openness
    • ability to work as a team
    • critical thinking
    • self-reflection

How to Apply

Basic Bachelors and Masters degree applicants

• Confirmation of study place or certificate of enrolment at a state or state-recognized German university or technical college for the course for which they want to be funded
• Foreign applicants must also demonstrate sufficient German language skills
• First-year students (Germans and foreign students with education) must apply before or at the beginning of the first semester.

PhD funding applicants

• Unconditional notification of admission to the doctoral scholarship
• Foreign applicants must also demonstrate sufficient German language skills

Application instructions:

To apply, you must fill up the online application form.   Eligible applicants will be requested to send additional documents by e-mail. 

For more information, visit Official website or click here for enquiry about your application


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