Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarships in Germany for International Students

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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Masters/PhD Scholarship Program for Foreign Students

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship Program is aimed at foreign students and doctoral candidates who have completed their studies in their home country and intend to pursue postgraduate studies or a doctorate at a German university.

Scholarship Details

  • Deadline: 15 July (annual)
  • Course starts: 2022
  • Fields of study: Masters or PhD Degree in any subject.
  • Host Institution(s): German Universities and Higher Education Institutions
  • Scholarship value/inclusions: The scholarship covers a monthly stipend of € 861 for graduates and € 1,200 for PhD students. The standard funding period is two years for graduates and three years for PhD scholars. Research stays in Germany are also funded for a minimum of three semesters.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have completed their university degree (bachelor studies are not supported)
  • Demonstrate above-average academic performance
  • Have a B2-level proficiency in German
  • Be actively engaged in voluntary work
  • Plan to study a minimum of four semesters at a German university
  • Possess a broad general education and interest in political issues
  • Have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights
  • Be open to developing their personal points of view and practicing tolerance
  • Be highly motivated and able to convince the selection committee of their goals in life

Application Process

There are two ways to apply for the scholarship:

  • Apply for a scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung abroad at the respective foreign office where there are planned selection conferences. If you are living in a country or region close to these cities, you may send your written application directly to the responsible KAS office.
  • Apply online directly to the Foundation before 15 July (12:00) of the respective year.

It is important to visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Target Countries and Regions

Each year, new focus countries or regions are determined in the selection procedures. In 2020, the focus regions will be Central Europe, Southeast Asia, Near East, and Western Africa. Students living in countries that are not listed cannot apply for the international selection procedure in 2020.



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