The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for young talents intending to advance their career and educational development. Both German and overseas international students are eligible to apply for Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D program in any university or a technical college in Germany.

Level of Scholarship

Fully funded

Host Country

Host Institutions

Germany Universities including Technical colleges

Level and Course of Study

Masters, PhD, Bachelor
All Subjects

Target Countries:
International Students

Both international and overseas students are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Value:
Scholars receive up to €744 per month. In addition, there is a 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 – through 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.

Application Process

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

PhD funding applicants must have

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

Applicants for basic Bachelors and Masters degree courses must have the following:

  • Confirmation of study place or certificate of enrollment 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.

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. 

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