Heinrich Boll Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD Students

Awarded by : Heinrich Boll Foundation

Updated on Jan 28, 2022
Amrita Kaur

University Research Analyst

Heinrich Boll Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD Students

  • Applicable for

    All universities in Germany

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 1,99,734/-

  • No. of students to be awarded

    Varies

  • Course Level

    Masters

  • Intake year

    Sep 2022

  • Final application deadline

    01 Mar 2022

  • Type of scholarships

    Merit

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Scholarship Overview

  • The scholarship department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to graduates, and doctoral students from outside Germany. An application for a scholarship for an undergraduate degree is not possible
  • The foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,200 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students (Master Degree only for Non-EU citizens) 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’)

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, PhD, Masters Diploma, Masters Certificate

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in Germany

  • Applicable to all graduates and doctoral students from outside Germany

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: Euro 2,364 => Rs 1,99,734

Conversion rate used: 1 Euro = Rs. 83.37 (last updated 8th June 2022)

Scholarship amount will be given: Monthly

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care Scholarship amount can be used for this
Health Cover Scholarship amount can be used for this
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • 850 Euro per month plus various individual allowances which include possibly plus family, childcare allowance, health insurance or similar

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: Varies

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12 Required
UG Required
Interview Required

Eligibility

  • Applicants are expected 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
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Masters Degree course at the state or state-recognized university in Germany
  • German proficiency: Level B2 or DSH 2 (with certificate)
  • Interview: Interview with a liaison lecturer, usually held at your university or near where applicant lives (telephone interviews may also be held)

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +239 more

Application Process for this scholarship

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
SOP Required
LOR Required
CV Required

  • SOP: Must mention motivation for applying to the Heinrich Böll Foundation, motivation for studying applicants chosen subject, and of his/her main areas of interest
  • LOR: Two references required. One from a third-party reference on your social commitment and Second from an expert reference from a university or college lecturer, or for school leavers from a schoolteacher (1–2 pages)
    • 1st Reference should be a confirmation and detailed description of applicants' social commitment by a person of your choice who knows him/her well and is able to assess your commitment. This person should be neither a friend nor a member of his/her family. Wherever possible, he or she should be a representative of an institution or an organization. The referee may post or email the reference directly to the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Alternatively you yourself can upload the reference to the application portal
    • 1st Reference should contain the following information:
      • A description of applicants' social commitment, especially in areas in which they have actively assumed responsibility. The reference should state exactly what the applicant has done or achieved to date, assessing in particular aspects of his/her commitment that are not sufficiently apparent from your CV or your statement of motivation
      • A personal assessment of applicants' specific concerns and which particular causes him/her support
      • An assessment of applicants' ability to reflect on political affairs and an appraisal of his/her personality 4. The context in which the referee made the applicant acquaintance and how long he or she has known the applicant
  • CV: Resume is required
  • Transcripts: A copy of Abitur, baccalaureate or university entrance qualification, or if applicable the last three interim certificates if Abitur certificate has yet to be issued at the time of your application
  • A list of study certificates to date if the applicant has already commenced his/her studies
  • Student enrolment certificate
  • Written proof of German language proficiency
  • Application documents are required in the German Language. References, expert opinions and, if applicable, translations of certificates and documents can be written in English. For graduate students, the abstract must be written in German, the exposé itself can be written in English
  • Application Process: The application has to be submitted online in German with supporting documents

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date March 01, 2022
  • The application deadline is March 1st
Interview with liaison lecturer Not Available
  • Generally by mid-May
Selection workshops Not Available
  • June/July
Notification of scholarship award Not Available
  • July
Probable commencement of scholarship payments Not Available
  • 1 October

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

FAQ Link https://www.boell.de/de/navigation/bewerbung-1081.html
Contact email studienwerk@boell.de
Phone number 030 28534-400

Additional Information

Please inform your referee that the reference should contain the following information: 

  • A description of your social commitment, especially in areas in which you have actively assumed responsibility. The reference should state exactly what you have done or achieved to date, assessing in particular aspects of your commitment that are not sufficiently apparent from your CV or your statement of motivation. 
  • A personal assessment of your specific concerns and which particular causes you support
  • An assessment of your ability to reflect on political affairs and an appraisal of your personality
  • The context in which the referee made your acquaintance and how long he or she has known you.

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