The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation Scholarships are fully funded. Undergraduate and graduate studies in Germany are eligible for this award. This scholarship will pay for a basic monthly stipend of up to 850 euros, health insurance costs, and, if necessary, family and child allowances.
The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships are given to up to 40 outstanding students and include a thorough seminar program to help candidates improve their social and intellectual skills. Any student who demonstrates exceptional academic ability or excellence desires to study in Germany, and is committed to the social democratic ideals is eligible to apply.
Brief Description of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships
Scholarship Location: Germany
Scholarship Host: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation
Course/Level of Study: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Diploma. A lot of courses are supported, but not pure study abroad programs outside the EU
Number of Scholarships: Up to 40
Eligible Individual/Countries: Gifted students from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe
Worth of Scholarship: The following advantages are offered to recipients of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Scholarships:
- In a Bachelor’s, Diploma, Magister, or state examination program, a monthly stipend of EUR 750 is provided.
- Eight hundred fifty euros per month in a master’s program stipend.
- Health insurance premiums are covered, and students with children are given a family stipend of EUR 276.
- There is no need to pay back the scholarship.
- Masters: April 30, Annually for the summer semester / October 31, annually for the winter semester
- Bachelor / Diploma / Magister students aiming for a state examination: After the 1st semester and later. up to 3 semesters before the end of the standard period of study
- Medical students: After the 4th semester or after the physics until the end of the 6th semester
- Ph.D. students: At any time
Eligibility Criteria for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships
To be eligible for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- The English Language is the required language
- The candidates’ abilities and personalities offer 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 dem 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
- Desire for knowledge
- Openness and tolerance
- Team orientation
- Critical ability
Method of Application
To apply for this scholarship, please follow the instructions below:
- Just complete the online application. No further paperwork is needed; we will ask you a few questions about your professional and family history. You can contact one of our around 480 liaison professors if you have questions or need to consult us before submitting your application. (Note: Be sure to double-check the dates and deadlines!) Click here to download a sample.
- Sample application form for basic funding for first-year students (not for master’s students)
- Sample application form for basic funding for Germans, foreigners with education, and refugees
- Sample application form for basic funding for foreigners
- Sample application form for doctoral funding for Germans, foreigners with education, and refugees
- Sample application form for doctoral funding for foreigners
- If you are approved for a scholarship, we will request you to send two expert reports from university professors via email, together with details about your prior education and political engagement. First-year students (as opposed to master’s students) turn in two reports from previous professors throughout their first semester.You have three weeks to upload the papers 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 the necessary paperwork as well as guidelines for creating expert reports:
- First-year students (not Master’s students): information sheet for applications Basic funding for first-year students at the beginning of the 1st university semester (Germans, foreigners with education, and refugees); Reports from high school teachers or vocational school teachers
- Basic funding: information sheet for applications for basic funding (Germans, international students with education, and refugees who are not new students or residents and foreigners after the 1st semester) Reports from university professors
- Doctoral funding: information sheet for applications for doctoral funding (German and international students as well as foreigners); Expert opinion from the supervisor of your dissertation as well as a further expert opinion from a second university professor
- We want to get to know you more if your application is shortlisted. Two meetings have been scheduled for you: one with a liaison professor from your department and the other with a member of our selection committee. Here are some hints for getting ready for the interviews.
- The selection committee makes the ultimate decision about admission to one of our programs. The committee holds several meetings each year.
For more information and how to apply, visit the official website below: