Heinrich Böll Foundation Grants Scholarships

Heinrich Böll Foundation Grants Scholarships 2023/2024(Undergraduates, Graduates, and Doctoral Students) How to Apply

Heinrich Böll Foundation Grants Scholarships 2023/2024| The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1400 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunst-/Musikhochschulen’). Read Through.

Mission Statement: Promotion of Young Talent:

  • We regard the promotion of young talent as a contribution to nurturing democratic culture.
  • Our scholarship policy combines the principle of high achievement with that of equal opportunities. This is expressed particularly in our promotion of previously under-represented target groups.
  • We accord special importance to gender-democratic and intercultural issues as part of our non-material promotion. Attention to and respect for diversity are constitutive elements of our promotion practice.
  • Our forms of promotion are both material (scholarships, book grants, foreign study grants) and non-material (supporting programme, networking, advice).
  • Our promotion is committed to the idea of sustainability. One of the focal points of the supporting programme is education for sustainable development. For our doctoral scholarships, projects in transformation and sustainability research are particularly welcomed.
  • We support young people in their personal development, promote the acquisition of cross-disciplinary skills, and encourage interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialogue.
  • We create forums for debate and collaboration between students, newly qualified academics, former scholarship recipients, established researchers and Green politicians. We promote the formation of Green networks on a national, European and international level.
  • We emphasise the spirit of participation and promote our scholarship recipients’ sense of initiative, responsibility, and participation in decision-making. We expect work with our scholarship recipients to be constructive, solution-oriented and goal-oriented, and we encourage a culture of communication that contributes to this objective.

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Heinrich Böll Foundation Grants Scholarships 2023/2024(Undergraduates, Graduates, and Doctoral Students):

We expect our scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.

Please note: The Heinrich Böll Foundation only accept online applications; written proof of German language proficiency (Minimum requirement: „Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang“ Level DSH 2 or „TestDaF“ Level B2) necessary.

Selection Criteria

The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s selection procedure for scholarship applicants consists of three stages:
– Submission of written application documents, including a personal reference on your social commitment and an expert reference from a university lecturer or, in the case of new students – a schoolteacher. The expert reference, preferably in a sealed envelope, may be submitted with the applications or submitted separately by the referee.
– An interview with a liaison lecturer, usually held at your university or near where you live
(telephone interviews may also be held).
– Attendance at a selection workshop in Berlin consisting of a one-to-one interview and a group discussion.
At each stage only a small group is selected for the next stage. You will be informed in writing of the decision reached at each stage of the selection procedure.

How To Apply:

1. Gather information on the application process and the requested documents
2. Register for the online application portal
3. Provide the requested information in the Online Application Portal
4. After uploading all of your documents, submit your application before the end of the application deadline

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Application Deadline: September 1st, 2022

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