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Scholarships offered by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung makes available scholarships to both Germans and overseas international students who wish to undertake Bachelors's, Masters or Ph.D. studies in German universities or technical colleges. Studies could be in any subject. 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.

    Target group:

    International students from all over the world. The Foundation particularly supports students with limited financial opportunities or who come from families with a migration background.

    Applicants could be Germans, foreign students with the 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.

    Applicants should possess:

    • sociopolitical 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

    To apply, you must fill up the online application form.  If you are eligible for a scholarship, the Foundation will request additional documents from you by e-mail. The application deadline for Masters degree scholarships for international students is 30 November 2020 for the Winter semester and 31 May 2021 for the Summer semester. Ph.D. candidates can apply at any time. For all other students please see the official website (link found below) for application deadlines.

    Visit the official scholarship site

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