Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships 2023 Germany

In Germany, continue your education. It’s all good! Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarship applications are now being accepted. We will go over the details of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung scholarship programme, its perks, and the application process in this article.

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation Scholarship is fully funded for the academic year 2023. This scholarship is available to study in Germany as an undergraduate or postgraduate. This scholarship will cover a monthly salary of up to EUR 850, as well as health insurance costs and, where applicable, family and infant allowances.

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung scholarship will be given to up to 40 outstanding students and will include a thorough seminar programme to help candidates improve their social and academic skills. Students from all subject areas are eligible to apply if they have demonstrated exceptional academic or academic merit, a desire to study in Germany, and a commitment to social democratic ideas.

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Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Institute
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Institute

Interesting Facts about the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Welcome to the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation eV and nice that you are interested in us. Here you will find information about us, our commitment and our offers. You can register for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung events in person or participate online, read Friedrich Ebert Stiftung publications and join the discussion on our social network platforms.

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Who we are: The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany. It is named after Friedrich Ebert , the first democratically elected head of state in German history. As a political foundation, we base our work on the basic values ​​of social democracy: freedom, justice and solidarity. As a non-profit institution, we act independently and would like to promote pluralistic social dialogue on the political challenges of the present.

We see ourselves as part of the social democratic community of values ​​and the trade union movement in Germany and around the world. With our work at home and abroad, we help people to participate in shaping their societies and to stand up for social democracy.

Around 670 employees are committed to our mission statement   at the headquarters in Bonn and Berlin, in 15 state and regional offices nationwide – locations in Germany  and in more than 100 foreign representations – locations internationally . The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organization chart provides information on the structure and areas of work of the foundation .

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Scholarship Highlights

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Diploma
  • Institution Name: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)
  • Study in: Germany
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Many courses are supported, but not pure study abroad programs outside the EU
  • Program Period: Maximum funding period corresponds to BAföG regulations
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 40
  • Deadline:
    • Bachelor / Diploma / Masters and Medical students can check the deadline HERE.
    • PhD students: At any time

Scholarship Benefits

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Scholarships provide the recipients with the following benefits:

  • Monthly Stipend of EUR 750 in a Bachelor’s, Diploma, Magister or state examination program
  • Monthly Stipend of EUR 850 in a Master’s course.
  • 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.

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Eligibility

To be eligible for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Languages is English / German
  • Eligible Countries are Gifted students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe
  • The candidates’ aptitudes and personalities show excellent promise for an academic or professional career.
  • 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
  • Candidates are expected to show commitment to the values of social democracy.
  • Above-average performance in school and studies
  • Personality – we are looking for applicants with the following:
    • political thinking
    • Thirst for knowledge
    • Tolerance and openness
    • Team orientation
    • Critical ability
    • self reflection

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How to Apply?

Please follow the following application instructions to avail the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung scholarship:

(1) Simply fill out the online application. We will ask you a few questions about your professional and family background – no further documents are required. If you feel unsure or if you need to talk to us in advance of the application, you can contact our approximately 480 liaison lecturers. (Note: Please check the deadlines and dates! ) You can download a sample here:

  • Sample application form for basic funding for first-year students (not for master’s students)
  • Sample application form for basic funding for Germans, foreigners with education and refugees
  • Sample application form for basic funding for foreigners
  • Sample application form for doctoral funding for Germans, foreigners with education and refugees
  • Sample application form for doctoral funding for foreigners

(2) If you are eligible for a scholarship, we will request further documents from you by e-mail: two expert reports from university lecturers as well as information about your previous training and your socio-political commitment . First-year students (not master’s students) in their first semester submit two reports from former teachers.

Upon our request, you have three weeks to upload the documents . Six weeks for the expert opinion, if necessary after consultation with us. We advise you to put the documents together while you are waiting for our response.

A list of required documents as well as information on the preparation of expert reports can be found in the following PDF downloads :

  • First- year students (not Master’s students): information sheet for applications Basic funding for first-year students at the beginning of the 1st university semester (Germans, foreigners with education and refugees); Reports from high school teachers or vocational school teachers
  • Basic funding: information sheet for applications for basic funding (Germans, foreign students with education and refugees who are not new students or residents and foreigners after the 1st semester) Reports from university professors
  • Doctoral funding: information sheet for applications for doctoral funding (German and foreign students as well as foreigners); Expert opinion from the supervisor of your dissertation as well as a further expert opinion from a second university professor

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(3) If you are shortlisted, we would like to get to know you personally. We invite you to two meetings : with a liaison professor from your department and with a member of our selection committee. Tips for preparing for the interviews can be found here.

(4) The selection committee makes the final decision on admission to one of our programs. The committee meets several times a year.

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Contact Details:

Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation for student support Godesberger Allee 149 53175 Bonn.

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