[Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Scholarship for International Students]

We would like to inform you about Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Scholarship for International Students in Germany.

Target Group

particularly gifted students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The candidates' aptitudes and personalities show excellent promise for an academic or professional career. Moreover, candidates are expected to show commitment to the values of social democracy.

Academic Requirements

admission to study or enrolment at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany

sufficient knowledge of German, although the courses are held in English. This means a 'Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang' of at least DSH level 2, a 'Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache' of at least level 4 or a 'Zertifikat C 1' by a Goethe Institute

Number of Scholarships

up to 40 scholarships per year


maximum funding period corresponds to BAföG regulations

Scholarship Value

International students receive a monthly base amount of EUR 750 in a Bachelor’s, Diplom, Magister or state examination programme or EUR 850 in a Master’s course. In addition, costs for health insurance are funded and scholars with a child receive a family allowance of EUR 276. The scholarship does not have to be repaid.

Application Papers

all application forms and further information on the application procedure


Application Deadline

Applications may be submitted at any time; there are, however, specific timelines which are detailed