Apply now to study and research at universities in Germany as a masters student/graduate without worrying about the cost in the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship for foreigners .
If you’re selected, you get access to a scholarship program that consists of financial assistance, personal guidance, a wide seminar program, and access to the worldwide KAS-network.
Read on for details on eligibility, how to apply and deadline
Application Deadline: July 15, 2020
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Successful candidates who are awarded the scholarship receive :
- Financial assistance (The duration and level of funding varies for different types of studies)
- Monthly Stipend and multiple subsidies that include health care insurance and family allowance (subject to terms and conditions).
- Financial assistance for a research stay abroad for Ph.D. scholars (on application)
- Access to a broad seminar program, ideational support, and an active network.
- Mentoring and personal guidance by staffs and representatives at the universities
- Training and coaching seminars to strengthen their soft skills and to facilitate the transition from studying to professional life.
- Opportunity to study in a beautiful city with an excellent standard of living
- Access to a local university group and the Buddy-Program
- Connection with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung local university group during the settling in period.
- Access to a network of former scholars
- Long-lasting contact with the alumni even after the study program ends.
This scholarship scheme is for International students and graduates:
- With a university degree
- Who seek to complete postgraduate/ masters/ doctoral studies or a research stay of at least three semesters at a university in Germany. Bachelor studies are not included.
- prove above-average academic performance,
- be no older than 30 when applying,
- have good knowledge of the German language (B2-level),
- be actively engaged in voluntary work,
- plan to study a minimum of three semesters at a university in Germany,
- possess a broad general education and distinct interest in political issues,
- have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights,
- be open to developing their personal points of view and practice tolerance,
- be highly motivated and able to convince us of their goals in life.
- Students in Medicine or Pharmacy can only apply after having completed their intermediate exam in Germany or when having achieved a comparable stage of their studies.
- Human or dental medicine specialist training or postgraduate research stays in Germany cannot be supported.
- Individuals who already have a doctorate are not eligible for this scholarship.
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here are 2 application methods for this scholarship program.
First Application Method
- The program has focus regions and for 2020: Central Europe, Southeast Asia, Near East, and Western Africa are selected. Interviews will be conducted in Budapest, Seoul, Amman, and a capital city in a West African country (yet to be determined).
- Applicants living in a country or region close to these cities may send their written application directly to the responsible KAS office
- Check their websites for the exact procedure and addressee. Students living in countries that are not listed cannot apply for the international selection procedure in 2020
Second Application Method
If you are already living or studying in Germany, you can apply for this scholarship via the domestic selection program using the online procedure.
- Documents sent by mail will not be considered.
- Fill out the application form online and upload all required application documents.
If you are applying for an MA-Scholarship, download and fill out the application form and attach the following documents
- A meaningful CV in tabular form including details about your previous voluntary work or social commitment.
- Motivation letter.
- Copies of your examination certificates in German translation if the originals are not in English.
- Copies of your studies performance record if you have been studying at a University in Germany.
- Proof of German language skills (B 2).
- An informal academic letter of recommendation: This letter should provide information about your academic qualifications and potential; it should not be older than two months. The author has to be a university professor or teacher holding a doctoral degree.
- An informal letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality: This letter should focus on your personality and interests as well as on your understanding of values and your social commitment. The author cannot be the same as the one providing the academic letter of recommendation.
- Certificate of admission or matriculation from your university in Germany.
- A photo.
If you are applying for a PhD-Scholarship, please add the following documents:
- A detailed description of your doctoral thesis: This exposé, written in German or English (4-5 pages), should outline the central research question of your proposed project, its scientific relevance, your theoretical approach, and the motives behind your choice of the research subject. It should also contain a work and time schedule and a bibliography.
- A second academic letter of recommendation: This second letter should be written by the supervisor of your doctoral thesis, providing you already have one. It replaces the letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality
Apply on the Campus KAS Portal and upload the requested documents there
About the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship Program
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation, inspired by Christian democratic values, committed to fostering democracy and the rule of law, to implementing social and market-economic structures and to promoting human rights in Europe and worldwide.
The Foundation actively promotes intercultural dialogues, the formation of international networks as well as the internationalization of universities and science by awarding scholarships to international master students and graduates.